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ASUS Xonar DG Sound card vs on board

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Well was thinking about getting a ASUS Xonar DG Sound card but would I really need it for my purposes so I need some opinions.

Lets start off I love listening to music and I love bass, treble and quality but to be honest I dont listen to music much on my PC now a days but when I do its the best tongue.gif

The xonar cost me £20 and thats all I really want to spend dont want to go too high on my budget as my priority are on other things for e.g. upgrading other components ( as now Im just borrowing people GPU & CPU ) .

But my question today is will it make a big difference from my on board sound ? ( I know I cant expect a lot from a £20 sound card but is it enough to realize the difference)
2nd will it improve my gaming audio ? (stupid question but might as-well ask)

I do have a sound card as its the fatal1ty boards from YEARS AGO ( before the i3 series ) lol but its not in my current machine

Help would be appreciated and one day I will return the help smile.gif
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Definitely makes a different! My first dedicated soundcard was DG too.
It's 200% better than my onboard with richer music, hear more sound ingames.
DG worths every penny biggrin.gif
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It's nice to have but hard to say whether it's worth it or not, depends on your speakers/headphones, audio source, and whether you can hear the nuances...

I noticed a difference between onboard and my DX but it wasn't anything mind blowing or surprising...grabbed my DX for next to nothing so it was "worth it" to me but yeah. Placebo IMO plays a bit part of it, but there is some real benefits from it as well. There are some pretty great onboard solutions these days though.
 
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