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I'd be careful if I were you OP. For music, there's no--and certainly not a $100+--difference between my Titanium HD--or any other sound card I've used--and my darling Realtek ALC889. That's using my RX700s and AD700s. For gaming, I'm not completely sold that there will be a difference either. If there is, it would be the maximum supported hardware channels and nothing else. I can't find that information about any sound card I've owned though. That's probably because when the card runs out of hardware channels, your CPU "picks up the slack." They call those "software channels" or something.

And guess what, you have better onboard sound than me.
Edited by cuad - 5/13/11 at 9:11am
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post #22 of 31
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I'd be careful if I were you OP. For music, there's no--and certainly not a $100+--difference between my Titanium HD--or any other sound card I've used--and my darling Realtek ALC889.
Are you deaf?
post #23 of 31
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Are you deaf?
I did hear the difference between my headphones. There just wasn't any I could blame on the sound cards.
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Titanium HD the game mode is just awesome, uses a different engine than standard
    
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Titanium HD the game mode is just awesome, uses a different engine than standard
Fancy EQ settings is what I call it. This is why people claim these cards are so great, because they distort their sound.
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post #26 of 31
Look for an Asus Xonar D2x got one for $60 bucks. The difference you will notice going from onboard to a dedicated sound card is much louder, Clearer sound. Definitely worth it,.
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I wasn't aware it needed an external power connection

Edit: Here we go
Ah! Awesome! Thanks for finding that for me. +1
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Look for an Asus Xonar D2x got one for $60 bucks. The difference you will notice going from onboard to a dedicated sound card is much louder, Clearer sound. Definitely worth it,.
How did you manage to get one of those for $60?
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post #29 of 31
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I'd be careful if I were you OP. For music, there's no--and certainly not a $100+--difference between my Titanium HD--or any other sound card I've used--and my darling Realtek ALC889.
i saw a very big difference between my on-board Realtek ALC892 and my Titanium HD. that was using my old pair of HD280's. everyone's ears are different, but i'm surprised you saw no difference.
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What settings did you use for the Realtek and the Titanium?
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