Need Quality Sound Card

I have this shondy Realtek HD Audio built in card which sucks.

I want another one; a decent one. Please point me towards some models which are the best value for money. I am not a sound card enthusiast. The last one I had was a Digifire 7.1 and I thought it was amazing. It was old but it was pretty intuitive and always worked. It still works now, that's a hell of a long time it's been going for.
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  1. I like this one: Auzentech Auzen X-Fi™ Forte 7.1 PCIe (120€)

    http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_forte.php
  2. thanks mate. is that one of the best for value these days?
  3. thanks guys!
  4. seogoat said:
    thanks mate. is that one of the best for value these days?


    Yes. It's a great quality card and the price is reasonable.
    Anyway the ASUS one is not a bad option.
  5. well i think asus is the best option so far...
  6. Thanks for all your help. All opinions appreciated :)
  7. In the end I have decided to go with this:


    Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 Channel PCI-Express Sound Card

    Do you think it is the best choice for value?
  8. Or maybe that's a rubbish one.
  9. The D2X is a very good card, but it is priced to close to the Auzentech Prelude/ASUS Essence STX in my opinion. . Based on price, the best value is still the ASUS Xonar D1/DX, which rules to $89 price range. [Then the Forte, then you move to the higher end Prelude/Essence STX].

    (I'm assuming the D2/D2X still sells at around $170 or so; if you got it for $150 or under, then you got a good deal)
  10. I have Realtek HD Audio built in card which sucks in my computer but there is sound problem appear in it because when i am going with high volume its not working with good sound quality.
    Please give me suggestions to make a good sound quality.
    Thank you in advance.
  11. Thanks Gamerk. I must have missed the fact it was priced close the to Auzentech. All the cards everyone has mentioned have been fun to look at.

    Now I'm looking at


    Asus Xonar Essence STX 2 Channel PCI Express Audio Card

    I think I really want that one now lol...
  12. denialmark: are your latest drivers installed? re installe them anyway.

    Still can't get it to work? Then get a new card. This thread will help you choose.
  13. seogoat said:
    Thanks Gamerk. I must have missed the fact it was priced close the to Auzentech. All the cards everyone has mentioned have been fun to look at.

    Now I'm looking at


    Asus Xonar Essence STX 2 Channel PCI Express Audio Card

    I think I really want that one now lol...


    Best card right now; but remember, only SPDIF/2.0 RCA is supported. . Due to its headphone jack, its really geared toward headphone users.
  14. SPDIF is a standard headphone connector, right? Hmmm I'm sure I can pick up an adapter somewhere. What do you think?
  15. I need a sound card for my Dell Vostro420 w/ XP professional. I will be using it for recording and to make music. Can anybody give me what I could get.
  16. Asus Xonar Essence STX 2 Channel PCI Express Audio Card
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