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Old October 5, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Is there a true audiophile out there that really knows the absolute best card? Anyone tested a few? I have creative and auzentech but i still think there must be something better. Within a realistic price range of course. thanx.
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Old October 5, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Games never really "sound" better, there's better positional and faster FPS but it's all up to the source game files IMO. But as far as subjective listening then Asus cards (Essence ST+STX for stero with lots of cash or D2/1/X/2X for low budget surround).
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Old October 5, 2009, 11:01 AM
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It also depends on what you are going to be using as speakers as well, 15$ speakers will not improve to 150$ speakers in sound quality just by installing a top of the line sound card.
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Old October 5, 2009, 12:49 PM
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I have cheap logitechs right now but i am buying new. Not sure what the absolute bestare for around $500. Info.on speakers from the Pros would also be important to me. I am the guy who purchased the Psyko head phones and I want to get the absolute best out of them. I know there are some nay sayers when it relates to 5.1 cans but the Psykos are really something. Thanks for any advise.
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