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Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD & Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII

post #1 of 11
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Hey

I'm sitting here wondering to buy these:

Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD @ 135.99
Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII @ 55.99

I've always used on board sound but people say i should upgrade are these to over the top or what's your view?

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Don't buy that trash headset. It will go to waste with that sound card.

You've got the right sound card, wrong pair of headphones/headset.

Read the most recommended products thread in my sig.
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Your sandy bridge mobo's got an ALC889. there's no need to upgrade the sound card, especially not for those headphones.
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post #4 of 11
The Realtek sound card mentioned above is not top of the line by any standard.

It is absolutely terrible.

The Realtek has one feature going for it: it is free.

It is very similar to using onboard video in that its free too, but it looks like crap.
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Lol, i've only just started Gaming but LOVE music mainly dance but i like a little bass, normally i would buy the cheap in-ear headphones but i would like to experience better.

my budget is £70
    
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You should scrap getting a sound card all together and put that budget towards headphones.

Get a Xonar DG (£25) for the amp if you need it
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post #7 of 11
That is like saying "Paint your car a really pretty color and forget about working on the engine."

Good headphones plus terrible sound=terrible sound
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I agree, but you see, the ALC889 isn't terrible.

Also I don't buy your analogy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
I agree, but you see, the ALC889 isn't terrible.

Also I don't buy your analogy.
No one but you buys that ALC889 is the best out there.

Yet you insist on CONTINUALLY posting GARBAGE.

Just sayin' bro.
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I agree, but you see, the ALC889 isn't terrible.

Also I don't buy your analogy.
I will clarify:

If you give the best pair of headphones in the world an awful input source, the headphones will sound awful as well.

I do not know how many times I have seen somebody buy a great sound card like the Essence and hook it up to drug store headphones or $20 speakers from BestBuy. The response I get is "......sounds a little better, but I was expecting more....."
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