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  • 24% (6)
    Yes
  • 64% (16)
    No
  • 12% (3)
    Dunno
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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Zulli85 View Post
I didn't know you can only get 5.0 with an XFI card, I guess that solves that problem. I'm still curious if the jump from 3.0 to 5.0 would make much of a difference. Oh and I'm running XP SP3, there is a large chance that I will never run Vista.
Isn't M$ going with Vista's way of processing audio from now on? I'm not sure on this.


And I'll post some pics of the Omega sound config menus when I get home from work if ya want.
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post #12 of 19
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Isn't M$ going with Vista's way of processing audio from now on? I'm not sure on this.


And I'll post some pics of the Omega sound config menus when I get home from work if ya want.
I'm running XP SP3 and will probably never use Vista, and yeah that would be great if you could post some pics. Thanks.
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post #13 of 19
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I'm running XP SP3 and will probably never use Vista, and yeah that would be great if you could post some pics. Thanks.
Ya, but I think what he's saying is that they might use the Vista sound stuff on Windows 7, and the Windows OSes after that. And saying you'll never switch from XP is like saying you'd never switch from 98 back when XP came out. You will eventually have to upgrade OSes.
    
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post #14 of 19
if u want a more 'budget' card, i'm running an envy24 card, has optical in/out and runs audio thru a wolfson DAC which in my opinion is xcellent! absolutely no probs with drivers, they're VIA based, but i dont know about EAX, i'm sure it runs EAX3 but not positive. (i dont care about game sound, just the music).
    
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post #15 of 19
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Ya, but I think what he's saying is that they might use the Vista sound stuff on Windows 7, and the Windows OSes after that. And saying you'll never switch from XP is like saying you'd never switch from 98 back when XP came out. You will eventually have to upgrade OSes.
I just meant that I will most likely never switch to Vista. If and when I do make the upgrade to perhaps Windows Seven, I will address any sound related issues at that time.

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if u want a more 'budget' card, i'm running an envy24 card, has optical in/out and runs audio thru a wolfson DAC which in my opinion is xcellent! absolutely no probs with drivers, they're VIA based, but i dont know about EAX, i'm sure it runs EAX3 but not positive. (i dont care about game sound, just the music).
Thanks but I basically want the best sound card geared towards music that isn't XFI based.
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post #16 of 19
Maybe the Xonar D2/D2X? If you don't mind the lack of higher EAX, try to find a used X-Meridian on eBay when they pop out once in a while, they have very mature drivers now, not to mention it sounds very good. It may have been a psychological thing, but I liked the sound of the X-Meridian better than the Prelude.
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post #17 of 19
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I have decided to go for the Omega Claro Plus+ sound card and have just placed an order for it at NCIXUSA. I will be selling my Auzentech Prelude XFI right here on OCN, and if that does not work it will be sold on eBay. Thanks to everyone for your help and input.
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post #18 of 19
You've already got the best card on the market. Stick with it. If you want better quality, switch out the OPAMPS.
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
You've already got the best card on the market. Stick with it. If you want better quality, switch out the OPAMPS.
The sound card isn't the problem, its the drivers and software.
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