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I'm looking for a new soundcard or a DAC. But, the DAC I wanted is sold out until June 2nd. So, I was hoping for a Soundcard instead. I have DT770s, and enjoy a lot of bass. They will be used mostly for movies. Which of the three soundcards (X Fi Prelude, Asus Xonar D2, Ht Omega Claro+) is better for that?

Any other suggestions of DACs/sound cards is fine, but 200$ is my limit. I also have Vista, in case it matters.
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X-Fi prelude for sure!
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
X-Fi prelude for sure!
Second that motion, its the best X-Fi out.
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Prelude +1
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E-Mu 0404 USB, unless that's the DAC you were talking about being sold out. For a little warmer sound, both the Zero and Zhaolu are on the warm side, plus you can swap the OPAMP yourself to get a more bass oriented setup.
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E-Mu 0404 USB, unless that's the DAC you were talking about being sold out. For a little warmer sound, both the Zero and Zhaolu are on the warm side, plus you can swap the OPAMP yourself to get a more bass oriented setup.
That was the DAC actually ; ) Musician's friend gets a new shipment June 2nd.

I was thinking about the Zero DAC, but the Emu came with a free gift lol.

I've heard that X Fi is wonky with Vista though. Has anyone had problems?
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That was the DAC actually ; ) Musician's friend gets a new shipment June 2nd.

I was thinking about the Zero DAC, but the Emu came with a free gift lol.

I've heard that Creative X Fi is wonky with Vista though. Has anyone had problems?
[/fixed] Not a problem here.
    
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Another vote for the Prelude.....
    
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post #9 of 15
I have the Prelude and it rocks!!
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post #10 of 15
DAC > prelude and all other soundcards...

If you're looking at DACs then as above the Zero or EMU 0404 or EMU0202 (budget box)

or an alien DAC if your a DIYer...
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