I can't decide whether to get the Soundblaster Zx or Asus Xonar STX.
Will be pairing it with either a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 a Logitech z623 and AKG Q701.
Trying to strike a balance between gaming and music requirements.
I primarily play Battlefield 3 and Natural Selection along with the occasional Space title that usually comes with an epic soundtrack (Endless Space).
Music-wise, I listen to a large variety from House to Classic Rock to Korean Pop.
I was huge into the in-ear/headphones scene back in 2006-7 and eventually graduated to speakers, and am now utterly lost moving back into headphones. I currently use UE10Pros with an iBasso DX100 for my portable rig.
I used to run a very decent pure-audio rig with a Meitner MA-1 -> Mimetism Integrated 15.2 -> Focal Diablo Utopias.
I had to sell the setup to fund my college education *sadface*.
Apparently the new SBX tech on the Soundblaster Zx is terrible but Asus Xonar's Dolby Headphone isn't supported by very many games too.
What do you think?