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Whats a good 7.1 card that has optical out? I want it to be $100 or less and would like it to work well with my Logitech z-5500's.
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post #2 of 10
I'm pretty sure the X-Fi Xtreme Music is about $100. Its a beauty

I don't think it has optical out though.......
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post #3 of 10
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No it doesn't have optical out. I want that because with that my speakers are able to play Dolby Digital quality surround sound.
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post #4 of 10
On my X-Fi XtremeGamer box it states that it has optical out. The card is $89.99 online, $99.99 in stores and performs just like the X-Fi XtremeMusic. An amazing card for the price

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Bluegears b-Enspirer, read reviews, its considered better than any X-Fi by those in the know, especially any X-Fi that can be had for $109 on Newegg.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829127002

Oxygen HD audio processor, optical in and out, 7.1 and it also does Dolby Digital and DTS which sounds amazing, I use Dolby Digital with my z5500s.
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post #6 of 10
why do you need optical out? you can get digital coax much easier.

if you really need optical then you need a Creative card with either a breakout box or the front panel.

these cards have optical out... not sure about how good they are though as I'm only familar w/ Creative products

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829156001
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Off Topic: I used to have a coax connecting some 5.1 HT speakers to my rig and I used to get these horrible pops before the sound came out of the speakers
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post #8 of 10
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Off Topic: I used to have a coax connecting some 5.1 HT speakers to my rig and I used to get these horrible pops before the sound came out of the speakers
I have the Audigy zs and the 5500's with the Digital coax out and works 100% perfectly
 
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
I have the Audigy zs and the 5500's with the Digital coax out and works 100% perfectly
I think its safe to say this thread is done.

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lol . . .i was looking for soundcard info and came across it. . . whoops
 
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