post #11 of 11
Originally Posted by Alienware69 View Post

You sound like you already made up your mind but you don't really need a sound card these days. Onboard audio has come a long way and good headphones can make even low quality tracks sound great. You can get surround from realtek audio too btw. I use it.
Bottom line, it's better to buy $300 headphones than $150 headphones and a $150 sound card.

I agree you have to have great speakers/headphones but I wouldn't skip out on a sound card either. Not to mention just because onboard soundcards have closed the gap doesn't mean there isn't a difference. You also get much better technologies such as Dolby.
Originally Posted by OkanG View Post

Sounds reasonable smile.gif
How about the more expensive Asus soundcards though? If they are worth the extra juice, I'll just save up for one of those. Also, I'm into aesthatics A LOT, so I'd like those fancy covers they come in tongue.gif

I wouldn't recommend going any higher quality sound card unless you plan on upgrading your headphones and speaker setup soon. Even if you got better headphones I would only pick up a nice headphone amp to push them to their full potential, if needed.
Edited by logicPwn - 9/12/12 at 11:48am