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Old March 29, 2008, 05:01 PM
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What about HT Omega cards? I don't see much talk about them, are they any good?
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Old March 29, 2008, 08:09 PM
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I have the HT Omega Claro and it is awesome. I would definately recommend it to anyone. Much better sound quality over my X-Fi Extreme Music, and it has the front audio connections. And if you ever want to experiment with Linux, the C-Media chip is supported by ALSA. The two things it doesn't have is EAX5.0 (which I don't even notice) and the ability to use the output signal as an input device (such as What-U-Hear on the X-Fi's). And of course, the drivers work great. I haven't had any problems with the drivers at all in XP, XP x64 or Vista x64.
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Old March 30, 2008, 10:28 AM
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The Claro's aren't talked about that much because they aren't that popular for whatever reason. They are great sounding cards, most of the 8788 cards are amazing for sound quality and even better with a little modding. The trouble with them now, is C-Media may or may not keep up with driver support.
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