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Ok Newegg is having a rebate offer...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102163


Or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188


I listen to my music on my Senn. HD-580 phones.... and also my ATP3 lansings....WHich one?.

the Audigy has a higher sample rate while the X-fi has the crystilizer....
Audiogy also comes with the control interface...
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post #2 of 22
Definitely x-fi.

And here is a price to make your decision easier.

http://www.pchotline.com/index.cfm?f...Product_ID=326

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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by JoMaMaz
Definitely x-fi.

And here is a price to make your decision easier.

http://www.pchotline.com/index.cfm?f...Product_ID=326

^scc's link
Thats a great price. Thats below my cost that I get it for at my job.
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post #4 of 22
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It's about $110 in town so I think i'll save me shipping costs and the wait and pick it up in town.

Thanks

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post #5 of 22
definitely X-Fi. no doubt. the 24-bit crystalizer is awesome for music, and the simulated 3D sound that it uses for headphones is unbelievably good. X-Fi hands down.
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Real quick guys.

Is there any difference between the xtrememusic and the platinum besides that fact that platinum comes with a front interface module. Because I can get the xtrememusic for 119 and platinum for 169.. I really do like the front control but I dont want to sacrifice sound quality.
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post #7 of 22
Nope. The fatal1ty and elite pro have the x-ram, but the platinum and xtrememusic are the same besides the front panel.
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post #8 of 22
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kinda short on cash even though 169 is a good deal. Do you know if the front panel can be bought and added on later?
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post #9 of 22
No..
The extreme music has one or two different parts on the pcb too.
Also the extreme music does NOT have spdif optical or coaxial out.
Other than that its the same card.
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post #10 of 22
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Thats lame. $120 card and no digital out....It doesnt cost much to bypass the onboard DAC and make a pure transfer. oh well I think i'm gonna go for the extreme...worth the extra $70. I can hook up my receiever via optical or coax digital

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