Originally Posted by PurpleAngel
Is it the Titanium HD or other Titanium sound card?
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z sound card.
Comes with the CS4398 DAC chip and a decent headphone amplifier.
Newegg is selling them for $57 (free shipping).
Might consider selling off the SR850 and put all your "audio" budget for better headphones.
(The Samson SR850 are good headphones, for it price range)
It is this one right here. Bought it long ago, when Circuit City was still a thing. :P
I got the SR-850 because like you said, because it was recommended as a good budget set. I think most of what I have read and asked, the general consensus seems to be to replace those at some point.
Even then, my question still stands though... so gaming is my main focus. I don't do anything competitive, but I love the whole 3d audio thing. It just sounds very atmospheric when I am playing a single player game, and it makes you feel like you are right there in the action. I do play BF4 but for fun way more than competition. I use my computer for everything between games, music, movies, Netflix, etc.
So having said that, what is the best set up for both gaming and crisp, clear sound? I am at the point where I don't mind spending a few hundred for a good set up. I went cheap with the SR-850's and want to step it up. I noticed in the original post that he mentions using the sound card for DSP and then using an external DAC for better audio quality, so this is the best way to set it up?
Edited by Slayn - 2/23/14 at 11:25pm