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I pretend from time to time that I hear new things from the Titanium HD, then I switch over to the ALC889. Lo an behold every sound is accounted for. I then switch back to the HD thinking maybe there was something different about the way it was played back, but it sounds exactly the same. Then I double check and get the same results.
perhaps your speakers/headphones aren't capable of exposing the difference? what are you listening with? either way...your "lol you guys are totally hearing stuff and succumbing to the placebo affect" attitude comes across as pompous and makes you look ignorant. audio is a very personalized thing; everyone's ears are different. nobody here needs to justify their purchase by lying about it. if i saw no difference between my Realtek ALC892 and Titanium HD i would simply take it out and sell it. i wouldn't stick around on the forums trying to coerce others into wasting their money. fact is, there's a difference. a large one.
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I rest my case. GX and a 96Khz sample rate. You don't know what you're doing.
Oh then that only makes my point even stronger. Even without paying attention to any of the settings I noticed a significant difference in the music I compared.

You're doing the audio equivalent of saying, "How can you be enjoying Crysis maxed out when you're barely getting above X fps? It's just the expectations of a GPU upgrade deluding you."

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I pretend from time to time that I hear new things from the Titanium HD, then I switch over to the ALC889.
I did exactly that. Multiple times actually. With different tracks back to back.

This is amusing to me because you're literally as wrong as a person can be. You're basically trying to tell me that I'm hallucinating or under a placebo effect without experiencing even a second of what I'm experiencing.

Now stop embarrassing yourself.
Edited by Faraz - 5/20/11 at 10:21am
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My titanium HD is on audio creation mode w/ bit-matched playback. My music isn't being distorted, but there is damn well no difference in the sound compared to my ud3r's ALC889, much less an $112 difference.
If ever there was an appropriate time to pull out the old PEBCAK, this is it.
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perhaps your speakers/headphones aren't capable of exposing the difference? what are you listening with? either way...your "lol you guys are totally hearing stuff and succumbing to the placebo affect" attitude comes across as pompous and makes you look ignorant. audio is a very personalized thing; everyone's ears are different. nobody here needs to justify their purchase by lying about it. if i saw no difference between my Realtek ALC892 and Titanium HD i would simply take it out and sell it. i wouldn't stick around on the forums trying to coerce others into wasting their money. fact is, there's a difference. a large one.
I used to only listen with RX700s, but I never felt that my argument would have much merit w/ such inexpensive headphones so I went out and bought AD700s (not that they're the best headphones, but they're at most folks spending limit). Now, between the AD700s and the RX700s there is a noticeable difference, but between the ALC889 and the Titanium HD, STX, DG, SIIG, Titanium Pro, there was really none.

I don't use speakers so I haven't made a claim about these sound cards and speakers.
Edited by cuad - 5/20/11 at 1:06pm
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Well Cuad,

after reading some of your posts, I donwloaded the new drivers for the Realtek ALC892 and reenabled it in the bios of my MSI 890FXA-GD65.

Here is what I found over my Titanium HD.

I had to max out windows' volume and increase the speakers' volume by 33% in order to get the same level of playback I did on the Titanium HD.

highs and lows were extremely poor. I had to make the Realtek EQ look like a smiley face to finally hear bass and treble.

No matter what EQ setting I used for the Realtek, the bass was flabby and lacked all punch.

The difference in the two cards?

Titanium HD: vocalists sound clear and energetic. I could identify all instruments being played.

Realtek: Vocalists sound quiet and sleepy, no energy whatsoever. Music sounds as if drunks were playing far away from the vocalist.

Verdict: Onboard sound sucks and if you cannot hear a difference, then onboard is a good solution. Dedicated sound cards are not for everyone, but they should be.
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You were just hearing distortion.
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post #47 of 53
You are correct sir.
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Connect with a male to male 3.5mm cable or?
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I have no idea how to use rightmark.
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Here's a tutorial:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=59142
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