I've been building myself a dream machine and I need some advice in the sound card department. I own a pair of razer Tiamat 7.1 headphones and I am looking for the Best Possible Soundcard for them! Price is not a concern.
So far from my own research I have come between 2 cards (feel free to suggest others) which are.
HT Omega Claro +Plus 7.1
Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 2G
As far as I can tell these cards don't have the same virtual 3D headphone surround stuff that most creatove cards have. do I need to worry about that seeing as they are physically 7.1 headphones being plugged into 7.1 analog connections? I would prefer to stay away from creative labs, my last 2 builds I went with them and I was disappointed each time.
My focus is 100% gaming as I've converted my last PC into my music machine. I play mostly FPS games and I want to hear my enemies perfectly from exact locations.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
The ASUS Xonar D2(X) falls into the same category as those two cards, so I'd throw that into the mix as well. All three use the same exact C-Media chipset (CMI-8788), so the only real differences are how the cards are "tuned".