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Windows 7: Best Audio Card for windows 7 under the 100 bucks?

27 Mar 2010   #1
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Best Audio Card for windows 7 under the 100 bucks?

Im tired of my VIA integrated sound board, full of cracks, its time to change it any suggestions?

As far as i know all the creative sound cards sucks so...please don't suggest creative.


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27 Mar 2010   #2
treachery

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

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27 Mar 2010   #3
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Interested as well - I have the X-Fi Xtreme Gamer and can NOT get it to work even with Daniel K's modified drivers Been using my mobo's that doesn't work with Audicity
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27 Mar 2010   #4
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I highly recommend the Asus dx xonar and they only 55($74) too.

I got myself a creative card and hated the drivers so sold it straight away and bought xonar dx and am I made up with it. Much better than the other for same price.

Make sure you got a pcie slot.
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27 Mar 2010   #5
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by treachery View Post
Oh man i wish i could but they're not sold in my country.

Thanks for your suggestion.
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27 Mar 2010   #6
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I highly recommend the Asus dx xonar and they only 55($74) too.

I got myself a creative card and hated the drivers so sold it straight away and bought xonar dx and am I made up with it. Much better than the other for same price.

Make sure you got a pcie slot.
Hi man, thanks for your answer, i should add i don't want it for gaming but for music (itunes, flacs, etc) does this audio card will do the job?
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27 Mar 2010   #7
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I highly recommend the Asus dx xonar and they only 55($74) too.

I got myself a creative card and hated the drivers so sold it straight away and bought xonar dx and am I made up with it. Much better than the other for same price.

Make sure you got a pcie slot.
Hi man, thanks for your answer, i should add i don't want it for gaming but for music (itunes, flacs, etc) does this audio card will do the job?
The Asus Xonar card is about as good as it gets without going to an external DAC. I know a couple of people who have them and I will say the even to these tired olde ears they sound mighty good.

The alternative is to go to a USB connected DAC, which is the ultimate in audio from any computer... but they aren't cheap...

Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware List | Computer Audiophile

Oh but I wish I could....
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27 Mar 2010   #8
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I highly recommend the Asus dx xonar and they only 55($74) too.

I got myself a creative card and hated the drivers so sold it straight away and bought xonar dx and am I made up with it. Much better than the other for same price.

Make sure you got a pcie slot.
Hi man, thanks for your answer, i should add i don't want it for gaming but for music (itunes, flacs, etc) does this audio card will do the job?
The Asus Xonar card is about as good as it gets without going to an external DAC. I know a couple of people who have them and I will say the even to these tired olde ears they sound mighty good.

The alternative is to go to a USB connected DAC, which is the ultimate in audio from any computer... but they aren't cheap...

Computer Audiophile Suggested Hardware List | Computer Audiophile

Oh but I wish I could....
All right then im gonna try to find that model.
I didn't know anything about DAC's so they are the new kid on th block ah?
Do you need a good audio card too in order to use a DAC?
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28 Mar 2010   #9
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
All right then im gonna try to find that model.
I didn't know anything about DAC's so they are the new kid on th block ah?
Do you need a good audio card too in order to use a DAC?
A DAC is a Digital to Analog Converter. It replaces your sound card.

Most connect by USB to your computer and self-identify as sound devices. The advantage is that these are scientific devices that produce a very precise waveform and are outside the computer away from any digital noise inside the case. I've heard one of the cheaper ones hooked up to about $30,000 of McIntosh audio gear and I was amazed by what computer audio can do.

McIntosh | Home

USB Audio - USB DAC - USB Audio Converter - Fubar II USB DAC
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28 Mar 2010   #10
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
All right then im gonna try to find that model.
I didn't know anything about DAC's so they are the new kid on th block ah?
Do you need a good audio card too in order to use a DAC?
A DAC is a Digital to Analog Converter. It replaces your sound card.

Most connect by USB to your computer and self-identify as sound devices. The advantage is that these are scientific devices that produce a very precise waveform and are outside the computer away from any digital noise inside the case. I've heard one of the cheaper ones hooked up to about $30,000 of McIntosh audio gear and I was amazed by what computer audio can do.

McIntosh | Home

USB Audio - USB DAC - USB Audio Converter - Fubar II USB DAC
But what about this?
DAC

It costs only 79 bucks.
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