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I was looking at the pics of the Asus control center here:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards-computer-audio/1030437-xonar-dx-dolby-headphone.html

And realizing how easy that looks to work with. Versus the horror stories I have heard about Creative.

I have a fatality creative card that I'm having a hard time getting to recognize. And thinking about switching to a Xonar DX.

Which one is easier to deal with?
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I own both the Titanium HD and the Xonar Essence STX (have also owned multiple XtremeMusic cards and the Xonar D1). I just set both and forget about it.

IMO the X-Fi cards have an equalizer that is much easier to deal with than the miniature one on the Xonar cards.

For any of the people who have horror stories dealing with Creative drivers: PEBKAC.

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Edited by RallyMaster - 6/1/11 at 3:01pm
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ASUS are actually not that much easier than Creative but the good point is they are very very much more stable than creative , and that is the most important biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Crag;13716183 
ASUS are actually not that much easier than Creative but the good point is they are very very much more stable than creative , and that is the most important biggrin.gif

Honestly, I haven't issues with either driver.

In the last 4 years, the only sound card that gave me a BSOD was the Xonar D1 which didn't play well with ASIO in Foobar2000.
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I do not use the digital output of Titanium HD. Therefore I do not use DDL/DTS Connect. I never have a single problem with the card or its drivers. I am running stock from the CD.

No Daniel K, no nothing. Its frustrating for people to think the Titanium HD would have driver/software problems because of the older legacy cards' past problems.
post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;13716138 
For any of the people who have horror stories dealing with Creative drivers: PEBKAC.

Exactly. I've had 2 X-Fi cards and had no problems with the software. I removed all previous audio drivers before installing them. Creative's check for update feature wanted to download too much xtra crap so I just downloaded the drivers and Console launcher. Works just fine.
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post #7 of 22
Both driver sets have awesome control. However, for my D2X I had to use the Unified Driver set since Asus kinda left us D2X users in the dark.

The Creative Titanium HD is awesomely stable. This isn't 2005 anymore, Creative got the crap straight and their driver / software package is rock freaking solid.



Out of the two, I personally prefer the Creative software set only because it's a bit.. easier to use. The Asus one had extremely similar settings but no explanations, the Creative set kinda dummies it down so non-audiophillic [should be a word tongue.gif] people can grasp what they're doing smile.gif
    
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;13716206 
I do not use the digital output of Titanium HD. Therefore I do not use DDL/DTS Connect. I never have a single problem with the card or its drivers. I am running stock from the CD.

No Daniel K, no nothing. Its frustrating for people to think the Titanium HD would have driver/software problems because of the older legacy cards' past problems.

i agree..........
but things have changed very much in the Titanium HD drivers, no way to compare them with older X-Fi`s drivers (like the case here)
    
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;13716206 
I do not use the digital output of Titanium HD. Therefore I do not use DDL/DTS Connect. I never have a single problem with the card or its drivers. I am running stock from the CD.

No Daniel K, no nothing. Its frustrating for people to think the Titanium HD would have driver/software problems because of the older legacy cards' past problems.

I believe it was due to vista and a combination of software/hardware limitations with newer motherboards. I think all other creative cards were around when XP was still in it's glory days.

With the Tit HD, I don't think there's any thing to worry about unless windows 8 runs on a different NT kernel.
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I had lockups with my X-fi XtremeMusic in 7. Sound would just loop (think 1/16 second loops) or turn off completely. YMMV.
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