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First soundcard?

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Solely for music, no gaming considered.
I will be using primarily headphones, 80% of them time
Watching Films the other 20%, using basic speakers - I'm not bothered with the speaker performance at all.

I listen to music, lots. I'd like to know within a cheap budget, which soundcard I should get?

I'm going to be using a Crosshair IV Formula.

Could you answer a hypothetical for me?
What'd function better;
$130 headphones + $80 soundboard
or
$210 headphones?
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Xonar DX or D1 whichever slot you prefer. Basically the same card. There is a rebate every once in a while, like now . I've seen them for cheaper than 70 though.

Perfect compliment to some ~$100 headphones. I have heard the D1 just so you know.
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