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Old 01-22-11, 05:00 AM   #1
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Default Need a new soundcard,what to get ?

Been having issues with my xifi-extreme gamer in both xp w7,creative isn't very active on the driver update front so now i given up and need something new.Not going to use the onboard card,i want a dedicated card with solid drivers/compability and i game mostly with headphones so surround capabilities is not a priority.Been looking at the xonars but never tried them,pros/cons ?

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Old 01-22-11, 06:13 AM   #2
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I have an Auzentek X-Fi Forte that Nekro recommended and I had an ExtremeMusic card before this one. I never have cracking or popping in anything and it works great. Much better than my Creative card.
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Old 01-22-11, 06:59 AM   #3
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I am getting a ASUS Essence STX...this card is mainly for stereo/headphone users...it seems to be very very good card....might want to read up on some reviews/etc..i should have my parts this week, plan to build it on the weekend...

The D2X is a 7.1, which seems to be more for those surround speaker people...the STX seems more for audio/headphone/stereo people...
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Been having issues with my xifi-extreme gamer in both xp w7,creative isn't very active on the driver update front so now i given up and need something new.Not going to use the onboard card,i want a dedicated card with solid drivers/compability and i game mostly with headphones so surround capabilities is not a priority.Been looking at the xonars but never tried them,pros/cons ?

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Did you try using the hacked Auzentech drivers on your X-Fi?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102032

I use one of these and it's been flawless. No issues with Windows 7. Was a huge step up from my boards onboard audio for my stereo speaker/headphones
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Old 01-22-11, 09:43 AM   #6
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My Xonar has been top notch. Highly recommend em
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Old 01-22-11, 10:12 AM   #7
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Another vote for Xonar's

I purchased the Xonar DX. It matches up in fidelity with it's more expensive brother's, but it's flawless overall. You will likely have to mess around in the control panel a little to get the perfect balance, but that's what it's all about
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I would say the cheap but still a really good card (I have one in my PC and so does my wife) Xonar DG is great for headphones,

Techreport did a great review of it here http://techreport.com/articles.x/19997
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Old 01-22-11, 12:37 PM   #9
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Did you try using the hacked Auzentech drivers on your X-Fi?
No ,i didn't even know they existed

Thanks guys,xonar it is Ordering it as soon as i can decide with model to get.
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Xonar STX all the way.
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Old 01-22-11, 01:15 PM   #11
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Xonar STX all the way.
Idd,just placed the order :

http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=420234

Thanks for the help folks
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