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sound card for my swan m10's needed?

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posted this in the m10 owners club as well but figured that could be a while before anyone saw it.

my swan m10's are inc. in the mail, only have onboard sound, will the xonar dg be that much better over my onboard?

I'm reading that it will be and also that it won't be, idkkk

any insight will be greatly appreciated
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The Realtek 888/889a codec is actually pretty good. The only problems with onboard audio is they usually have less max volume (analog outputs), lower SNR, and can potentially have some more static/noise (depending upon motherboard design).
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so i wont notice much difference? the xonar dg is 19.99 on newegg after main in rebate.

not worth it?
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