What are some good sound cards?

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epinky2295
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I am looking for a good sound card. I want something that will make my music sound great. I want the bass to have kick to it; I want everything to stand out. Heavy metal on onboard audio doesn't cut it. I want something that has a lot more bang for the buck.

I run the 64 bit version of Windows 7, so I want a card that will run with that. I am not going to downgrade my rig to Windows XP just so I can enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard.

I don't want something that will cost me $250, but I am prepared to spend a lot. I am willing to go up to $150.

undeadkingpr
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For $150 you can get one heck of an awesome sound card-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102019&cm_re=creative_labs_x-fi-_-29-102-019-_-Product
Creative labs is the primo in regards to sound cards and this is one of if not their very best cards. Only thing newegg got better than this is the $200 champion-I would check ebay for some price comparisons first though.

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ASUS Xonar series are really good. i have the DX1. simply put: amazing!

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Check out the Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1

dustyschaffner
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creative has never let me down. the X-Fi titanium is truly amazing.
i am currently running a sound blaster audigy SE and sound quality is fantastic, you can hear everything you could imagine, and the card is POWERFUL, i can max out all bass amplifications that i have and the card does not distort, only downfall is its an older model card so its not vista compatible

undeadkingpr
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Yo-the X-fi Champion just went on sale at newegg for $150-$50 off/25% off-might wanna go check it out