Soundcard help

Hi guys im looking to buy a new soundcard for playing game and making youtube videos so i need one with a high quality mic input. i have a set of pc350s that i will be using with the card so it needs to be able to power headphones of 150ohms or higher below are the 3 ive narrowed it down to
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-SB1356/dp/B00654PTT2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1340816889&sr=8-4&keywords=recon+3d
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-XONAR-ESSENCE-STX-90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z/dp/B001OV789U/ref=sr_1_35?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340816964&sr=1-35&keywords=creative+xfi+usb
http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-HD-Sound/M/B004275EO4.htm

cheers
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  1. My friend has http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-XONAR-ESSENCE-STX-90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z/dp/B001OV789U/ref=sr_1_35?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340816964&sr=1-35&keywords=creative+xfi+usb and loves it (he watches youtube and plays games all day). I am using the built in sound on my GIGABYTE ud5h motherboard and its great too imo.
  2. so the sound quality is good for games then, ive been told that because it doesnt have the effects of the creative card it can sound rather bad in some games
  3. the best sound card in the world is creative 3d recon
    http://au.store.creative.com/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-recon3d-pcie/1-20885.aspx
    this one is the cheaper
    and dont compare built in sound cards quality to 3d recon
  4. http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-xonar-essence-stx-review/1 They like it... The card is a few years old tho.
  5. oxford373 said:
    the best sound card in the world is creative 3d recon
    http://au.store.creative.com/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-recon3d-pcie/1-20885.aspx
    this one is the cheaper
    and dont compare built in sound cards quality to 3d recon


    BS. The Recon3D line is horrid.

    Anyways, all soundcards use very cheap mic input ports, because there isn't any reason to bother with a HQ ADC as the audio is going to be horribly compressed anyways.

    Farther, if you have a PC350, you need a soundcard with a headphone amp to properly drive it.
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