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Old 23-11-13, 06:41 PM
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Sound card and Headphone combinations for multimedia ( Xonar Phoebus, D2X or the STX)

I've read through the forums and I've gathered that two soundcards from Asus are awesome and either one is great. These are the D2X and the STX sound cards. I'm in the market of a new headset and so I thought as I make the jump to a nice high end head set I also purchase a sound card to do it justice. I listen to music, watch movies and play games so features are important.

I was thinking something like:
Razer actually recommends some sound cards to go with their Tiamat, the ones from Asus are Asus Xonar DS PCI 7.1 , Asus Xonar D1 7.1 and Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1.Link is here

Other forum members and youtube reviewers have only good things to say about the Audio Technia M50's but these don't have a mic as they're studio headphones so maybe pairing it with a sound card like the ROG Xonar Phoebus is a good idea because it has a mic in the desktop unit.

What do you guys think? I'm open to other headset/sound card combinations.

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Old 23-11-13, 06:45 PM
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what about a pair of good studio headphones and a modmic?
http://www.modmic.com/
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Old 23-11-13, 07:01 PM
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These Zalman mics are supposed to be really good as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-ZM-MI...I1P7PY2S2E8L3Y
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Old 23-11-13, 07:15 PM
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Thanks guys, these look like pretty good options
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Old 23-11-13, 07:25 PM
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These Zalman mics are supposed to be really good as well.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-ZM-MI...I1P7PY2S2E8L3Y
had one of those. seekax said it's crap as he was the one who had to listen to it
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Old 23-11-13, 07:37 PM
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Xonar STX and Beyerdynamic DT770s? Or 990s. 80ohm or 250ohm are great.
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Old 23-11-13, 07:48 PM
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had one of those. seekax said it's crap as he was the one who had to listen to it
Scrap that idea then, just saved myself from buying one as well.
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Old 23-11-13, 08:55 PM
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had one of those. seekax said it's crap as he was the one who had to listen to it
Depends a lot on the sound card, though. If you have an integrated circuit you can't really blame the mic.
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Old 23-11-13, 09:27 PM
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I'm aiming for the STX with Sennheiser HD598s. Might be worth a look. Not surround, but bloody brilliance.
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Old 24-11-13, 06:50 AM
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Don't get a Tiamat they're crap. Both those and the megaladon's are properly rubbish. :P
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