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Best sound card for Razer Tiamat 7.1

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I got a razer Tiamat 7.1 as a gift... and i guess i need a sound card.. Whats the best sound card i can use for this headsets? Mostly gaming?
post #2 of 7
While a soundcard may show some general improvement over onboard sound, you certainly do not need a soundcard to power those headphones. They'll work just find with any reasonable onboard audio.
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post #3 of 7
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Well i currently have the Asus DX sound card, just wondering if i'll hear a difference going to a higher end one, like the phoubus
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I seriously doubt you'd notice any difference at all. Imho, I'd save the coin.
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post #5 of 7
Use the on-board sound, improvements by buying a decent audio card will be negligible.
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post #6 of 7
I was always under the impressed/schooled to think 1/4 of your budget to dac/card whatever, the rest to your cans/speakers.
For all intensive purposes (woo got a ricky-ism in!) that generally idea hasn't really failed me, so them 200 dollar headphones will probably not see one bit of difference upgrading your DX card.
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post #7 of 7
DX already has very good DAC, and you don't need any of the headphone amplifiers with that kind of headphones.

Even Xonar DGX is more than enough.
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