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I thought this had to be posted here as I found this review to be very thorough and very good: http://techreport.com/articles.x/13874/1

It explained a lot for those who are not that aware in the sound department or are just new to wanting something good (me). To those of you who have helped me in the past on the Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card I thank you. Though me being a profiteer sold it for $100.00 after buying it for a total of $65.00 .

Anyway, I think this review is a great one and is straight up not favoring. The tests go from experiencing them to analyzing them. They explain the Xifi tech well and the Oxygen tech. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself if you think it is any good.

Note: It is a long read. Also if this had been posted previously I did not see it, otherwise here ya go.
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I feel that, that is a pretty objective review. It shows both strengths of the cards, and has honesty and actual gamer insight. They even mentioned the upgradeable OPAMP.

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I love my Prelude.
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Great link! What it comes down to is they are both great cards. From reading the article, and as the conclusion states, if you are relying on EAX and using XP, the Prelude is the card of choice. But in Vista, the EAX has no weight, and the Xonar has an edge. So get the prelude for XP and the Xonar for Vista.
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