Best Sound Card?

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The DX is the best, followed by the DS, Recon3D, and DG. The DG is a special case though, as its the best all around option if you need a powered amp for a headset (<150 Ohms).

As far as the Striker goes, its a good card, but the DX is a slightly newer design. If PCI is a must, you can go either with the ASUS Xonar D1 or HT Omega Striker, as they are basically equivalent. [ASUS offers emulated EAX 5, HT Omega offers DTS Encoding].
The DX is the best, followed by the DS, Recon3D, and DG. The DG is a special case though, as its the best all around option if you need a powered amp for a headset (<150 Ohms).

As far as the Striker goes, its a good card, but the DX is a slightly newer design. If PCI is a must, you can go either with the ASUS Xonar D1 or HT Omega Striker, as they are basically equivalent. [ASUS offers emulated EAX 5, HT Omega offers DTS Encoding].
 
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