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I noticed the hissing sound only comes up when the speakers are cranked up at 60% up.

My girlfriend just gave me a pair of good headphones and now I'm really thinking of buying a dedicated sound card. biggrin.gif
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I would give the asus dg sound card a try since it's cheap and in my case really made a difference.

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For gaming, I like Asus Xonar DG 5.1 card + any head phones.
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It does make a difference if you have a dedicated sound card
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I also agree with Bit_reaper, the Xonar DG will be a good starter card, you could look into upgrading the x540 to maybe a Kilpsch HD 500 with a decent receiver (Yamaha, Onkyo) to take full advantage of the sound card. What headphones btw?
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Your computer sounds old as heck, so you probably should get a sound card. Xonar DG/DGX should be it.
Edited by cuad - 8/18/12 at 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by Triniboi82 View Post

I also agree with Bit_reaper, the Xonar DG will be a good starter card, you could look into upgrading the x540 to maybe a Kilpsch HD 500 with a decent receiver (Yamaha, Onkyo) to take full advantage of the sound card. What headphones btw?
I'd love to upgrade my logitech speakers but I just don't have that much extra cash hanging around right now.
Superlux HD651, I didn't have any headphones prior so can't complain biggrin.gif the only thing bothering me is comfort because my ears hurt when I use it for too long.
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