Card to go with my AD700's

I currently bought a Asus ROG today.. it sounds decent.. its of trouble to set it up.


Before the ROG i had a Xonar STX, it was great quality, but i game.. so it wasnt that accurate.


I game 90% of the time, and listen to music 10% of the time.


Im looking at keeping the ROG, or maybe getting the titanium HD

or perhaps, you can suggest me a better card?

I also, have an old xonar DX card.


I read the reviews here.. but they really didnt help me choose any.

I play alot of FPS's and GW2 and planetside 2.. blah blah.
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  1. HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
    $184.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271006

    If you want to use a Pci slot then you can go with ,

    HT | OMEGA Claro Halo XT PCI Interface Sound Card w/ a built-in HI-FI Headphone Amplifier
    $249.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271005

    This one has a built in headphone amp if you use headphones when gaming or listening to music.
  2. Great choice of headphones-they're great for gaming. (I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 650s) So you took the dive for a pretty good entry level set of audiophile/über high end gaming set of headphones. Wonderful. How about not getting a sound card? The two most important factors (other than the headphone and source) in digital audio are the headphone amp and DAC. (Digital to Analogue Converter) Though many of us audiophiles agree that aftermarket sound cards sound better, a DAC/headphone amp built for headphones like YOURS will make them shine. A great $80 USB DAC/amp will obliterate any $250 sound card with your headphones. The $65 Fiio E10 would sound just as good as your STX, but I believe it has a better DAC, which would improve how it decodes the information. What makes gaming sound cards sound "better" is their digital sound processing, not amp or DAC quality. This software can be downloaded for free or bought for cheap.
  3. So: my list of suggestions. (USB)
    Fiio E17 $140
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 $199
    NuForce Icon uDac-2 $119
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