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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
The HD is recommended because it's usually cheaper than the Essence cards, and is generally regarded as equally good in music/better in games. The only thing the STX/ST has going for it would be the amp.
For the headphone output?
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It is a headphone out, not a headphone amp. It does handle an impedance requirement up to 330 ohms.
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Like you for my PC audio i am not looking for 5.1/7.1 ever but i also use cans/iem often so why not consider a portable USB DAC/Headphone Amp? I am using a Fiio E7 with my bookshelf speakers, cans and iems (home and on the go) and love it!
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As you won't use the Dolby DSPs for movies, then the Titanium HD.
you have the ALC889 on-board sound which is good so you can stick with it or do as fellow chinesekiwi says above ,

you have been into 2 choices Titanium HD or Xonar ST/X and all the differences are stated above (basically its a useless Headphone AMP and the X6 daughter chip in the PCI Xonar ST)

so i will go with chinesekiwi and say the HD is better for you
    
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