43 months ago
Hello, in the next couple of months I'm going to be building a computer, and I want to get a sound card. Sound Cards are new to me, and I've never bought one before.
Currently I'm looking at the Asus Xonar Essence STX II http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Sound-Essence-STX-II/dp/B00ONSBF4K?ie=UTF8&keywords=asus%20xonar%20essence%20stx%20ii&qid=1464391568&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
Honestly the specs look the same to me other than the price. I would like to know, is the Xonar better in any way, or would i just be better off buying the STRIX and saving fourty dollars?
(P.S just so you know my current headphones are crap, but my computer has stretched my budget to the breaking point and I had to choose between a headset or audio card, and I decided to buy the card first. Anything I save will be going towards a Sennheiser HD 598 http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-598-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0042A8CW2 that I intend to buy a month or so after the computer.)
Edit: I'd like to mention that I intend to buy a couple speakers, again, because of my budget, they're nothing special, probably going to be these: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-speakers-980000402