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Hi

I'm looking for decent gaming sound card and speakers ,

I did some search and found :"for sound cards"

1-montego-ddl from Turtle beach =60$

2-x-meridian 2g from auzentech =160$

3-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium =120

for the speakers I didn't find any good either for price & quality "I prefer 5.1" so , if any one make a suggestion ?? regardless of the price now .
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Hi

I'm looking for decent gaming sound card and speakers ,

I did some search and found :"for sound cards"

1-montego-ddl from Turtle beach =60$

2-x-meridian 2g from auzentech =160$

3-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium =120

for the speakers I didn't find any good either for price & quality "I prefer 5.1" so , if any one make a suggestion ?? regardless of the price now .

strictly for gaming? Creative does best with gaming. Id would go for X-Fi Titanium HD if money is not a problem.
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2-x-meridian 2g from auzentech =160$
by far the best of all you posted. just make sure you have a free PCI slot to put it in.
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thanks guys , will of course I'll use it for listing to music and movies ,

If I take the auzentech or the x-fi I'll need a good speakers with them to get benefit .

Is there any suggestions ?
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Grab a set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1 or 5.1 speakers. Definitely get a sound card from Auzentech or ASUS (they have X-fi cards that have specific benefits for games), quite a bit better than Creative, IMO. If you're looking to go above and beyond for a really nice set, I don't have a recommendation.
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EfemaN , thank you .

I'll get the sound card , but still not sure about the speakers , the 2.1 they will give me a solid one way sound , I had a bad experience with 2.1 from creative few years ago .
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Hi

I'm looking for decent gaming sound card and speakers ,

I did some search and found :"for sound cards"

1-montego-ddl from Turtle beach =60$

2-x-meridian 2g from auzentech =160$

3-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium =120

for the speakers I didn't find any good either for price & quality "I prefer 5.1" so , if any one make a suggestion ?? regardless of the price now .

If your willing to spend $160 for the Auzentech your might as well get the TITANIUM HD which is a step up. Many of the members here that Own the new creative card can attest to the fact that the drivers are in a whole different league than creative's previous generation of cards. I suggest you read up a little on the TITANIUM HD before going out and buying that 2G meridian which lacks the X-FI DSP.
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EfemaN , thank you .

I'll get the sound card , but still not sure about the speakers , the 2.1 they will give me a solid one way sound , I had a bad experience with 2.1 from creative few years ago .
It's not fair to compare junk 2.1 to a decent set of 2.1.

The only "computer speakers" that I would recommend with a half decent budget would be the Klipsh ProMedia's. 2.1 or 5.1, doesn't really matter. They're the same speakers.

Speakers wise though, you could spend as little as like $75 for 5.1 (say a junk Logitech set), or you could spend a couple grand on a custom setup. It all depends on how far your wallet will stretch.
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Well you can go for the 5.1 speaker with the Titanium but am I correct it does only support stereo via analog? Hooking it via digital connection means the Dac to whatever you hook it up will be used. In games hardware acceleration don't get used anymore as its being incorporated into the games so basically what their saying creative got the better emulation software (would expect that from a 300mb) install file.
So the Titanium would be good with a set of cans only and a set of stereo speakers if you use it via analog. If your going to hook it up digitally it will depends on the quality of the device your connecting to.
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If your willing to spend $160 for the Auzentech your might as well get the TITANIUM HD which is a step up. Many of the members here that Own the new creative card can attest to the fact that the drivers are in a whole different league than creative's previous generation of cards. I suggest you read up a little on the TITANIUM HD before going out and buying that 2G meridian which lacks the X-FI DSP.
LOL are you serious?? The only reason to get a titanium hd over a titanium is for the headphone amp.
The titanium hd is a complete POS compared to the meridian 2g.... read the reviews, another

no new games even use x-fi garbage
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