For me, I'm using Polk floor standing speakers, a Martin Logan Vignette center channel, Mirage 10" Powered sub and Mirage wall mounted rears on an. IF you want a fantastic sounding card that is going to be used primarily for gaming, then this is a great product. Some will say the X-fi cards are better...maybe...but sound is such a subjective thing that I couldn't possibly tell you what works best for you. First let me say I've been building systems for 20+ years, and have been using Sound Blaster products since day one.
IF you want to use this with high end headphones - stop right here and buy an Asus Xonar or something else. I have had all of the latest, including soundcards from other brands.
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