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Old October 26, 2010, 01:31 AM
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Default Sound card advice needed

Getting my new rig soon, and I'm picking up a pair of Sennheiser HD555's.

I was just wondering whether it would be a good idea / worthwhile to get a sound card, instead of using the onboard sound with the HD555's?

If so, what I can afford is probably one of these:

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel
ASUS Xonar D1
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer

I'd be primarily using it for gaming, with the HD555's.

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Old October 26, 2010, 10:33 AM
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I have the new Xonar Xense and it is a very good card for gaming. I have used Creative X-FI cards for years and liked them. No issues at all. The Xonar however,beat the X-FI hands down in my opinion. Good luck.
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Old October 26, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Get the D1 or the DX 7.1.
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