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post #1 of 10
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Ok, i have 200 dollars. Should i sell my z5400's, and buy some z5500's, or keep my speakers, and buy a top of the line sound card?
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post #2 of 10
I think the difference between the 5400 and 5500 wouldn't be as good as slapping a new sound card in your rig.

My vote is sound card.
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post #3 of 10
I vote for a new sound card it would be a bigger jump then 5400->5500's.
Get the new ASUS Xonar series or a Xtrememusic from frys and mod it.
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post #4 of 10
Absolutely a sound card.
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Alright, i have $120, and i'd like to buy it locally. Suggestions?
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post #6 of 10
An XFI based sound card would be a huge upgrade over your Audigy, the sound quality improvement would be very noticeable. Why not buy a sound card online? Wider selection, you can shop around and save money on tax if you buy from out of state.
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post #7 of 10
I would say get a better sound card becuase the speakers you are lookign to get are not THAT much better while upgrading to a nice sound card can really help the overall sound quality.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Zulli85 View Post
An XFI based sound card would be a huge upgrade over your Audigy, the sound quality improvement would be very noticeable. Why not buy a sound card online? Wider selection, you can shop around and save money on tax if you buy from out of state.
How about the extreme audio?
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Originally Posted by Slaveofthebeast View Post
How about the extreme audio?
That is the only XFI-based card that you by all means must avoid. Try finding an XtremeMusic, not to be confused with the XtremeAudio.
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post #10 of 10
New sound card for sure. THose speakers are decent, and IMO the difference wouldn't be very noticeable. I think your next speaker upgrade should be a nice pair of bookshelf speakers (this is my plan as well)
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