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Should I buy the Asus Xonar DX or the Xonar DS?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by denon2010, Aug 2, 2010.
  1. Denon2010
    I had the Asus Xonar DX but I sold it cause i needed the money.
    I used to own a Denon D2000 but sold it and got back my old Senn HD555 from the same guy.
    But now I am using the HD555 with onboard and you can really hear the nastyness in onboard audio.
    So therefore I need to buy another sound card once more.
    One problem. Money I don't have. I just bought a radeon HD 4870 used and my credit card is gonna max out soon
    the xonar DS is only $50 on amazon with free shipping
    the Xonar DX is $80
    I can't justify if it would be worth the $80 I mean I had it and it was AMAZING. Sounded like heaven but I never used the dolby licenses.
    I want you guys to tell me what does the Xonar DX have that would make it worth the extra $30
    I only use my sound card for listening to music and playing games
    Please help me guys. I really like the price of the DS but if its not worth it then it makes no sense I buy it.
    the headphone AMP on the xonar DX worked perfect for me without any external AMP. Well perfect for my HD555 anyways the denon d2000 was dead and needed an amp but I don't have that again anyways so not like it matters
  2. 1Time
    Probably should post in the computer audio forum.
  3. Denon2010
    I tried but need someone who has an experience to tell me if its worth it
    Once it sounds very close to the DX and has the same headphone amp power then I would buy it.
  4. Thommohawk
    It's easy for me to say this because I'm not you and I'm not on the same budget that you are on....but in my honest opinion, if you have the money, go for the DX.....there's not a great deal of difference in the price, but there might be a great deal of difference in the two cards from an audio perspective and you have the advantage of already knowing exactly what the DX sounds like as you previously owned one - play it safe. Otherwise you may be extremely disappointed. But on the other hand try not to spend money that you do not have. Though having said this if you have the money to purchase, if I were you, I would get the more slightly more expensive card especially if it is the one I am the most familiar with. 

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