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Hi, i'm planning to buy a Xonar Dx, first sound card ever so what difference can i expect? Cleaner sound, more bass or simply not worth it on a z2300? Thx
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I hear sounds in games that I never heard with onboard. Better clarity and bass too. A nice equalizer in the Audio Center application.

I'm not an audiophile but I think it was a big step up in quality.
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ok, it's only 120$ taxes in local store, but i was wondering when you found a difference in the sound did you have high end speaker or normal computer one?
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Honestly, you're paying way too much for the Xonar DX at 120 dollars.

Yes, you will hear a difference, even with your logitech Z2300s, but it won't be as amazing as if you had better speakers or headphones.

At 120 dollars, you're approaching Titanium HD territory. I would DEFINITELY shop around.
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I think that a 200$ card is a little bit too expensive for me, plus i dont know what to expect if it's gonna be a big change or not so i at 120 bucks it's not too bad..
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Originally Posted by elementskater706;12587704 
I hear sounds in games that I never heard with onboard. Better clarity and bass too. A nice equalizer in the Audio Center application.

I'm not an audiophile but I think it was a big step up in quality.

Agreed, I stepped up in the way Panther is planning and I can say the same; I'll see what it's like going from Z2300s to a nice pair of Swans for my birthday, though, since I learned years after getting them that the Z2300s aren't that great.
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Honestly, you're paying way too much for the Xonar DX at 120 dollars.

Yes, you will hear a difference, even with your logitech Z2300s, but it won't be as amazing as if you had better speakers or headphones.

At 120 dollars, you're approaching Titanium HD territory. I would DEFINITELY shop around.

That, too. I paid ~90 dollars for mine.
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I sold my Xonar DX on here for $50 shipped. DONT pay $120. If you insist on spending $120, order a cheaper one and send the difference to my paypal.
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post #9 of 10
Check EBay for a used Xonar DXs
Sometimes the Asus Xonar DS goes on sale.
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More balanced sound. I made the upgrade that you are contemplating, with a set of x-540's, and it made a huge difference in the punchiness of the bass and the overall balance of music. Then, I upgraded my speakers and it made even more of a difference :]
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