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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by coelacanth;12694970 
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer. Good for gaming, good with headphones. You can get a used one off ebay for cheap.

best soundcard purchase evar. My xfi xtremegamer's been troucing onboard crap since 2007.
Edited by oc_user - 3/13/11 at 12:16am
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Zakka;12693082 
Omnius thanks a lot! What do you think of the Asus Xonar DG as a budget solution?

Honestly, might as well not get a sound card at all. You're wasting money.

You might also want to fill out your computer specs.
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post #23 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AzO;12714766 
Honestly, might as well not get a sound card at all. You're wasting money.

You might also want to fill out your computer specs.

Uhm my pc specs are in the OP? Did I forgot anything? poke.gif
Thanks for the advice, I already ordered the x-fi titanium (see last page)
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Hey guys just goy my 558's and the titanium soundcard. I hav a problem: I can hear hissing on higher volume. Is this normal? Does the headphone need to warm up or something?
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post #25 of 33
I keep the computer system volume low in Windows (@~25%) and increase volume using the physical knob on my speakers / by increasing volume using my media player.

Keeping the system volume itself very high seems to create some hiss for me. Hope this helps.
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thanks. Disabling x-fi cmss 3d and lowering the treble removed the hissing for me smile.gif. Sounds a lot better this way as well.
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post #27 of 33
CMSS is garbage in my opinion, you did the right thing by disabling it. i'm also not a fan of crystalizer, though many like it.
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post #28 of 33
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Agreed. Another problem: even if I mute my volume, scrolling makes a very light buzzing sound. Not that big of a deal because it's almost unnoticeable, but it's still weird and annoying!

I am verry happy with my new headphones and card though smile.gif
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post #29 of 33
Hey

I am no expert on audio ( by far ) but I used to have bad background static in my headphones too ( tho i use crap onboard ALC889 and cheap 7$ headset tongue.gif ) cuz of the front panel audio.

Solved it by unplugging front usb from mobo ... seems the case is idiotically designed and 2 sources of grounding were in a loop the audio and usb ones ... and its such a expensive case too ... go figure.

If u plugged ur headset in the back of the PC in the card its self then I do believe u might have a defective card / headphones cuz that noise is interference coming from ur PC.

This is just my opinion tho I might be wrong.
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post #30 of 33
I love my Asus Xonar Essence STX + Sennheiser 555s. I use my onboard audio to plug in my Zalman clip-on mic.

I recommend those for sure.

Stay away from Creative sound cards as their drivers are terrible.
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