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i just bought a gaming headset QPAD QH-90. They feel awesome, but they're on my onboard audio from asrock z68 extrem3 gen3 onboard audio.
What sound card do you suggest for this kind of headset?
my price range is between 80 and 100 $.
thanks
post #2 of 6
Welcome to OCN

For 100$ you can get the Creative Sound Blaster Z

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

17% or 20$ off right now
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I see a lot of negative opinion's Creative, especially about the drives.
i have also seen Asus xonar DX and it's cheaper.
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Originally Posted by stefafanu View Post

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I see a lot of negative opinion's Creative, especially about the drives.
i have also seen Asus xonar DX and it's cheaper.

Never had a problem with Creative soundcards and i have had a ton of them

Sure the drivers are not great but on windows 7 you dont need them

Or at least i dont need to install them
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I have to say I love my old Creative Extreme Gamer. I don't think you can buy them new any more, but Creative can build quality stuff if they want.

I learned the hard way to never buy their speakers...total junk. Sound cards are pretty solid in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by stefafanu View Post

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I see a lot of negative opinion's Creative, especially about the drives.
i have also seen Asus xonar DX and it's cheaper.
SBZ is better for headphones with it's 20ohm output impedance, SBX surround and dedicated headphone jack and amplifier.
It even has the same DAC as the DX.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 11/27/13 at 3:38pm
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