Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: 5.1 sound card?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts
    • Sacred's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5Q-Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
      • Memory:
      • 4 GB
      • Storage:
      • 500 GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 460
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista 64

    Question 5.1 sound card?

    Looking to get a reasonably priced 5.1 sound card, any suggestions?


    Cheers!

  2. #2
    The Irish Drunk! neonplanet40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Falkirk
    Posts
    4,911
    Thanks
    626
    Thanked
    206 times in 137 posts
    • neonplanet40's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 7 2700X
      • Memory:
      • Patriot 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256 Crucial MX100 +Kingston 256GB SSD and 500GB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit nVidia 1070Ti Rockgamer
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 650W
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse-32
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 27" U2715H & Dell 23" U2311H
      • Internet:
      • 60MB

    Re: 5.1 sound card?

    Your audio setup?
    Your budget?
    Any specific needs?

    More info would be nice.
    Home Entertainment =BenQ W1070, Samsung 65" HDTV, Denon AVRX6300H, Playstation 3 and Monitor Audio Silver RX 5.0, Monitor Audio CT265IDC(x4) Dolby Atmos and XTZ 12.17 Sub
    My System=Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Patriot 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz, 256GB Crucial SSD, Kingston 256GB SSD and 500GB Samsung F3, Palit GTX1070 GameRock Edition , Enermax Liberty 620W, Akasa Eclipse-32,Dell 2715H & Dell U2311H
    Home Server 2/HTPC - HP Gen 8 with 4GB ram, Windows 7 Pro and Crucial M4 128GB SSD, MSI AMD R7 240 2GB, 2x WD Red 3TB 1x 2TB WD Black running XBMC
    Diskstation/HTPC - Synology DS2415+ with 18TB
    Tablet=Microsoft Surface Pro 4 & Huawei M5 10"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts
    • Sacred's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5Q-Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
      • Memory:
      • 4 GB
      • Storage:
      • 500 GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 460
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista 64

    Re: 5.1 sound card?

    Dont have a specific budget, needs to be suitable for a Roccat Kave 5.1 headset.

  4. #4
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,313
    Thanks
    1,095
    Thanked
    672 times in 550 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: 5.1 sound card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred View Post
    Dont have a specific budget, needs to be suitable for a Roccat Kave 5.1 headset.
    I have the same headset with a Xonar D2X (~£80/85) and it sounds top draw in everything(BF3, 192kHz, 6 channel output is Godly ). The only thing I have noticed though is that you lose the rumble "feature" with the Kave's when using the D2X rather than on-board.

    Another thing to consider, and my knowledge is limited here (not helped by the general complexity), is whether or not it is worth going all out for a Xonar HDAV. If i understand it correctly, this card allows DTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD to be decoded and sent to your headphones meaning you get the full effect from Blu-Rays. While the Xonar D2X can handle audio that surpasses that out of the Blu-Ray spec it can't decode the DTS-HD/DolbyHD audio streams.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  5. Received thanks from:

    Sacred (03-01-2012)

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    203
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    6 times in 4 posts
    • Sacred's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5Q-Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
      • Memory:
      • 4 GB
      • Storage:
      • 500 GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 460
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista 64

    Re: 5.1 sound card?

    Thanks the Xonar D2X looks like it would suit my needs and not break the bank in the process!

  7. #6
    don't stock motherhoods
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,091
    Thanks
    680
    Thanked
    98 times in 84 posts
    • Millennium's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Z170 Pro Gamer ATX
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 6600K @ 4.5GHz 4 core
      • Memory:
      • Corsair VPX 3000 DDR4 (16, 4*4)
      • Storage:
      • 500gb 850 Evo sata3 SSD, 2*2TB Green 5900 Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI 390 8gb
      • PSU:
      • toughpower 1kw
      • Case:
      • Zalman Z3 Plus
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • VIEWSONIC VG2401MH 144hz (Solid)
      • Internet:
      • Origin ADSL Broadband, not really recommended.

    Re: 5.1 sound card?

    You might want to get a PCI-E card for future proofing, my Xonar DX/XD is really good and should be a bit cheaper. Not sure what features it lacks compared to the D2X though.
    : n(baby):n(lover):n(sky)|>P(Name)>>not quite

    how do you spend your time online? (Hexus link)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •