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I'm using the asus xonar d2x. And i love it, but if i had to do it over again. I would get one with a headphone amp and replaceable op-amps though. But you will be pleased with a good sound card versus a onboard. But don't get me wrong onboard has came a long ways. But there is nothing like a good dedicated sound card.
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Worth it big time if you have good sound gear. Unless you're using $20 headphones from walmart, you will NOT need a dedicated sound card even though with a dedicated sound card those headphones will sound bit better.

I am not going back to on-board sound card for sure.
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Worth it big time if you have good sound gear. Unless you're using $20 headphones from walmart, you will NOT need a dedicated sound card even though with a dedicated sound card those headphones will sound bit better.

I am not going back to on-board sound card for sure.
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