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So I'm looking for a sound card, but I'm not willing to break the bank for this rig. I was thinking about getting a DX, but I'll wait for my next rig. I am going to be using M Audio AV40s and Sennheiser PC-350s on this. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    
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I'd like to know also. I had an xtreme music and now I have stock and I want to cry listening to music now.
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How about an Open Box DS?
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Look into Asus Xonar DS and DG then... DS has better overall sound quality and is 7.1 but DG supports Dolby Headphones and has a headphone amp...
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post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by Moltar View Post
How about an Open Box DS?

This card is only 24 bit. It would be basically the same as a motherboard.


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Originally Posted by Grobinov View Post
Look into Asus Xonar DS and DG then... DS has better overall sound quality and is 7.1 but DG supports Dolby Headphones and has a headphone amp...
Most speakers or headphones arent 7.1. What's the purpose?
post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by lowkickqop View Post
This card is only 24 bit. It would be basically the same as a motherboard.
You need higher than 24 bit? Does that even exist in consumer audio?
add-on Sound-cards don't really make your music sound better, it's the added effects from stuff like the crystallizer on x-fi cards.
If I turn off all effects, it sounds exactly like your regular onboard sound.
Edited by Deluxe - 4/4/11 at 10:38am
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This card is only 24 bit. It would be basically the same as a motherboard.
Umm no. Do you know anything about soundcards/onboard audio?
Edited by Iceman23 - 4/4/11 at 10:44am
post #8 of 38
Settle down nerds. I got confused. 24 bits is fine.

This is a card you might want to consider.


XtremeGamer is $50 shipped. http://us.outletstore.creative.com/R...B002A3MWQ0.htm
Edited by lowkickqop - 4/4/11 at 10:40am
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Settle down nerds. I got confused. 24 bits is fine.

This is a card you might want to consider.


XtremeGamer is $50 shipped. http://us.outletstore.creative.com/R...B002A3MWQ0.htm
This card sucks dont get that.. ^^^

Just look in the for sale threads and find a xonar DX for around 50$.. well worth the wait and you'll be very pleased.
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post #10 of 38
You'll be waiting a long time to find something for that price and I don't buy used stuff.
Edited by lowkickqop - 4/4/11 at 10:46am
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