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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

With the siberias...
The only real benefit you get from the soundcard is headphone surround from Dolby Headphones and CMSS-3D/SBX.

Everyone who recommends +100$ soundcard for 50$ headphones should go back to Trolland.
Xonar DG is the highest tier soundcard I can recommend with the Siberias, anything higher is placebo (as the headset is a bottleneck).
And from Creative I would recommend Blaster Z OEM as it should be much cheaper than the normal model.

I approve smile.gif
Siberia V2 is a decent headphone but certainly not a high end one, so no need for a 50$+ soundcard (just be sure that the one you pick got all dolby enhancements for your ingame experience)
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by MCSboutik View Post

I approve smile.gif
Siberia V2 is a decent headphone but certainly not a high end one, so no need for a 50$+ soundcard (just be sure that the one you pick got all dolby enhancements for your ingame experience)
What about Aurvana Live from creative? Is it better than Siberia V2?
post #23 of 23
Just want to say that in terms of virtual surround, I find Dolby Headphone to be quite awful compared to CMSS3D fromCreati ve.
   
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