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To each his own brother....to each his own.
So long as you turn the Crystalizer off it's better.
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So long as you turn the Crystalizer off it's better.
Yes Crystalizer is off...as is pretty much everything else. Just set to rock eq with the bass rolled up a bit. I need to mess with the eq some, but for the most part I like how it sounds.
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There are cards that will have as high-quality DACs as a Titanium HD for less than half the price. If raw audio quality is your top concern, Creative doesn't have any cards you should be looking at.

Only if EAX is a prime concern should Creative cards even come up as a possibility.
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There are cards that will have as high-quality DACs as a Titanium HD for less than half the price. If raw audio quality is your top concern, Creative doesn't have any cards you should be looking at.

Only if EAX is a prime concern should Creative cards even come up as a possibility.
OP already bought..
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To each his own brother....to each his own.
Not really.

Audio Creation mode. 96kb master sampling rate and bit matched playback > Entertainment mode.

Entertainment mode is good for movies, though
    
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There are cards that will have as high-quality DACs as a Titanium HD for less than half the price. If raw audio quality is your top concern, Creative doesn't have any cards you should be looking at.

Only if EAX is a prime concern should Creative cards even come up as a possibility.
EAX wasn't the concern (considering EAX isn't really used anymore), but CMSS for games was mandatory. I wanted top audio quality in games...music was WAY behind the game prerequisite and I am extremely happy with my decision.

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Audio Creation mode. 96kb master sampling rate and bit matched playback > Entertainment mode.
How do you get enough bass in audio creation mode with headphones that inherently don't have much bass?
Edited by turbocharged - 8/1/11 at 9:34pm
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How do you get enough bass in audio creation mode with headphones that inherently don't have much bass?
I haven't used the Creative console in a while, but I recall that the "bass boost" isn't available in Audio Creation. Is there an EQ? If so, boost the bottom 2/3 frequencies in a gradual curve. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
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