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post #11 of 14
the xonar essence st or stx does even better than the dx you list. I use a pair of Sennheiser 555s (with the 595 mod which takes 2 minutes to do) and game with them all the time. It sounds amazing.

Just look at the size of the connectors and see the different sized jacks. The higher quality card has the bigger jacks.
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post #12 of 14
With Windows Vista and 7, the Xonar is closing the gaming gap with Creative cards.
The Asus Xonar drivers are way faster to install/reinstall when there is a "driver problem".
I can delete and download/reinstall Xonar drivers in less then 10 minutes, no need to use the Asus Xonar driver CD.
Just see how long it takes to try fixing/downloading/reinstalling Creative drivers if you lose their driver CD.
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Never had any experience with ASUS cards, but i love my X-Fi. if you're on a budget and have integrated sound, get the Creative card. You will NOT be dissapointed!!!
post #14 of 14
I have had experience with the Fatal1ty and the DXs daddy, the Xonar Essence STX. For some reason I had always thought that the X-Fi's sound was gentle (in a great way), and that the Realtek/C-Media(Xonar) sound was harsh. This was reaffirmed for me when I grabbed the X-Fi Titanium HD.

So even if you have great headphones I can't say that you should choose the DX over the Fatal1ty. You have to listen to them yourself.

Of course, if you don't have great headphones you shouldn't get any sound card at all. The Realtek ALC892 on your motherboard is excellent for pretty much all headphones worth $80 or less.
Edited by cuad - 4/19/11 at 3:04pm
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