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Okay guys, it's time for me to actually buy a sound card. I've got the Logitech Z-5500 Speaker set and will continue to use them.

Now I know alot of people have suggest the Auzunetech X-Fi Prelude 7.1

But it's kinda expensive and I'm not really wanting to put alot into it.

Now I've seen the Creative X-Fi series but they've got way too many cards and to be honest, I dunno the difference. So, if you guys can, what's the best creative x-fi card and how does it compare to the Auzuntech Prelude. Are there any other good brands out there as well? All help is much appreciated.
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never mind won't work w/ z-5500
Edited by roningai - 5/11/08 at 10:02pm
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by roningai View Post
never mind won't work w/ z-5500
What was your suggestion? I'm open to buying new speakers as well...I can get any speakers I want super cheap but I don't have any connections for sound cards.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 5/11/08 at 10:18pm
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i like what i have, and its less than $30
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I had my Z-5500's paired with a XtremeMusic sound card for quite a while and I loved it. That would be my recommendation, however it may be a different story if you are using Vista.
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Yeah I'm using Vista x64
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post #9 of 14
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ありがとう

Thank you btw

Quote:
Originally Posted by chanster View Post
So in your opinion, which one would you rather get. Splurge for one of the Fatality or or the Xtreme Music? Does the XtremeMusic allow for the OPAMPS upgrade?
Edited by KamuiRSX - 5/11/08 at 11:53pm
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post #10 of 14
Well If you are a serious heavy gamer then go for the FPS. The Xtreme Music is as good the Fatal1ty,but not dedicated for gaming.

I have to tell you, For the majority of uses the difference between those two models are not noticed!

As for the Opamps.Yes you can change them but ull have to soldier them as the Xtreme Music doesn't have swappable Opamps. One will get a noticeable difference on the sound quality but it slows down the audio process a bit as well.
    
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