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Is there a huge difference between: X-Fi XtremeGamer & ASUS Essence XTS?

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I've been using my X-Fi XtremeGamer for about 3 years on-and-off.

Now I find it for 40$ on eBay.

Wondering if the upgrade to the ASUS Essence XTS is worth 200$.
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Probably not that much more but sound is dependent on what other components you have, e.g. headphones and speakers.

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Unless your using a nice set of speakers/headphones you probably won't notice much of a difference.
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The essence isn't worth it unless you have a really good pair of headphones that can benefit from it. In which case you would be better off buying an external amp/dac.
     
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post #5 of 12
Depends on Source.
Crap in , crap out.
Also on what you use to listen in.
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Depends on Source.
Crap in , crap out.
Also on what you use to listen in.
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post #7 of 12
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The essence isn't worth it unless you have a really good pair of headphones that can benefit from it. In which case you would be better off buying an external amp/dac.
I don't agree with this.

As for is it worth 200 for stx vs 40 for xtremeGamer, well it's up to you how much money you want to spend, how much you value what you hear in game/movie/music. No one can decide for you.
    
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lol you guys all gave him the same answer.. "depending on headphones and taste in audio"

Well, let's say he had the same awesome pair of headphones to try out on both sound cards.. whatever is the big deal now.. idk like the Sennheiser PC350s. If he just wanted to use it for gaming.. which sound card would produce better audio? The $40 or the $200.. he wants to know if that card would perform better.. of course it depends on the headphones or speakers.. duh.. that's obvious but out of both cards, using the same AWESOME headphones.. which would produce better overall audio quality? Whether it be for gaming or any type of music, who cares? When you read reviews about sound cards or headphones, they don't just test one type of music and game.. they test all kinds of songs, music, and games and give their final review based on that.

Only reason I'm even jumping in here is because no one answered his question.. and I'm kind of wondering what the answer is myself.
    
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lol you guys all gave him the same answer.. "depending on headphones and taste in audio"

Well, let's say he had the same awesome pair of headphones to try out on both sound cards.. whatever is the big deal now.. idk like the Sennheiser PC350s. If he just wanted to use it for gaming.. which sound card would produce better audio? The $40 or the $200.. he wants to know if that card would perform better.. of course it depends on the headphones or speakers.. duh.. that's obvious but out of both cards, using the same AWESOME headphones.. which would produce better overall audio quality? Whether it be for gaming or any type of music, who cares? When you read reviews about sound cards or headphones, they don't just test one type of music and game.. they test all kinds of songs, music, and games and give their final review based on that.

Only reason I'm even jumping in here is because no one answered his question.. and I'm kind of wondering what the answer is myself.
You should leave now, lest you lose your critical thinking and become just like them.

And no offense to you guys, I know how answering question after question just makes you feel dull.

And yes, I have a pair of Sennhesier HD 600 headphones, and that is why I am asking.

Oh, yes, and I have a Xenyx 502.
Edited by Track - 3/20/11 at 1:02am
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Quote:
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You should leave now, lest you lose your critical thinking and become just like them.

And no offense to you guys, I know how answering question after question just makes you feel dull.

And yes, I have a pair of Sennhesier HD 600 headphones, and that is why I am asking.

Oh, yes, and I have a Xenyx 502.
wth? w/e dude.. was actually tryna help you out
    
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