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post #1 of 12
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I don't really venture into the audio section, but when I do I need some help.

Now, every thread I've read based around soundcard v onboard has mentioned getting a sound card over onboard sound in almost all applications of audio, and currently I have some extra money; not much but some. My limit is $50, and I was curious on what sound card I should get. I enjoy listening to EDM (electronic dance music), soft rock, indie, and some hip-hop. I do light gaming, and usually venture into new types of music and experimental beats and stuff, occasionally messing around in some audio applications. I have the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 and Sennheiser HD 448's (nothing spectacular) and I was looking to a better sound solution, or if I wouldn't really see the benefit then advise me not to buy a soundcard all together. Thanks for reading and helping! Any other info required, just ask! biggrin.gif
post #2 of 12
Xonar DG easily.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

Xonar DG easily.

Is there a specific reason for you saying that? Not ignoring that you're audio editor, just curious thumb.gif
post #4 of 12
Xonar DG if you are going for soundcard under 50$.

Headphone amp? -check
5.1 support? -check
"EAX" support? -check
Dolpy headphone? -check (the 5.1 surround emulator for headphones, NICE thing to have)
Low price? -CHECK!

EDIT: Even if your mobo doesnt have PCI support, you can buy the new DGX version of DG for PCI-e.
EDIT2: If you have any problems with the card, use UNi Xonar drivers.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 4/16/12 at 1:14am
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post #5 of 12
+1 on the xonar DG.
post #6 of 12
I agree on the Xonar DG as well. Great card, especially for the price.
post #7 of 12
+1 on the DG without a doubt. Have it myself and it is a substantial improvement over the Realtek Onboard that came with my MB. thumb.gif
     
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post #8 of 12
Xonar DG is about the only low-cost soundcard worth buying these days. A huge step up from onboard.
     
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post #9 of 12
Xonar DG. Only card worth buying in budget range.
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post #10 of 12
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looks like it's a clear decision, thanks guys! It will be here tomorrow. anything special I need to do when I install the drivers?
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