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Old January 5, 2009, 01:19 AM
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I have logitech x-540s and sennheiser hd 212s, the senns don't sound that great and crackle on my onboard audio.
I've been looking at the asus xonar series.
I'm using windows XP.
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Old January 5, 2009, 04:03 AM
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asus seems to be a good choice.
I guess your going to upgrade from w xp to w7 later on as a OS?

I pick asus, seems to be a better card today.
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Old January 5, 2009, 04:13 AM
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personally i'm quite happy on xp, also which xonar.. sound cards are something i don't really get.
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Old January 5, 2009, 04:23 AM
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(yes i know this is the wrong section but this seems to be the closest there is)
I have logitech x-540s and sennheiser hd 212s, the senns don't sound that great and crackle on my onboard audio.
I've been looking at the asus xonar series.
I'm using windows XP.
Xonar, Xplosion, Prelude, HT Omega Striker

Any are good.

I have the xplosion and I'm happy.
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Old January 5, 2009, 07:32 AM
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+1 for the Auzentech Prelude. Was having trouble with a Creative X-Fi card, bought the Prelude and it's smooth sailing ever since.
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Old January 5, 2009, 02:33 PM
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So i think i'm going to go with the xonar but which one :/
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Old January 5, 2009, 02:41 PM
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How much do you want to spend?
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Old January 5, 2009, 02:44 PM
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price isn't really a concern as long as it's under 200. cheaper the better though as i may be able to get it with my next paycheque.
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Old January 5, 2009, 02:54 PM
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The DX is around $100 and is what I'd recommend for most people. If you are an audiophile, the new Xonar Essence which comes with a headphone amp was just released, but it's like $215+tax.
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Old January 5, 2009, 02:58 PM
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i don't think the hd 212s qualify as needing the essence. should i look at creative's cards aren't the one of the best for gaming (at least xp wise).
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