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Old 12-21-2006, 05:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Soundcard/Headphones Upgrade!

Hello I currently use a Audigy2 ZS and I always use Headphones when i play for games like BF and CS. Ever since I got this card about a year ago I havent really noticed anything different from the onboard sound card other then you can make it echo and stuff...I have no idea why anyone would want that though...

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1) What is a really good Soundcard that is under $200 that can give me the sounds everyone seems to talk about.

2) Can you get this sound by using headphones? If so Anyone know of a good pair?


- I play BF 2 and everyone says it sounds amazing...maybe im not untapping the true power of my Audigy2 ZS or maybe its the headphones...Please help!
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well for under your budget you can get the best sound card and an excelent pair of headphones.

X-Fi Xtreme music soundcard for $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Audio Technica ATH-A500 Headphones $89
http://www.audiocubes.com/product/Au...eadphones.html
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dropped the money are the pair of headphones you see in my sig, around 189.99, but worth every penny. The ones recommended above are good as well from what I hear. I went with the beyerdynamics because of better low end.... You can get the all from audiocubes.com
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I don't think you need a new soundcard... I think it's your headset/speakersystem that is being the bottleneck of your sound quality.

If you use your headphones for games, I suggest you get a headset if you use voice chat while you're playing. I myself have the Speedlink Medusa 5.1 and it's great. I wouldn't know where to look if you just want an ordinary headset (that supports 5.1?) but I'd look out for some Sennheisers, go to a pc/media store and check some out.
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Yes......Terrible Typo, thank you for the correction!!!
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