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I was wondering which sound card I should get. I love music, watch movies, and game. The main reason i'd be getting this is for music tho.

These are my 2 choices. (I can get the HT Omega for 50$ used, but don't know if its worth it)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=Asus%20DX

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-001-_-Product

Thanks for the help!!

EDIT: Also I have decent On-Board audio. My mobo comes with Supreme FX X-Fi, but don't know if this is any good. It sounds better then my old mobo.
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 3/17/11 at 9:51pm
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You can't go wrong with either imo. As far as musical quality they are very close to each other from what I understand. However, HT Omega has more interface options. I would probably go the HT Omega.
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omega
Are you just saying that cause you have one?
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Headphones or speakers?
    
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Headphones or speakers?
I use speakers mainly for everything. Only thing I use headphones for is skype while gaming. (game sound from speakers)
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The DX has the better audio chip. CMI8788 vs the Striker's CMI8770 or something like that. But yeah there are waaaaaay more parts on the sound cards to compare. This is just to get you started!
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Xonar DX is the better card imo. It only lacks DTS I believe, but that's not much of a downside. A lot of Omega owners complain that the analog on it is weak and that the drivers aren't that great.

However, if you can get the Omega for 30 dollars cheaper than a DX...that's something to consider.
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Are you just saying that cause you have one?
yeah lol... is that so bad
    
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yeah lol... is that so bad
Yes unless you have experience with both cards, but then you'd have to explain why.
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