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How to get the best sound quality in modern games (far cry 3, tomb raider, etc.)

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After watching the thief a3d demo, I've started to look for alternatives that come close to it in terms of sound quality. Since Aureal is now dead I started to look at EAX and 5.0 had an impressive feature list. Unfortunately, it appears that there are perhaps 2 games that support eax 5.0 and a few more that support 3.0. The thing is, that these games are all pretty old (ex. battlefield 2, doom 3, thief 3) and I don't see any modern games use it. So now I am debating whether to get xonar dg or not if it will just barely improve the audio of my games as all the recent ones don't support open AL or eax.

The main question is what is the best possible sound quality in games such as far cry 3 that is achievable right now with or without sound cards? A video of the example would be nice so that I can decided if sound cards are still worth it.
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Thief? lol

Modern games software mix 5.1 surround and it is up to your sound card to turn that into simulated stereo (2 channel) for headphones use. Creative cards with CMSS-3D or anything else with dolby headphone is what you want.
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Thief? lol
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What's wrong with thief? You need precise audio in order to locate enemies as it is crucial in this stealth game. Search up thief a3d demo to see what I mean.
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