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If you are using headphones, I would recommend getting a sound card so you can use Dolby Headphone/CMSS-3D in games and movies. Even something like the $20 Xonar DG (or DGX) would be an improvement over onboard for that reason.
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Yes, Xonar DG/X could help but IMO it's better to buy a better headphone first, so you can get a better experience overall. If you don't want to break the bank, Superlux/Samson headphones are considered good for their price.

Choosing is hard but you can always ask for recommendation or see what's the most recommended headphones here http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products
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