Which sound card for cod4?

it needs to be PCI and i will be using the audio technica ad700 headphone. all i care about is clarity, sound stage, and directional positioning.
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  1. Actually COD4 uses Directsound, not Directsound3d, hence no EAX. COD1 and COD2 used EAX, but not COD4.
    Also, to clarify, EAX is only usable without resorting to annoying work-arounds (Alchemy) on Windows XP and earlier OSs.

    It will still sound better on a good sound card though, sounds great on my Forte.
  2. jay_l_a said:
    Actually COD4 uses Directsound, not Directsound3d, hence no EAX. COD1 and COD2 used EAX, but not COD4.
    Also, to clarify, EAX is only usable without resorting to annoying work-arounds (Alchemy) on Windows XP and earlier OSs.

    It will still sound better on a good sound card though, sounds great on my Forte.

    I use a Forte as well but game exclusively on Steam.
    Here's some related info regarding EAX implementation.
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730366
  3. You can try Asus Xonar DS. A low profile design yet proper 3D sound for games.
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  4. There are still a LOT of PCI cards out there. The ones I can think of off-hand:

    My recommendations have not changed much. Basically comes down to budget/needs more then anything.

    Budget:
    ASUS Xonar DS

    Mid-Range:
    ASUS Xonar D1
    HT Omega Striker

    High-End:
    Auzentech Prelude
    ASUS Xonar D2

    Theres probably others on my standard card list that are PCI, but I'd have to check each one [which I can't do while at work]. Still, you have a lot of options to choose from.

    Also, consider EAX dead and depriciated. It really hasn't been used in years now.
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