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Creative or Asus?

Poll Results: Asus or creative?

Poll expired: May 11, 2011  
  • 46% (12)
    Creative Labs
  • 53% (14)
    Asus Xonar Series
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
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I want to buy a sound card in the near future, purely for gaming, not listening to music or any of that. My friend keeps telling me to go with asus, but newegg seems to have more customers buying creative. So which brand is best for me?

Btw I don't want to spend more than $100 on a card.
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post #2 of 12
If it is going to be only for gaming, the Creative cards have better positional audio, whereas the Asus cards are better for music.
post #3 of 12
for 100$ you can have the Xtreme gamer or the XFi Titanium
Both are great but personally i will get the Titanium
And yes , Creative beats ASUS in gaming but the reason that many people are moving to asus is the stable driers and software cause many people suffured from dirvers issues in Creative XFi cards
Edited by Crag - 5/9/11 at 8:51pm
    
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post #4 of 12
If your not willing to spend any more than $100 your best option is the Creative X-FI. However if you are willing to spend an additional $50 then you can have the best of both worlds with the Creative Titanium HD.

The problem with the older generation of cards from creative is there driver support for Windows 7 is not stellar. There are however 3rd parties drivers available which from what I am told can help remedy some of those issues.

Currently the HD is the only card available from Creative Labs that is equipped with a good set of drivers specially tailored for Windows 7.
post #5 of 12
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Actually, how is the titanium fatal1ty?
Edited by Jov4nTh3Yu9o - 5/9/11 at 9:08pm
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post #6 of 12
Creative is not good with Linux
go Creative for gaming
go Asus music/moves
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post #7 of 12
frankly the Poll is useless
please don't take it personally but you can`t say a manufacture is better than another
it depends on the case and purpose you need out of the sound card
see some cards are good with gaming while others are good with Music a particularity card have a advantages while other with even better sound quality don't have like I/O ports or swappable OP-AMP
there is no measurement for sound card like the GPUs , it`s all about the needs and purpose you need
like for gaming go with creative for music go with asus for headset users you need a card that has a built-in headphone amp and so on

the poll result (where ever it went, is very misleading) UNLESS its for the case you got
    
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post #8 of 12
I would go with a Asus Xonar D1, Creative sucks you get much more out of a Asus card then almost any creative. Better driver support, very good interface better audio quality. EAX is pretty much dead useless now a days. My vote goes for asus cheap and good all around.
post #9 of 12
If you're focusing towards gaming then Creative typically is considered the "better" of the two. They're both going to be better than on-board audio.
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post #10 of 12
Go with asus. I don't believe in one being better for gaming, but I do believe one better for audio fidelity. If you're looking at positional audio or one for better replication of music, debate your hps not sc.
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