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Need A New Souncard

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Occooler, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. Occooler

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Jun 2009

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    Location: London

    I've recently switched to a m-atx motherboard, meaning my 4870x2 is blocking my pci slots, so I want to get a new pci-e soundcard.

    I previously have a xonar ds, which didn't impress me so I switched to a SB x-fi xtreme gamer card (I think thats what it was called, it cost around 40 quid)

    I liked that card and want a similair one, any recommendations?
     
  2. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2009

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    Interesting. Why were you not impressed with the Xonar DS? Sound quality, or lack of features?
     
  3. Occooler

    Gangster

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    Location: London

    lack of eax support for older games mostly, and I do have a bias for the creative console.
     
  4. Marsman

    Capodecina

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    X-Fi Titanium is the best bet then.
     
  5. Occooler

    Gangster

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    Location: London

    there isn't much choice really! £75 isn't making it worthwhile atm.
     
  6. Dazza_Random

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    Xonar D2X??? I went from a SB Xtreme gamer and don't like the gamer...
     
  7. Marsman

    Capodecina

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    D2X is the same cost as the Titanium. If the OP wasn't impressed with the DS' EAX emulation capabilities, the same will apply to all Xonar's.

    The X-Fi Xtreme Audio is pretty cheap and PCIe, but I wouldn't consider it, as it's not an X-Fi, just a repacked Audigy SE. Thought I would mentioned that, just in case you wondered if it was worth getting. :)
     
    Last edited: 2 Jun 2010
  8. Occooler

    Gangster

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    thanks, I had heard that, I considered it before the xonar ds and the x-fi.

    I'll hold on for lower prices
     
  9. ReU_VOoDOo

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    Joined: 21 May 2010

    Posts: 390

    Location: Austin, TX

    maybe look at ht omegas cards ive heard good things from them(litteraly) but not sure about eax though.