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You should give it to me.
    
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Give what ?
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I never owned a dedicated sound card until about a month ago when I found an older XFi XtremeMusic at work.

I can't really tell the difference when gaming or listening to music through my garbage Logitech 2.1 (damn gf stole my Yamaha receiver and vintage Koss fronts for our home theater!!) setup but I can definitely tell when listening to my JVC cans. Much clearer and 'sharper'. FLAC and 320bit MP3s sound amazing!
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Give what ?
The $50 lol.
    
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When I built this rig I tried without a soundcard for a while, and I personally couldn't stand it. As everyone said, though, with soundcards you need a good input and a good output, otherwise you're (almost) throwing money away.

I've noticed a lot of people on this forum spend $100+ on soundcards and still use awful headphones (and perhaps even listen to 128kbps mp3s).
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