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Help me pick a sound card?

If your motherboard is reasonably modern and a well built which it probably is. The difference in quality is so marginal its closer to no change.

Unless your planning on getting speakers to do a surround sound set up and you need more outputs for that.
OR
Your getting a fancy new microphone and want XLR inputs.

Those sound cards will be a waste of money.
Im sure you can think of something better to spend 100 quid on. 

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im looking to get a sound card my current pair of headphones are the Sennheiser HD 598SE. the 6 sound cards i am currently looking at are the 

Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res Gaming DAC and USB Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus - Black

EVGA NU Audio Card, Lifelike Audio, PCIe, RGB LED, Co-Engineered by EVGA and Audio Note

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC

Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, PC with MixAmp Pro TR Controller

 

if you think i dont need a sound card and or i need a new headphones please tell me.

i mainly watch shows movies and play games.

thanks any help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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if you like surround sound the sennheiser gsx 1000 is very nice for immersion in movies and games


topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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5 hours ago, VeganJoy said:

if you like surround sound the sennheiser gsx 1000 is very nice for immersion in movies and games

Overpriced... Get the G6 instead.


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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5 hours ago, King Spartan said:

im looking to get a sound card my current pair of headphones are the Sennheiser HD 598SE. the 6 sound cards i am currently looking at are the 

Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res Gaming DAC and USB Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus - Black

EVGA NU Audio Card, Lifelike Audio, PCIe, RGB LED, Co-Engineered by EVGA and Audio Note

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC

Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, PC with MixAmp Pro TR Controller

 

if you think i dont need a sound card and or i need a new headphones please tell me.

i mainly watch shows movies and play games.

thanks any help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would say the AE-5 plus since it has more amp power. But maybe the G6 suits you better? Depends if you want more portability.


PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Tigerleon said:

Overpriced... Get the G6 instead.

perhaps but its got much nicer surround. got mine for 130 which wasnt too overpriced at all


topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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If your motherboard is reasonably modern and a well built which it probably is. The difference in quality is so marginal its closer to no change.

Unless your planning on getting speakers to do a surround sound set up and you need more outputs for that.
OR
Your getting a fancy new microphone and want XLR inputs.

Those sound cards will be a waste of money.
Im sure you can think of something better to spend 100 quid on. 


Here to educated the audio board on their bad choices.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, Ahoy Hoy said:

If your motherboard is reasonably modern and a well built which it probably is. The difference in quality is so marginal its closer to no change.

Unless your planning on getting speakers to do a surround sound set up and you need more outputs for that.
OR
Your getting a fancy new microphone and want XLR inputs.

Those sound cards will be a waste of money.
Im sure you can think of something better to spend 100 quid on. 

thanks for the help

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