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X-FI XtremeMusic vs XtremeGamer, the difference?

post #1 of 10
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hi all, i was wondering how the X-FI XtremeMusic puts up to the XtremeGamer. I know the Xtrmeme Music is a bit older, but is there any major difference in sound quality etc? all im doing is gaming and music lol
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Honestly, I never really noticed a difference for the average user between almost any decent sound card. Just my two cents.
    
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I have XtremeMusic and I love it. Works perfectly fine, gives you great options as far as tweaking with speaker settings, positioning, and dB levels. You have 3 console menu/modes to use. Audio Creation, Entertainment, and Gaming.

I game, and play music a lot, and this gives me the best of both.
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post #4 of 10
the xtremegamer has more xRAM than the xtrememusic. The memory is only used if games are encoded to use it though so for practical purposes it isn't very useful, considering the xtrememusic still has some onboard memory.

The gamer is a lower profile card and has non-standard op-amps so it cannot be modded. It also doesn't have the breakout box jack.

Otherwise the cards are exactly the same. (same stock analogue output stage, same DAC, same power supply)
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Yeah I don't think the difference is huge.. even with the XtremeMusic, you get a Gaming mode, which gives you all the X-fi processing power you need.

I say go for the Music if you listen to music, watch DVDs and game.

Plus as soloz2 said, if you want an increase in sound quality, you can always mod the op-amps on the XtremeMusic
    
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post #6 of 10
With all the points also considered above if you ask me the ExtremeMusic is a better buy. Barely any games out there are even coded to use Xram lol.
post #7 of 10
It doesn't really matter. They both have horrible drivers. Half the time, i can't switch from game mode to entertainment mode without restarting my computer even though everything is closed.
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Originally Posted by SuperMagus View Post
It doesn't really matter. They both have horrible drivers. Half the time, i can't switch from game mode to entertainment mode without restarting my computer even though everything is closed.
Sounds like its a problem at your end. Im fine with the drivers as are many. Your doing something wrong or something to mess up the drivers.
post #9 of 10
Yeah, you've got funked up drivers buddy. Even I can switch around and I'm running Vista
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post #10 of 10
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thanks al....great help....+rep but not for Enterprise LoL!!
Music it is!
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