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Soundcard for Audio Technica AD700?

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I play a lot of Battlefield 3 and some CS:GO on the side, and I want to get the best soundcard for positional audio. Budget would be around $200. This will be entirely for FPS gaming; I'm not worried about music. Any help/input would be greatly appreciated.

 

Edit: I realize I double posted. Really sorry for that. Use this thread instead of the other one please.


Edited by xD4rkFire - 1/17/13 at 10:41pm
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From what I've read, the top 2 picks seem to be the ASUS Xonar Essence STX and the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD. I don't play any old games, as that seemed to have come up in comparisons between the two. Can anyone tell me which one would be better for modern FPS games?

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Save some cash.

Asus xonar DG  ($27, PCI) or DGX ($43, PCI-E) sound card.

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (PCI-E) sound card, $110

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Do the 2 soundcards I listed not offer anything better over the DG/DGX/Z for gaming use?
 


Edited by xD4rkFire - 1/18/13 at 11:49pm
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Do the 2 sound cards I listed not offer anything better over the DG/DGX/Z for gaming use?

The Essence and Titanium just seem like a lot of cash to spend for the ATH-AD700s

The Essence STX, DG & DGX all use Dolby Headphone.

The Titanium HD's headphone output has a high impedance, which might cause a bloated bass with the 32-Ohm ATH-AD700s

But the Essence STX & Titanium HD do come with a better DAC, then the sound cards I listed.

The Titanium HD is the best card for older games (EAX 5.0).

 

With the cash you would save by buying the cheaper sound cards, you could get a second headphone (one with bass).


Edited by PurpleAngel - 1/19/13 at 12:11am
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