Game Sound?

Soldato
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I used to live somewhere that I couldn't really have sound at any volume, so I used headphones, and then IEMs. I had a set of Shure 535s and I wanted a decent sound card for them, so I got an Xonar Essence STX. Did the job just great...

I've now moved and I don't use IEMs very often at all, I have a 5.1 setup with an Onkyo 609 and Q-Acoustics 5.1 setup. I use that for gaming, and I have my sound card connected to the receiver with an optical lead. It outputs in DD.

Could I see any benefit in getting a gaming sound card rather than the Essence?
 
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Well, it wasn't bought for that task, and it's now not being used for the original purpose. I was wondering if there was some kind of technology or processing I was missing out on. I know Creative keep/kept coming out with new EAX stuff, but something was ringing a bell in my head saying it wasn't all that.

I guess not! :)
 
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