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The Asus Xonar D1 is a PCI slot card. Doesn't even need power from a power supply. It's pretty awesome like that.

As for headphones, you'll want to invest in some better ones soonish.

If you want some pretty awesome headphones for cheap, get some JVC Rx700s with your D1 and consider yourself set.
So to be clear you are saying that these jvcs are better than my headphones which have cost me 10x as much as the one you point out

really wth. I don't actually know much about headphones but that seems a little off
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So to be clear you are saying that these jvcs are better than my headphones which have cost me 10x as much as the one you point out

really wth. I don't actually know much about headphones but that seems a little off
Bose is just overpriced junk to be quite blunt. I've never heard a product of theirs that I'd consider, even if they cut the price considerably.


And my input to the orginal question, yes a sound card is most definitely worth it.
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Don't ever say a sound card isn't worth it. Even on crappy speakers the quality difference can be heard.
This ^^^
My card has 8 years under its belt, but still beat every on board I up graded to.
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post #15 of 21
I will never be without a soundcard on my own PC. It can bring (although minor) performance increases, and yes, there is a marked difference in sound quality. Sure, my audio kit (in sig) isn't the best in the world, but I'll bet good money its better than most people's PC speakers.
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post #16 of 21
To most peopel that dont care about audio and are the sound is sound people, Onboard is good enough for those people. as well as those who have cheap speakers or headphones that you get from the dollar store.

If you care about features, as well as Sound quality or being able to change the signature of the sound of the sound card using op-amps. As well as being able to amp your headphones without having to buy a external amp Then yes it worth it. Unless you have 10 dollar speakers and/or tone deaf.

Weidass I agree I would flip out if some one ran off with my sound card and chase them down with a nailed bat.I need my sound card to enjoy my Audio and gaming besides my op-amps.
Edited by admflameberg - 6/9/10 at 10:13am
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post #17 of 21
I got my Sound Card a few months ago and it was a very large difference. I will never use onboard sound again.
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post #19 of 21
This question is like asking if video cards are worth getting these days... lol
post #20 of 21
Great parallel and I agree.

Cheers,
jmacguire
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