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Old 12-13-2006, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i'm looking to maybe buy a soundcard in the 75-100 dollar range to help improve my PC headphone sound. right now i'm using Sennheiser HD 280's and a really basic soundcard (how do you find out what kind of card your comp came with ?) so some suggestions would be nice
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Your computer prob came with just onboard sound (intergrated into your motherboard).

I suggest:

x-fi fatility
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x-fi xtremeMusic

The fatility is $96 after mail-in-rebate, and get it if you can spend the $125 at the moment. If not, then the xtremeMusic will be a good soundcard too.
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Get an Audigy 2 ZS. They are fantastic.
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omg general i was going to say the same thing since it was at the lower end of his budget but i don't see them on newegg anymore, only the platium version?!?

edit: zipzoomfly is still carrying them: audigy zs

edit edit: nvm i just noticed their out of stock there....hmmm guess CL are phasing them out
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desktop or laptop?
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i would chose btw the ones i posted. They are the best sound cards in your buget. I don't think the audigy 2 zs will come back into stock, but the x-fi's are the newer soundcards anyways.
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