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Originally Posted by turbocharged View Post
What is it that makes the HD's better? Is it mainly just the output interface and the SNR (122dB vs. 109dB)?

If you had to put a number on it, at what price point for the non-HD's would you say screw it and say the extra price is worth the HD's?

$50 is hard to refuse for the titaniums. I'm pretty much ready to order that refurbished card, but don't want to sacrifice much in terms of quality/performance.
The HD has considerably better sound quality in music/games (as you mention, SNR is significantly higher), and more importantly the drivers are solid and stable in 64b W7. It's not so much which price you can get the Titanium at, it's "can you afford the HD?". If you can, I would drop the extra money on the HD.
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
The HD has considerably better sound quality in music/games (as you mention, SNR is significantly higher), and more importantly the drivers are solid and stable in 64b W7. It's not so much which price you can get the Titanium at, it's "can you afford the HD?". If you can, I would drop the extra money on the HD.
HD it is then...just might have to wait a few weeks to get it.
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