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Poll Results: Would it be really worth the money to upgrade my xtremegamer to a Auzentech Forte?

 
  • 46% (6)
    Absolutely worth every dime and is better than the xtremegamer in every way! GET IT NOW!!!
  • 7% (1)
    Worth it only if you are an audiophile.
  • 30% (4)
    The forte is killer, but the xtremegamer is no slouch, extra costs just isn't justifiable
  • 15% (2)
    Absolutely not worth the it at all... KEEP THE XTREMEGAMER, you will not notice the difference
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post #11 of 16
do you need it for gaming though?
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by BADFASTBUSA View Post
The cost of upgrade is pretty significant, and i was wondering if the rewards warrant the costs. I have the xtremegamer right now and really like it, but I just want to upgrade and wondered if it was worth it or if i should keep the xtremegamer and forget spending the extra $100 after saling this xtremegamer to get the Forte 7.1
It's all very much relative. I have a Prelude in the same room as the XtremeGamer and both using Z-5500. I can tell the difference blindfolded and am very much glad I purchased the Prelude. However, I wouldn't say the difference is huge, but it is there and the Prelude is a better sounding card. It sounds more open and seems to draw me into games a little bit more when playing. Is it worth a $100? It really comes down to what else that $100 would do for you. If you game a lot and appreciate good sound, then I'd say yeah. If you don't game often or listen to music much, then I'd have to suggest saving the $100 and enjoy what you have. Both are great cards, so it's not like you're slumming it.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by BADFASTBUSA View Post
Audio Technica AD700's should do the trick. :cheer:
I have those headphones too , and the extreme gamer fatality. I've been looking into the Forte and the Xonar Essence STX for a good few weeks.

If the Forte had shielding I would have already bought it had I not found out about the "whine" issue a significant number of people experience, and which can sound worse through headphones.
http://community.auzentech.com/node/33
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f46/au...-7-1-a-405213/
http://www.avforums.com/forums/sound...-fi-forte.html


For this reason I'm going for the Xonar Essence STX.

Here in the UK, the Forte appears to have been pulled from all suppliers, so I do wonder if there's a silent revised model coming.
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by BADFASTBUSA View Post
The cost of upgrade is pretty significant, and i was wondering if the rewards warrant the costs. I have the xtremegamer right now and really like it, but I just want to upgrade and wondered if it was worth it or if i should keep the xtremegamer and forget spending the extra $100 after saling this xtremegamer to get the Forte 7.1
I've upgrading from my Creative X-fi Xtreme Gamer Fatality Pro to an Auzentech Prelude. The different is big.
The prelude is producing more sharp sound, instrument in music seems more precise, and the sound in games is more clean so you can hear the position of the enemy walking more clear.
But I only hear that after I changed to a decent headphones, with my old crappy headphones I can't really tell the difference between them .

I'd say go to the forte as you're using headphones and the forte has a separate headphone amp, which should be more better experience using headphones on the forte.
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Yeah dude, if you're using good headphones and gaming intensively, then Forte all the way!
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post #16 of 16
i don't have experience with the Forte, but i can say i went from the X-Fi titanium fatal1ty to the prelude and it was HUGE. then the jump from the prelude to Xonar D2 wasn't as big, but still the Xonar just sounded much better

anyway, the upgrade is a good difference, now its really up to you if you NEED that difference.
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