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Decent $100 Sound card to pair with my AD700's?

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Hey Audiophiles,

It is time for me to make the leap from onboard to well, "Awesomeness".

I'm looking to buy some AD700's and I'm lookin for a sound card around $100 that would pair well with it.

Any suggestions?

Kthxbai.
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I only have a x-fi xtreme music + ad700's and it sounds very good. You could always buy this card and just modify the op amps for very good sound and it would be less than $100 bucks. I think the only other option is the Asus Xonar but I don't know the price on it.

Edit: http://www.emu.com/products/product....&product=10447 maybe?
Edited by Azazel - 6/21/08 at 3:07pm
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I only have a x-fi xtreme music + ad700's and it sounds very good. You could always buy this card and just modify the op amps for very good sound and it would be less than $100 bucks. I think the only other option is the Asus Xonar but I don't know the price on it.

Edit: http://www.emu.com/products/product....&product=10447 maybe?
The thing is trying to find a XtremeMusic at a decent price.
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I only have a x-fi xtreme music + ad700's and it sounds very good. You could always buy this card and just modify the op amps for very good sound and it would be less than $100 bucks. I think the only other option is the Asus Xonar but I don't know the price on it.

Edit: http://www.emu.com/products/product....&product=10447 maybe?
Thanks for your suggestoins, I was just looking at the modding thread, looks a tad bit too hard for me . You think I can find someone on OCN to mod it for me?
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Thanks for your suggestoins, I was just looking at the modding thread, looks a tad bit too hard for me . You think I can find someone on OCN to mod it for me?
soloz2 does, or did the x-fi mod, you could shoot him a PM.
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I don't think anyone is doing the modding for hire anymore. The lowest price I just saw skimming a few pages was 80 bucks for the xtrememusic. Sometimes you can find them for 50-60 though.

Anyways once you get a new card(hopefully has asio support) download foobar and you will be blown away by the clarity. Here is a pic of my set up atm(for decent bass) cause normally bass isn't so hot on the ad700's.

The card is in audio creation with bit matched playback on. Also I turned the sound card output up to 75% and leave foobar kind of low. I hear distortion when the foobar level is too high. This sounds awesome to me. You and others might have different tastes.

Edit: I thought soloz quit doing the mods for others a long time ago? Otherwise I might see if he'll do it for me also.
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Thanks everyone so far for suggestions +Rep

Keep more input comming
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I gave up on Creative myself. I decided after I read this:

http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/...71_Audio_Card/
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I gave up on Creative myself. I decided after I read this:

http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/...71_Audio_Card/
Have you bought this Xonar yet?
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