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What sound card for Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers?

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Hey guys..was thinking about getting an Asus xonar dx or essence stx sound card for these speakers..just have onboard right now. wound it be a waste of extra money to get the asus xonar essence stx over the dx...i have the money for either, but want to know if i could tell a difference with the stx or would it be best to just go with the dx? thanks
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Those are not exactly hifi/audiophile grade speakers so if i had to make a choice and also run cans in the mix i would pick a Xonar DG biggrin.gif
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xonar dg huh..nice im down with savin some money..cool yea i was unsure if i needed that good of sound card for only a 2,1 system..thanks man!
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Im biased and will say take the Xonar STX. It comes with a built in amp for use with some cans. I am extremly pleased I got the STX.
Either way you go, you'll be happy.
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i know the stx is very tempting..spendy but, extremely good card. Wondering if i would notice a huge difference between that and the DG..
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Better to have low-cost Soundcard + hifi speakers... go for Asus Xonar DG. thumb.gifthumb.gif
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