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Best $40 Sound Card (PCI or PCI-e)

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Hi all,

I wanted to to tap into your infinite knowledge and ask about a budget sound card.

I've got hd595s and a motherboard that has both pci-e, pci, and pci-e mini.

I got a Xonar DG used off Amazon warehouse and I think it's broken. It's recognized but none of the jacks work. I'm gonna return it and I thought I might either buy another DG or spend a little more for something nicer.

ALSO: If it's possible, I want to be able to switch between my headphone output and speaker output with keyboard shortcut.
Edited by wermcran - 6/24/13 at 8:35am
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For 40$ you cant find anything better. Maybe DGX instead of DG, for more futureproof.

Unixonar
With the standalone apps pack --> front panel switch.
Just bind the app to a keyboard macro.

Cant use them myself as the EMI from FP is insane.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 6/24/13 at 9:14am
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Is there much difference between Xonar DGS and DSX?

DSX is $40 right now on new egg and amazon.
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Is there much difference between Xonar DGS and DSX?

DSX is $40 right now on new egg and amazon.

DSX: 7.1 channels (no built in amp)
DGX: 5.1 channels (with amp)
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