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Right now i'm using the card that came with my mobo. I was wondering if say I bought a d2x card would I benifit from it?
I recently bought some Sennheiser 595's, and they don't really sound all that great. I like to play games, and listen to music.
I've got around 200 to spend so any help would be appreciated.

Also frys has the Fatal1ty champion series for 180 w/ a $50 dollar rebate.
Would this be a better choice over the d2x?

Fatal1ty
http://shop2.frys.com/product/566533...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
D2X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005
    
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Right now i'm using the card that came with my mobo. I was wondering if say I bought a d2x card would I benifit from it?
I recently bought some Sennheiser 595's, and they don't really sound all that great. I like to play games, and listen to music.
I've got around 200 to spend so any help would be appreciated.
You have found out the reason they don't sound too great. Might as well plug them in to a walkman from the 90s'. Buy something nice to go with them.

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Also frys has the Fatal1ty champion series for 180 w/ a $50 dollar rebate.
Would this be a better choice over the d2x?
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo

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Is that your only reason for hating the card?
    
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http://us.creative.com/shop/shopcate...0fp16699c0s622

For these prices, yes, I think you should.
    
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Is that your only reason for hating the card?
No, from what I've read there's a general consensus that it's not a better product over the competition; I don't really care about the card, I hate the name because the name is used to sell it when it's not sufficiently better for the price.

Just like it's used to sell a gamer mouse that's not sufficiently better for the price (where I originally started disliking the name), or gamer headphones that aren't sufficiently better for the price.

I've got nothing against wendel personally, I just don't find him to be particularly discriminating as far as the products he'll put his name on for money.

(EDIT)
As far as the card I may have been to eager to voice my disapproval due to bias; as I've never seen it recommended over an auzentech prelude or a d2x I may have simply assumed it's a bad card. If someone has firsthand knowledge they may be able to enlighten you more than my biased assumption. I apologize for my lapse in judgment as far as my reply goes.
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