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I read the OCN's most recommended thread but when I went to look for some of the creative sound cards and they were hard to find it seemed. Also they use Xi-fi which is outdated now? I am not sure but i think i read that somewhere, and now I am really confused. Also trying to find a good headset for gaming( Which apparently gaming headsets suck?) which would work well with the sound card is confusing to me. So if someone could recommend a good sound card plus gaming headset or headset that would be good for gaming would be greatly appreciated! Also I would only want to spend around $200 but if thats not enough i would be willing to spend more. And i would like to use it on my Xbox as well, but i think there are adapters for that? Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 5
The Asus Xonar series is great for gaming, and I believe the Xonar Xense if made for gaming. I don't know too much about headsets, but I tried a pair of thermaltakes and they sounded pretty good.

EDIT: Sorry, didn't see you had a $200 budget tongue.gif. In that case you can go for a lower end card and headset, but thats a pretty small budget. If you had an extra $100 and raised it to $300 you could get some nice things that would last you a while.
    
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ok i think i could raise my budget up to $300 so any new suggestions?
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The Xonar Xense bundle has "customized" Sennheiser PC350 with it. The bundle price should be around 200-300$. (no idea about american prices, in Germany it costs ~200€ and in Finland ~280€... oh Finnish prices, you so crazy)
The PC350 alone costs 148$ in amazon.com atm (normal price 230$?)

The new creative SB Recon3d soundcards sound a bit craptastic so I recommend to stay away from them.

So imho it comes to Xonar Xense(bundle) VS xonar STX/DX/creative titanium + *insert random recommended headphones here*
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/14/12 at 8:16am
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Could you maybe send me a link to where I can buy one?
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