After Having little to no help on other forums I decided it's best to just ask the pros here so here's the straight link to what I wrote.
I love listening to high quality music and surround gaming. I'm not sure which way to go because I'm a headphone junkie but both seem pretty good for that. With software such as Razer surround wouldn't the Phoebus be obsolete as far as virtual surround goes? Does the technology that the phoebus use have superior virtual surround compared to everything on the market? Talking statistically the STX has 4 time the quality of the Phoebus. While looking for sound cards I also stumbled upon this:
wouldn't this be better than both because it has superior sound quality along with virtual surround sound? I too heard that the Phoebus has poor drivers so it won't make full use of the quality. With all these aside having surround will make it worth it for me, as all of those sound cards are miles better than any onboard audio. Can I have anyone's thoughts on this?
TL;DR Asus Phoebus or STX and why? wouldn't this card be the best out of either two:http://www.newegg.co...Item=N82E168...
Just a note to ask head-fi (I hate how there's a colored background even after pasting the text): compared to onboard sound the phoebus does have much superior sound quality correct? Since it uses better technologies than virtual surround software, just from assumption, there must be a reason why both cards are priced the same but one has much better quality. Any help to just choose between the two? Much thanks!