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Hi,

I currently have the Audigy 2 Platinum, Is it worth upgrading to a X-FI platinum or X-FI XtremeMusic?

a refurbished X-FI Platinum will cost $100, while a refurbished X-FI XtremeMusic will cost $70

I listen to Music for 1-3 hours a day, game for about an hour

The sound card will be paired with my Logitech X-530

so what do you guys think? shall i buy an X-fi?
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I'm still on the fence with this myself, to be honest i doubt you'd notice any real difference. Although i have been eyeing up the Auzentech Prelude.
 
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My friend have a Au2 and he's having problem playing stuff with movies at 1080 ad some minor game stuff. but I'd say stick to the Au2 untill Creative/ASUS/Azueruth or what they are called release a PCI-e card or atleast an upgrade for the X-Fi...
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
Hi,

I currently have the Audigy 2 Platinum, Is it worth upgrading to a X-FI platinum or X-FI XtremeMusic?

a refurbished X-FI Platinum will cost $100, while a refurbished X-FI XtremeMusic will cost $70

I listen to Music for 1-3 hours a day, game for about an hour

The sound card will be paired with my Logitech X-530

so what do you guys think? shall i buy an X-fi?
I actually made the jump from an Audigy 2 to a XFI XtremeMusic a while back, way before I got my Prelude. I had a nice 4.1 Logitech speaker system and the sound quality improvement was very noticeable when I went to the XFI. I loved the new software (when it worked) and really got a lot out of that card for the money.

You would notice a difference with your X-530 speakers but I'm not so sure it would be worth the money, it depends on how important audio is to you. If you have intentions to upgrade your speakers sometime in the future then I would say go for it.


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I'm still on the fence with this myself, to be honest i doubt you'd notice any real difference. Although i have been eyeing up the Auzentech Prelude.
I hope you have nice speakers to go with that Prelude if decide to buy it. If you game a lot you will love the Prelude. Z-5500's+Prelude+Crysis=WOW
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A new X-Fi Elite + headset is $80 AR at Newegg.
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I actually made the jump from an Audigy 2 to a XFI XtremeMusic a while back, way before I got my Prelude. I had a nice 4.1 Logitech speaker system and the sound quality improvement was very noticeable when I went to the XFI. I loved the new software (when it worked) and really got a lot out of that card for the money.

You would notice a difference with your X-530 speakers but I'm not so sure it would be worth the money, it depends on how important audio is to you. If you have intentions to upgrade your speakers sometime in the future then I would say go for it.




I hope you have nice speakers to go with that Prelude if decide to buy it. If you game a lot you will love the Prelude. Z-5500's+Prelude+Crysis=WOW
I have crappy X-530's, but i am looking at going Z-5500's also at some point. Just that sound isn't a priority to me at present. What i have suits me fine for now.
 
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
My friend have a Au2 and he's having problem playing stuff with movies at 1080 ad some minor game stuff. but I'd say stick to the Au2 untill Creative/ASUS/Azueruth or what they are called release a PCI-e card or atleast an upgrade for the X-Fi...
I don't watch HD movies, DVD still fine with me
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I actually made the jump from an Audigy 2 to a XFI XtremeMusic a while back, way before I got my Prelude. I had a nice 4.1 Logitech speaker system and the sound quality improvement was very noticeable when I went to the XFI. I loved the new software (when it worked) and really got a lot out of that card for the money.

You would notice a difference with your X-530 speakers but I'm not so sure it would be worth the money, it depends on how important audio is to you. If you have intentions to upgrade your speakers sometime in the future then I would say go for it.
well I plan on buying Z-5500 in January 2009 maybe , the Z-5500 costs $370 here and I don't want to spend that much, even ordering from US will cost a lot due to the high weight
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A new X-Fi Elite + headset is $80 AR at Newegg.
no Newegg for me
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
I have crappy X-530's, but i am looking at going Z-5500's also at some point. Just that sound isn't a priority to me at present. What i have suits me fine for now.
me too but I have some money and I'm thinking if its worth it blowing it on a new X-Fi
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Its worth it if you plan on going for the Z-5500s.
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^--^ Yeah .If you don't have some-what decent speakers you wont hear much of a difference in audio quality.
    
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i went from onboard 680i to the Xfi fatality pro and wow. i have the Z5500s and i noticed a difference right off the bat. more clear and everything.
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