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Between those two, which is better? I play Source, BF2 and SupCom, and I listen to a lot of 192kbps MP3 music, both on headphones and 2.1 speakers.

Wchi sounds clearer, has less noise and less driver issues? Everyone on newegg seems to love their Omega.

Also, Omega seems to have linux support.
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i would say omaega
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Bluegears b-Enspirer ftw!
    
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Someone told me on here that the xtreme gamer doesnt use as quality drivers as the other sound cards in that family. And not to buy the xtreme gamer.
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Bluegears b-Enspirer ftw!
That seemed to have a lot of good reviews, too. What makes it better?

Also, it doesn't have a front-in jack.
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It has 192KHz, 24-bit, and it's built on the Oxygen chip. All of these are betetr specs than any X-Fi below the Fatal1ty.
    
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Someone told me on here that the xtreme gamer doesnt use as quality drivers as the other sound cards in that family. And not to buy the xtreme gamer.
That's the XtremeAudio you're thinking of.

Omega is a good card but for gaming I would definitely stick to X-Fi. X-Fi Prelude sure looks like a hot card.
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I don't know if this comparison would even be useful, but I thought I'd throw my two cents worth in.

I use the HT Omega Claro on my gaming rig, and I've transferred my Creative XtremeMusic X-Fi to my office rig; the Creative card used to be on my gaming rig.

To my ears, the HT Omega card produces much better, crisper, brighter sound qualities compared to the Creative. In movies and music, I love the HT Omega; in games, the Creative has slightly better positional sound output.

The included software is probably a wash between the two.

The most compelling selling point in favor of the HT Omega, though, is the fact you don't need a proprietary audio cable to connect the card to your front panel. You either have to custom-build your own cable, or buy one ($30.00+, as I recall).

Hope this helps your purchasing decision!
    
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