Solved X-Meridian 2G Worth It? Tags: Sound Cards Speakers Components Last response: April 28, 2011 4:01 AM in Components Share rainwilds April 21, 2011 12:00:07 PM Hi all, Is there a significant difference between an old X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro sound card and the new Auzentech X-Meridian 2G? Would it be worth the upgrade? I use both speakers (Z5500) and headphones for gaming. Also, is it true that if I SPDIF out to the Z5500 this would use the DAC of the speakers (amp) and not the sound card? If so, would it be best then to go analog out and let the X-Meridian do the work? Thanks More about : meridian worth Best solution gamerk316 April 21, 2011 5:09:02 PM Share Quote:Is there a significant difference between an old X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro sound card and the new Auzentech X-Meridian 2G? Would it be worth the upgrade? Yes. The 2G is a significantly better card then the Extreme Gamer. Quote:Also, is it true that if I SPDIF out to the Z5500 this would use the DAC of the speakers (amp) and not the sound card? If so, would it be best then to go analog out and let the X-Meridian do the work? Yes and Yes. The soundcard has a better DAC then the Z5500's, so you'll get higher quality audio via analog. davcon April 21, 2011 5:26:31 PM Yes the Meridian is better for music. Even more so when you grab it on sale. AuzenTech X-MERIDIAN 7.1 2G http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57405&vpn=AZT%2D... http://www.ncixus.com/products/index.php?sku=57405&vpn=... I'd buy an Auzentech Forte for gaming though. AuzenTech Forte Low Profile PCI-E 7.1 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=35596&vpn=AZTXFF7105551&m... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rainwilds April 28, 2011 4:01:14 AM Best answer selected by rainwilds. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Auzen X-Meridian 2g review Forum Logitech Z-906 + Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2G = best configuration? Forum Auzen X-Meridian 2G and ASUS Essence ST Forum Xonar DX or Meridian 2G For Gaming Forum Is a sound card worth it? What type? Forum X-FI Titanium HD worth the money? Forum X-Meridian High Definition Forum Auzentech X-Meridian + Corsair SP2500 Forum Auzentech X- Meridian 7.1 2G sound problem Forum PCI or PCIe Forum Looking for a good soundcard Forum What Sound Card Should I Buy? Forum Sorting Through Sound Card Abilities Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum Is a sandybridge cpu worth it? Forum Is a 1090t worth $140 used? Forum Is intel core i7 930 still worth keeping? Forum Worth upgrading or just buy a new one? Forum Worth Overclocking? Forum H70 worth it? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !