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Recommended sound card for Audio-Technica ATH-M50S?

post #1 of 10
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Hi,

As my topic says, what would a good/great sound for the following headphones ? It will be Mostly for movies/audio and some gaming.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 10
Just bump yourself up to an Asus Xonar DX/1. It's priced at less than 84 bucks.

Or you could get a DAC since it seems you don't game as much as you listen to music.

Musiland 02.
Edited by Simca - 6/8/10 at 9:05pm
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post #3 of 10
The ASUS sound cards put out some great sound. I had a Xonar d2x for a while and it was unbelievable.
    
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post #4 of 10
budget?
post #5 of 10
Asus xonar essence STX or the HT Omega Claro.
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post #6 of 10
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Thanks for replies, i will look into asus soundcards also will check out HT Omega Claro.
Hmm, budget is around 100-175$

P.S Please ignore system specs, i haven't uptaded it in a while...
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post #7 of 10
If you've got 175 to spend Asus Xonar STX for sure if you listen via headphones mostly.

If you listen to mostly music then get a Musiland 02 DAC.
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post #8 of 10
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Yeah, looks like i will get Asus xonar stx. It will be headphones 90% of the time ( Audio-Technica ATH-M50S). Thanks for everyone's input.
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post #9 of 10
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One more question, is there any know issues with windows7 32bit/64bit ? Wondering....
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post #10 of 10
I am using the ST, STX version of the card and I have had no problems in Windows 7 64 bit. Their DirectSound software emulator has some problems, but I have had no other driver or application issues.

Cheers,
Jerry Macguire
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