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Sound Card For Jvc Ha-rx900 - Av-40


I'm planning to get the following audio setup this summer and need help deciding the sound-card. 2. 1 speaker setup: m-audio av40 + tsc asw-8 sub
Headphones: jvc ha-rx900
Soundcard: asus xonar stx / dx / prelude / forte / striker or something else?

Usage will be ~40% gaming / ~40% blu-ray or dvd movies / ~20% lossy music- trance/house mp3 or youtube. The pricey stx seems to be one of the best cards available, but would i really notice a difference compared to the other cards with my intended use? My budget is $150, but willing to go higher if the stx can significantly improve game/movie sounds. I sometimes listen to music but never lossless. Also, in the long run i am interested in piecing together a 5. 1 system (primarily for movies), i'm not sure if the stx is the best choice for it. It seems brilliant for music though.


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