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post #1 of 4
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Hi there,

I have my pc with and I just want a new sound card because my old sound card dead now.
I am a gamer, audio mixing, music recording.

I have 2 choices.

1. Sound Blaster Z
2. Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

I don't know what to choose.
I want some advice from you or may be other sound card recommendation.


Every advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.
post #2 of 4
The choice is pretty easy if you are recording audio, the Sound Blaster Z is going to give you much better functionality with inputs.
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Neither.
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post #4 of 4
Mixing audio etc.

If you want a DAC only;

soundcard:
  • DX
  • STX



external:
  • Schiit Modi/Bifrost/Gungir
  • Prism Lyra (expensive tho)
  • Audioengine D1 (It does contain a headphone amp tho)
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