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Old May 21, 2009, 08:21 PM
Jesbull Jesbull is offline
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Default Sound card replacement

My old Audigy 1 failed last week :-( . Meanwhile I am using Realtek Audio 888 but it isn't as good as my Audigy by far.

I want to replace my sound card:
  • My budget is about 100$
  • I used my PC sound 50% for gaming and 50% for music or movies.
  • Mainly using headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro (studio quality)
  • I am running XP on a GB DS3L motherboard with Intel.
These two models appeals to me:
Soundblaster X-FI Titanium at 95$
30SB088200000 PCI EXPRESS SOUND BLASTER X-FI TITANIUM from Onhop Online Computer Store at Onhop.ca

or
Asus XONAR DX at 75$
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB SNR W/ Low Profile Bracket - XONAR DX In Canada.


After reading many threads, I fear the Soundblaster because of drivers, reliability and support issues and the Xonar for lack of EAX 5.0 real support for games.

What is the best choice?
Thanks,
JES


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