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post #11 of 22
Wow that chart is the most misleading thing I've ever seen. But that's okay, the X-Fi Prelude still beats the Asus in everything on that chart.

On topic! I would go with maybe some jamo speakers and a pioneer or Onkyo amplifier. Go to some audio/electronics stores and see what you like.
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Thanks a lot everyone for the responses! As for headphones... no way, I want my music to be loud and great with perfect quality. Also I need speakers that are great for mostly music, but for films and gaming as well in other words everything.

I will look into getting a custom setup... so thanks everyone
    
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post #13 of 22
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Wow that chart is the most misleading thing I've ever seen. But that's okay, the X-Fi Prelude still beats the Asus in everything on that chart.

On topic! I would go with maybe some jamo speakers and a pioneer or Onkyo amplifier. Go to some audio/electronics stores and see what you like.
How is it misleading? It beats the X-Fi Elite Pro in all of those categories...
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How is it misleading? It beats the X-Fi Elite Pro in all of those categories...
from experience and tests my boy.
u can't beat that with any charts.
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from experience and tests my boy.
u can't beat that with any charts.
You've never used an Asus Xonar D2...
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You've never used an Asus Xonar D2...
oh sorry.. i forgot to mention,
i did hear xonar compared to onkyo SE-200 and x-fi ElitePro(not modded).
it just won over default x-fi by a slight margin, but lost completely compared to modded x-fi(mine Xtreme Music).
it may have interesting features stated above.... but most of it... u won't get to use it
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post #17 of 22
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Thanks a lot everyone for the responses! As for headphones... no way, I want my music to be loud and great with perfect quality. Also I need speakers that are great for mostly music, but for films and gaming as well in other words everything.

I will look into getting a custom setup... so thanks everyone
Check out http://www.richersounds.com they have a nice selection.
    
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post #18 of 22
You CANNOT beat Klipsch Promedia 5.1 Ultra sound..
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and oo yeah... about that sound test on the chart above....
those numbers can be deceiving...
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post #20 of 22
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How is it misleading? It beats the X-Fi Elite Pro in all of those categories...
The chart gave the Asus a win for not supporting EAX5.0... lol I almost don't have to say more.

The only things it really wins over X-Fi are the SNR values (but X-Fi can be modded to sound better) and DDL. 192KHz playback is absolutely useless and whether dolby headphone is better than CMSS3D or not is very debatable. I actually prefer creative's CMSS3D for gaming and movies over dolby.
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