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I have the Xonar DS at the moment and I'm content with it. I may crossfire soon and I won't have an available slot for my soundcard if I do. Can anyone recommend me a new soundcard?
    
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Not much information to work with... Honestly we can't recommend anything before we get more information about your needs and budget (5.1/7.1 support, DDL/DTS encoding support, headphones and/or speakers, etc.).
Requesting Some Audio Advice Here? READ THIS FIRST!


My crystal ball (aka. your sig) says that you are using DT990 headphones and AV40 speakers.
Are you using a headphone amplifier with the DT990?

For starters I'll just throw in the Schiit Fulla and Fiio 10k.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 1/7/15 at 6:30am
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Yeah I have an amp. I use the schiit magni.
    
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That makes things simple.

External DACs that I can remember at the moment:
Schiit Modi 2
Dragonfly 1.0
UCA222

You could get a simple splitter cable to connect both the speakers and the amp to the DAC. Or go SYS.
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I guess I should have put this in the original post. I play alot of Counter Strike. I heard that DACs are not great for directional positioning. Are there any soundcard recommendations?
    
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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post

I guess I should have put this in the original post. I play alot of Counter Strike. I heard that DACs are not great for directional positioning. Are there any soundcard recommendations?
Stick Razer Surround on the DAC.
And out of the external "soundcards", I think I heard Sound Blaster Omni is decent.

But in general if you thought that the DS did the job well, normal DAC is as good as the DS.
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Stick Razer Surround on the DAC.
And out of the external "soundcards", I think I heard Sound Blaster Omni is decent.

But in general if you thought that the DS did the job well, normal DAC is as good as the DS.

Hmmm. I'll have to take a look at that Razer Surround thing. I've never heard of it. I'm more inclined to get an internal soundcard. Are there no good PCIE x1 soundcards available?
    
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Hmmm. I'll have to take a look at that Razer Surround thing. I've never heard of it. I'm more inclined to get an internal soundcard. Are there no good PCIE x1 soundcards available?

essence stx is x1, have one myself its its pretty amazing for internal
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