Pretty much anything is better than onboard about 75% of the time. If you have a high budget, and you listen to music and movies with headphones, I would get the Xonar STX.
Originally Posted by Scrumptious
I'm thinking of getting this sound card (but I have a high budget and can get better if I want):
I use onboard motherboard sound at the moment...here is the feature advertised for my rampage formula motherboard on board sound:
"SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built in
Featuring hardware-accelerated EAX 5.0 and OpenAL, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 delivers ultra-real cinematic gaming audio experiences to ROG die hards. It even comes with THX branding, which makes games, music and movies sound way better! SupremeFX X-Fi 2 also implements gold-plated jacks and high quality capacitors to ensure high definition adventures in audio. "
Do you guys think the sound card mentioned (or another card if you can suggest it) would be better than the onboard sound I am currently using?