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    Dreadlord
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    Getting a pcie soundcard, no clue what to get.

    so i decided im going to waste some xmas money tonight, i got some nice grado headphones and i am addicted to them. i have them on whenever im home, so i think its time to get a soundcard and really put them to use and not waste away these huge .flac files.

    i also have a 5.1 logitech hooked up, while this is far from audiophile quality, helping those would be nice if possible.

    a headphone amp and/or dac would be really nice if its in the price range, i want to spend 50-60 with an absolute max of 80$ us.

    50$ xonar dgx
    http://microcenter.com/product/39740..._Headphone_Amp

    ASUS XONAR_DS PCI 7.1 Audio Card for 60$

    asus xonar dsx for 60 after rebate.
    http://microcenter.com/product/39740..._71_Audio_Card

    creative sound blaster recon on sale for 73$
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Creative...&skuId=4940087
    sounds like this card is pretty terrible, im going to rule it out.

    any other options?

    TLR im looking for a 50-80$ pci-e sound card to make my headphones sound even more bad ass.
    Last edited by jmacphee9; 2013-01-08 at 10:36 PM.
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    I have the Recon and have had no issues with it at all.

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    Dreadlord
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    i ended up splurging...lol spent 90$ on the asus sonar dx, it is a definite improvement, but i keep thinkin to myself its not enough of an improvement for the cost.
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