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i was thinking of buying a x-fi soundcard, would i see a big diffrence from my onboard alc850?
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Absolutley, if you read information on the X-Fi you will see and understand the differences between that card and anything else. It's got very advance technology and it's a great card. I would buy that card over anything else.
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It's a huge difference. Extremely noticable.
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If you want the best deal you need to buy it today at Zipzoomfly, it's the only vendor with the $30 rebate and it ends TODAY!!!

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=290237
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If you want the best deal you need to buy it today at Zipzoomfly, it's the only vendor with the $30 rebate and it ends TODAY!!!

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=290237
omg i just did an order on newegg for the extrememusic thats just great!!!
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i just notice this. the x-fi extrememusic doesnt have a optical out or coxial out?
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Cancel the Newegg order

No it doesnt but it has a digital out though
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cant cancle order, i press submit and 2min later its already charge lol. I dont want to call into 1800 number and waite for eternity. ooh well guess ill have to go with it. that plat one is a really good deal though.

Digital out: do i have to buy like an adaptor if i want to hook it up to the Z-5500 using digital?
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you dont have to buy an adapter to hook it up to the z5500, just plug in the cable straight to the digital input of the z5500. however, the problem with this is that you have to get either an usb mic or manually hook the xfi card to the front audio in order to use a normal mic as the x-fi utilizes a flexijack for line in, mic, and digital.

as for comparing an xfi with mobo sound, thats like asking a cook to compare chocolate and crap
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you dont have to buy an adapter to hook it up to the z5500, just plug in the cable straight to the digital input of the z5500. however, the problem with this is that you have to get either an usb mic or manually hook the xfi card to the front audio in order to use a normal mic as the x-fi utilizes a flexijack for line in, mic, and digital.

as for comparing an xfi with mobo sound, thats like asking a cook to compare chocolate and crap
ive try the x-fi and the alc850. the onboard one play much deeper base compare to the x-fi. the x-fi play more treble.
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