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    Creative Recon3D Soundcard

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    Has anyone got one yet?

    Either the base version of the Fatality version?

    Wanna know how good the stereo is on gaming for quality stereo headphones.

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    Re: Creative Recon3D Soundcard

    Don't have personal experience, but reviews are not great:

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...1085899/review

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/..._card_review/1

    If there is a high point it seems to be gaming with stereo headphones, so you might be OK if that's your sole use.

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    Re: Creative Recon3D Soundcard

    I am a devoted 2 headphone game player now. So many 5.1 and 4 speakers attempts that work brilliantly in one game and appallingly in the next put me off until I got a good stereo card. a Revolution 7.1 which in stereo was awesome... I still have it but I also now have a Razer Barracuda AC-1 which is nearly as good but works a treat in Win7

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    Re: Creative Recon3D Soundcard

    I'm using the Fatal1ty version connected via TOSlink cable to my Astro A40's and wired MixAmp and can't complain, I'm by no means an audiophile and haven't had a soundcard in the past to compare to but I can hear more with this set up then I could with my older headset and onboard soundcard. If you are just connecting via 3.5mm jack then I would say don't spend the extra money and go for a much cheaper soundcard.

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    Re: Creative Recon3D Soundcard

    Quote Originally Posted by Rookie1986 View Post
    If you are just connecting via 3.5mm jack then I would say don't spend the extra money and go for a much cheaper sound card.
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    hi Rookie.. ta for replying

    I'm looking for people who can tell me if the 3d positioning in stereo is really good in gaming, and whether the alleged height positioning works at all?

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    Re: Creative Recon3D Soundcard

    Because I'm running through the MixAmp I'm not really much help. I will try it directly via the soundcard some time over the weekend and let you know how it goes. This review on the Creative Recon 3D might be of some help

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