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Poll: HT Omega Claro vs. AuzenTech X-FI Prelude

Poll Results: Which sound card for Vista x64?

 
  • 29% (23)
    HT Omega Claro
  • 62% (48)
    AuzenTech X-FI Prelude
  • 7% (6)
    Other
77 Total Votes  
post #1 of 86
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Which card and why? This will go in my sig rig running Vista x64. I will mainly be using it for gaming, but also movies and music. Gaming will mainly be done on headphones ( SENNHEISER HD555), movies and music will mainly be output to my Sony receiver.

The two choices:
HT Omega Claro

AuzenTech X-FI Prelude

How much difference does X-fi really make in games?

Other suggestions welcome. Thanks all!
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post #2 of 86
Honestly, I would recommend the Asus Xonar card over those.
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post #3 of 86
Practically nothing better than a Prelude.
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post #4 of 86
You really need an X-Fi for gaming as it the only APU that fully supports EAX 5.0 effects. That being said, the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude is the best card out there with the X-Fi APU.
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post #5 of 86
Xtrememusic FTW.

Can't argue about $60-$70 for a nice X-fi.
    
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post #6 of 86
The Prelude will give you much better gaming results, but the Claro HT will compete with the Prelude on just about everything else from what I have seen.

I voted Prelude. If you wanted something more for music/movies, the Auzentech X-Meridian is also a very nice card.
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post #7 of 86
Most certainly the Prelude.....how many people have you seen using Claro? how many have the Prelude....

Prelude FTW
    
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post #8 of 86
Pure sound quality? The Claro. But if the EAX effects really matter to you, then the Prelude.
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post #9 of 86
I've never had experience with the Claro, but from what I hear it has superior sound to my current x-meridian, which shares the same APU. So for music and movies I would go with the Claro, but for games the Prelude might be better.
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post #10 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by triggerc View Post
but for games the Prelude might be better.
For games there is no card to match the Prelude!
    
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