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I have $173 to spare and I was wanting to purchase a nice quality soundcard. I currently use the siberias v2 so I will be needing audio and a mic jack in the soundcard. Any suggestions will do, I am a complete beginner that needs some guidance

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Well for the siberia V2, I would just get the asus xonar DGX for 40 bucks and save your money.

If your money is burning a hole in your pocket and you want better sound in general, then here is what I would get. (all from amazon).

Sennehiser 558

Zalman clip on mic.

asus DGX.

on amazon it costs a grand total of 172.33 which is perfect for your budget.
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Well for the siberia V2, I would just get the asus xonar DGX for 40 bucks and save your money.

If your money is burning a hole in your pocket and you want better sound in general, then here is what I would get. (all from amazon).

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on amazon it costs a grand total of 172.33 which is perfect for your budget.

+1 or maybe the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X headphones instead.
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+1 or maybe the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X headphones instead.

These will push him slightly over the budget, but I agree. These are killer gaming headphones.
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Fiio E10K, a good amp for the price, I use it with my Sennheiser DT990 Pros and it's great, the amp is 70 which leaves ~100 for new headphones if you please.
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These will push him slightly over the budget, but I agree. These are killer gaming headphones.

You can usually find new Audio Technica headphones for lower prices on ebay, from highly rated sellers too. I got my A900X for only $140 (brand new).
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post #7 of 12
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I ended up going with the Sennheiser HD 598 to use with my steelseries soundcard, but will upgrade the soundcard soon now

Are there any good microphone solutions? Something like the ModMic that you can attach beside the headphones?
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I ended up going with the Sennheiser HD 598 to use with my steelseries soundcard, but will upgrade the soundcard soon now

Are there any good microphone solutions? Something like the ModMic that you can attach beside the headphones?

I would return the 598s and go with the 558s. You can mod the 558s to work like the 598s and end up saving 50 bucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-kJ7sN16qw
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I wouldn't really feel confident doing this since it'll probably void the warranty, do you have any suggestions for the mic?
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I wouldn't really feel confident doing this since it'll probably void the warranty, do you have any suggestions for the mic?

Under 10 bucks. Get the zalman clip on mic.

20-40 bucks, get the mod mic.

50+ get the Blue Snowball.
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