Looking for new sounds

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  1. Smork

    Smork Active Member

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    I'm in the market for a new soundcard and speaker system.
    I'm looking for a 'decent' set-up for gaming/music.

    I've read some reviews on the Creative XFI - Extreme gamer and the fatal1ty version also. What are the thoughts on that card? I hear it's a good card for a not so high cost.. Anything better than that for around 80-150+?

    On speaker systems, I'm leaning towards a logitech system. I've heard that buying a studio monitor setup is the way to go, but I'm not quite sure on the prices and what is good etc. The logitech systems i've been looking at are the x-540 or the Z-2300.

    What are some good forums on this stuff? What do you guys recommend?

    Thanks in advance..

    Edit - I remembered I have an old SB Audigy Platinum 1 from a long time ago... and a SB Extigy 1. Would they be worth using?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I just use my 5.1 home theater with an optical connection. Sounds way better than any computer speaker setup Ive had in the past.
     
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    Logitech speakers fucking suck. Don't do it. Logitech is to computer speakers as Sony Xplod is to car audio -- they fucking suck.

    What's your budget for speakers?

    The Audigy/Extigy/SB cards are pretty lame. I don't like them.

    Lay out some budgets and maybe you can do better?
     
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    JBL self-correcting studio monitors. $1400 of audio perfection.
     
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    I'm looking around maybe 250-300 for everything. Not looking for amazing sound, but something I can listen to music and have it sound 'decent' on. Also play games and be able to hear which way they are coming from etc.
     
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    you won't get anything decent at that price point.
     
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    nothing for gaming? I thought it would be somewhat easy to find something not horrible.. hmm
     
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    Dude, save up your cash. Speakers last forever. Buy one good set and use them the rest of your life.
     
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    what do you guys recommend?
     
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    no pc speaker package will be as good as the high end audio setups.

    are you an audiophile?
    if not, you really don't need the expensive setups that these guys recommend.

    for 2.1, look up Klipsch Promedia.
    for 5.1, the X-540, or the cheaper X-530 are fine, specially at that price point.
    for the sound card, X-Fi sucks. It's a mess, specially with Vista. Other brands doesn't fair good either. I recommend that you get an affordable one, then just wait it out for a good one. You could also stick with onboard audio for a while if you like.
     

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