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Good Sound Card to Pair up with HD 555s and Question about G35

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Does anyone know which sound card I should pair up with my HD 555s?

I heard the Creative Xi-Fi series have terrible driver support for Windows 7. I was told to go look at the ASUS Xonar series.

Budget: $100
Would prefer to get a card that's on sale as I'm a slickdealer and I don't like paying retail price.

Also, about the G35 headset (which I also own), does anyone else feel that they're ridiculously heavy? After an hour of using them, it really takes a toll on my head. I think its because they fit all of the hardware inside the headset whereas other USB headsets have some of the hardware along the cord.
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I am currently using Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCIe... Works great and running my X-540's, as well as my Audio Technica ATH-M50. They provide excellent sound quality, and you should be able to pick up one used for as little as $33...
     
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post #3 of 5
Get the Xonar DG. Excellent headphone card, wonderful stereo output, built in amp for your phones, Dolby Headphone, just all around excellent card, well worth 30$. 20$ with rebate (if it's still going).

Otherwise get a Xonar DX/D1 - it has more Dolby licensing, so you get DD Live, DTS, etc.
    
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post #4 of 5
Any non onboard sound card will do. HD555s don't need much to drive.

I'd second the Xonar.
post #5 of 5
I would recommend a D1 or a D2X if you can find one at the price .
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