Originally Posted by noahmateen1234
So back on topic which is better with Vista. I do a little gaming and watch a lot of .avi files. I would rather spend $35 on the audigy which my brother has and he likes it, but if the x-fi would be $55 better than I would be willing
In gaming, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised with the X-Fi.
Many games now have special sound detail levels for X-Fi's, because thats just how good the EAX HD effects are.
When just watching your movies, there won't be as large of a difference between the Audigy and X-Fi. I'm not sure on exactly how the Crystallizer works or exactly how it effects the sound, but generally most people are pleased with it.
Perhaps somebody else could provide a more technical explanation.