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Poll Results: Best Creative X-FI Alternative on a budget

 
  • 24% (8)
    Asus Xonar
  • 33% (11)
    Auzentech Prelude (uses Creative X-fi)
  • 6% (2)
    Auzentech Xplosion
  • 9% (3)
    B-Enspirer
  • 0% (0)
    E-Mu 0202
  • 3% (1)
    M-Audio Revolution
  • 6% (2)
    Omega Striker
  • 12% (4)
    Razer Barracuda AC-1
  • 6% (2)
    Other: please post
33 Total Votes  
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by chanster View Post
Mate i have listened to lots of cards including the ones you asked.........
Cool.

Just making sure.
    
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post #42 of 51
It's unfortunate, but for gaming there really is only one choice, and that's the X-FI and the only card to give you above EAX2.

It's not the X-FI chip that's causing the issues, it's the drivers. So, there's another vote for the Prelude.
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Auzentech non X-Fi cards are great........but i cant say much about HT and the Razer......The Razer is only good in gaming.....You should get a card that suits all needs rite...overall it should be good...not just shine is 1 aspect....
    
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I used an Asus Xonar on another build and really enjoyed its quality
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Originally Posted by Krokadyel View Post
I used an Asus Xonar on another build and really enjoyed its quality
I was this close to buying a Xonar the other day...

Too rich for my blood, though.

But it's just so tempting... my ears are so curious to "see" how much better it is that what I'm running now.
    
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post #46 of 51
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Thanks for the input, and I would like a balanced card, but if it needs to be I would like one that's better at music. Also, I would like to remind everyone that I'm hoping to spend less than $100 on this, which rules out the Xonar and Prelude, and Omega.
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post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
Thanks for the input, and I would like a balanced card, but if it needs to be I would like one that's better at music. Also, I would like to remind everyone that I'm hoping to spend less than $100 on this, which rules out the Xonar and Prelude, and Omega.
Suggestion: Why not try to find one used?

The only one I bought new was the HT Omega Claro; the other two cards I cited were bought here on OCN...

Good luck finding one.
    
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post #48 of 51
If its music i vote for striker....although it doesn't have a hardware DSP(Processing is done by the hosts CPU) it sounds very good in music........
    
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post #49 of 51
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Ah yes, good point. I will look for them used. I really would like to get a one of the best card avaliable, but being in college and lacking a job for another month or so makes money tight.

edit: Its off topic, but how do I get rid of the darned white bars on my avatar?
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post #50 of 51
With Creative going down in the dumps (per their forums), I might go with a dedicated USB DAC and skip out on the whole dedicated PCI/PCI-e sound card. They seem like they are way more trouble than they are worth. The only game I have purchased in the last year that was "EAX Certified" was BIOSHOCK. There used to be a really upside to having Creative support but that seems to be waining.

An iBasso D2 or better is really calling my name! No drivers = no fuss amazing SQ.
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