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My onboard audio supports 5.1 surround but it doesnt pump out enough power on the rear/center/bass channels to get a good effect. The front channel is too strong and drowns the rest out. I tried adjusting the volumes but the other channels dont see to have enough power. What would be a good sound card to power all 6 channels on my headphones and still have a mic connector left over.

I was thinking of this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178
Im hoping all those caps mean that it puts out decent power on all channels.
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X-fi Extreme music
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post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by tweako_420
X-fi Extreme music
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Is it really worth the extra $30 and not having a Firewire port? (which I do need)
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post #5 of 35
Then dont get it.
If you didnt need firewire Id say it is worh the extra 30bux
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post #6 of 35
In a word, yes, I've messed around with Audigy2's on other systems and they work well but the sound quality and clarity from the X-Fi is unbelieveable. Plus it has alot of cool features, 24-crystalizer is awsome. It is worth it. Try and pick up a firewire card on ebay they are pretty cheap.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweako_420
Then dont get it.
If you didnt need firewire Id say it is worh the extra 30bux
A firewire expansion card could also be added.
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post #8 of 35
LoL
But that costs more money.
IMO that would be the best.
Extreme music and firewire card.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweako_420
LoL
But that costs more money.
IMO that would be the best.
Extreme music and firewire card.
True but the sound quality gained with an X-fi would be worth it. At least in my opinion.

Some firewire cards, if you decide to go this route.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&InnerCata=73
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post #10 of 35
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I was thinking of going with the Audigy 2 for now and later upgrading to the X-Fi Fatal1ty - if the X-RAM does end up making a difference in games.
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