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AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1? Will it be worth it?

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OK heres the deal, I am replacing a few parts in my sig rig and I have wanted to get a sound card for a while now. This is what it will be doing:

1.) Music, I love my tunes!!! I have a vast collection ranging from Classical all the way through to Death Metal.

2.) Games, I am a huge RTS fan. I play games like COH( Company of Heroes), The entire Total war series, Supreme commander, C&C, Dawn of war......Blah..Blah you get the point.

I have Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers, Will I be pleased with this card over my onboard sound? Am I going to see that much of a difference in my music and games. I know there are much better cards out, But this is all I can afford as far as price. My order goes out tonight so please help out a buddy!



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829156001
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Get your self a X-Fi Xtreme Music or Xtreme Gamer. The X-Plosion will have a slight edge in the music department thats all! All the other aspects the X-Fi prevails. Specially games!
    
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Sorry I do not like Creative. I like using my PC, Not screwing with drivers all weekend....LOL!
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Mine took 10 minutes to install, and outta that then I actually did something maybe 2 minutes.

They come with driver CDs that work fine.
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Just going off the top of my head, I don't think any of those games use EAX so you would not get the benefit of a Creative card in that respect (and as such, if you don't want one I don't think you'll be missing out on anything). The biggest feature of the Auzen that I would like is the swappable OP amps. Specifically if you ever upgrade your speakers/headphones that will really allow you to tweak the sound to your tastes. In the short tearrm, you'll see a huge difference in the noise level from your onboard. You might not think the onboard is bad, but once you hear the difference on some of your favorite tracks between onboard and a decent dedicated audio processor you'll be amazed at the difference.
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Even if the games support EAX, I can still listen in DTS right?

And about Creative, I got burned a few times by them and I don't care to try again.
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Even if the games support EAX, I can still listen in DTS right?

And about Creative, I got burned a few times by them and I don't care to try again.
Yes, you can. DDL will process any signal coming through the card.
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