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My Xfi Crapped out.

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Hai, I have a referb creative xfi titanium fatality champ series soundcard, well I bought it referb'd, and the head unit stopped working a few weeks back, so i called them, set up the rma, and im sending it back tomorrow. I called tigerdirect this morning, talked to the sales rep about sending the package in a day after the rma expired, she told me that im not getting another one, they are out of stock and they are going to refund my money. I paid 130ish for the card w/shipping, i noticed 3 days after I bought it, that the same exact setup went on sale for 130.... Um, ya, i bought the referb for the same price as brand new one, so basically, im not spending 180 on the same thing, i will wait for it to go on sale again,but, is another sound card that will put out the same quality, around 130ish ? I cannot be without a sound card for very long, I will wait it out as long as i can, but I need that soundcard lol... I was looking @ the asus xonar, i might spend 180 on that, but i dont like the fact that it doesnt come with a headunit for easy access in the front. Is the xonar essence even a gaming card, or is it more music playback/recording based?

Any help/advice would be sweet. Thanks abunch, you guys have always been super cool with the awesome advice and help.. <3
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BIG ASUS Win 7 pro 64 LG W2486L 24" LED Monitor 
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If you're paying that much, I would just jump for the Essence ST or STX(for headphone usage).

Asus is more for sound quality, but does games well too. Creative is directly for sound positioning. What's more important to you? Gaming positioning or overall sound quality/music/movies etc?
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Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
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