Re: Sound Card Choice
I don't know where you got that info on sound cards getting electormagentic interference. Sounds too far fetched. Electromagnetic interference usually don't occur on sound cards, but from the speakers. Powerful 5.1 PC speakers like the Logitech Z-5500's can emit a high concentration of electromagnetic waves we can't see. That is why there are warnings that come with it to set it at least 2-3 feel away from all electronic device. Sound card like the X-Fi will not produce enough power to even come close to electronic disturbance as speakers do.
With that in mind, get the X-Fi chipset. They are currently the best and the newest. Audigy 2 ZS are good too, but it's an older chipset.
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