Originally Posted by alvino
I wasn't talking about their high-end cards. He was asking which one was better. So what you said was irrelevent to what he was asking.
The Audigy 4 Pro was never intended for normal consumers. The X-Fi is mainly for gamers, but if you ask me, the Audigy 2 series still performs wondefully. However, if you can find a good deal for a X-Fi, go for it. I got my X-Fi Premium for $80...didn't come with the front panel thing, but it's only $15 from Creative so it's way cheaper than getting a retail X-Fi.
Isn't the Xtreme music the same thing as the platinum without the front panel? Also, where did you get it at for $80?
On another note, do you think the price difference is worth the X-fi over the Audigy 2 zs. I mean realistically, would anyone be able to notice the difference in music or movies? All of my music is encoded at really high bit rates (256). Right now I have a sound blaster live value (16-bit), and want something thats gonna over DTS and optical support when I get the z-5500's.