First post, by eyalk4567
I'm building a retro windows XP machine and I'm trying to find what is the best sound card for it.
I'm looking for a sound card with a native EAX 5 support (and support for older EAX versions) and I found out that only the sound blaster X Fi has it. Now I noticed that there are a lot types of these sound cards and some of them don't even have an EAX 5 support, like the xtreme audio.
So I was looking at some of the other X Fi sound cards and I saw that some of them have PCI-E connection, which I prefer.
So my question is, does the PCI-E versions of the sound blaster X Fi have a native EAX 5 (and older EAX) support? and which one do you think is the best sound card of the X Fi line for a windows XP retro machine?
Also if you prefer the PCI versions, could you explain why do you prefer them. And which one of them do you think is the best for windows XP?