Hello guys, im planing to buy a sound card and i cant make up my mind.Should i get a Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card or a
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Card PCI. Which one is better. If anyone has this sound card, can you write down your experiences with it,also about itscons like bad drivers etc.
Well i definitely wouldn't buy an X-FI Xtreme it's not very well supported since the latest drivers are from 2009.
Plus any of my personal experiences with Creative drivers usually ended up in frustration.
Switched to Auzentech cards 2 yrs ago.=no frustration
I usually recommend the ASUS DG for those who want a better audio experience then onboard on the cheap.
I don't know, I've heard a lot of complaints about Creative's drivers but the latest drivers in XP, Vista, or 7 seemed to work just fine for me, with a lot of added functionality. The Asus Xonars have certainly grown and they were good to begin with but, whoa. Really? Really? 13 cards to choose from? I had a Xonar D2X that I auditioned a couple of years ago, it was nice, clean, but the drivers were a bit lacking...at least back then. ...knowing Asus, I'd imagine that's changed.
How will you be using the card...specifically? Headphone listening? Feeding components? Feeding PC speakers?
Again, I have no real complaints about Creative's X-Fi's...they've worked well for me and I like the additional functionality that the X-Fi's modes/drivers can deliver. I LOVED the X-Fi's .wav recorder...very neat, very functional.
Now, if you just want crystal clean sound on nice(r) hardware, get an Asus Xonar. But which Xonar? It looks like they've got one for every day of the week and flavor of the month? One for the headphone listeners...one for the FPS gamers...one for the Audiophile...and 10 others.
...if it were me, I'd be stuck between getting an X-Fi Titanium PCI Express and an Asus Xonar D2X. ...and I'd probably end up with the X-Fi due to the aforementioned functionality.
So like asus is more like a head phone type yeah? But its still better than onboard
Well, they certainly have a model geared towards headphone listeners, with a dedicated headphone amp, the Xonar Essence ST ...but that's just one model. They offer several very specialized models, like the HDAV 1.3 which is specially tweaked for Blu-Ray. I still think the Xonar D2X is their all-around card that I like, but if you're into first-person-shooters, they have a card for you in the Xonar Xense.
I guess since they couldn't make just one card for everyone they figured they'd make one for everyone.
I am using 32 bit win xp sp 3 with onboard sound with real tec 889 A codec. my sound is good with latest real tek driver. but I want to improve further as i play lot of games. please suggest which sound card will be better for win XP sp 3 . my speaker have 5.1 channel surround sound. my budget is 50 bucks.