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Im thinking I want to upgrade my sound hardware, but don't know which would be a better buy. I currently have an audigy ls and the creative t5400.

 

I was looking at the Z-5500

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ate=pricerunner

 

or an x-fi card (or any new card) such as this one

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1118841152655

 

 

Which upgrade would be a better buy for what I currently own? or is it even worth it?

 

I don't want to spend much more than $200

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Look into an M-audio revolution 5.1. It's $100 at the most, is superior to the X-Fi Music in terms of 5.1 listening and 2 channel listening when listening to music (better DAC's and opamps), and is on par with it for games, though the X-Fi has the added EAX support (but I hardly noticed the difference when I played BF2 on my friends X-Fi platinum). And that leaves 100 dollars for speakers of your choice.

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if you prefer music and sound quality over gaming, you should look at Altec Lansing's speaker line

 

i compared Logitech's systems to the AL systems and the AL's blow away the Logitech's in clarity

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Anything blows logitech away when it comes to Clarity, Hail Altec Lansing & Klipsch :)

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Im thinking I want to upgrade my sound hardware, but don't know which would be a better buy.  I currently have an audigy ls and the creative t5400.

 

I was looking at the Z-5500

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ate=pricerunner

 

or an x-fi card (or any new card) such as this one

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1118841152655

Which upgrade would be a better buy for what I currently own? or is it even worth it?

 

I don't want to spend much more than $200

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Holy crap! Best Buy actually has a better price than Newegg and ZZF?!?! ARMAGEDDON IS HERE!! :ph34r:

 

And my last post may have been misleading - it DOES have EAX support, and is good for games, but the X-Fi music just may be better for games.

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It has EAX, but the latest EAX revision is "EAX

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Its funny you should mention getting a pair of headphones becuase after I made this post and saw most people said to get a sound card, I started looking for a pair of nice headphones.

 

(Off the topic of the post)

 

I've narrowed it down to four choices

Sennheiser HD212 Pro can find it for like $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16826106324

 

Sennheiser HD 485

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=286038

 

Sennheiser HD 465

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=386020

 

Sennheiser EH 350

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16826159421

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