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Is there any real difference between Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium FATAL1TY Pro PCIe and the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe apart from the $50?

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Save yourself the money and get the non Fatal1ty card.

As for speakers, for gaming I highly recommend headphones. Discerning position is so much easier with headphones imo.
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Save yourself the money and get the non Fatal1ty card.

As for speakers, for gaming I highly recommend headphones. Discerning position is so much easier with headphones imo.
I just thought maybe keep my 5.1 for music and stuff and get good headphones for games... maybe
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I just thought maybe keep my 5.1 for music and stuff and get good headphones for games... maybe
Exactly, good thinking. But i get a kick out of people who put down logitech 5.1 speakers, for one for the money you cant go wrong-2 they realy are not that bad and if you do have a bad set-return them, i have the 530, and the z506, and sorry no way is a cheap set of 2.1,s going to beat the sound quality.
Yes there are much better speakers out there -i have a couple sets-but i also paid a small fortune for them. Why is it, some people think paying more money is always better -or becuz something is not the top of the line the item shouldnt be bought-Its to each his own. And sorry logitech makes some pretty good products to fit the most common buyer.

But than again some people have no clue and just go with the flow or the most recent rage on a product-lol.
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Exactly, good thinking. But i get a kick out of people who put down logitech 5.1 speakers, for one for the money you cant go wrong-2 they realy are not that bad and if you do have a bad set-return them, i have the 530, and the z506, and sorry no way is a cheap set of 2.1,s going to beat the sound quality.
Yes there are much better speakers out there -i have a couple sets-but i also paid a small fortune for them. Why is it, some people think paying more money is always better -or becuz something is not the top of the line the item shouldnt be bought-Its to each his own. And sorry logitech makes some pretty good products to fit the most common buyer.

But than again some people have no clue and just go with the flow or the most recent rage on a product-lol.
My X-540's been fine it is a good cheap system for people who want 5.1 with out going broke i love it i did have one problem dead left front speaker but that was replaced within a week apart from that its fantastic
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Im thinking i might go with the ASUS Xonar DX as long as i get good positioning with my cheap 5.1 im happy
I'm in exactly the same boat as you man Apart from I'm using 2.1

I'd have got the Asus in a shot but heard that the sound positioning is that great? but then some reviews say its actually better then the X-Fi, I keep finding my self back at square one again

Let me know what you have gone for man and your thoughts Still waiting to make the purchase myself
    
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Exactly, good thinking. But i get a kick out of people who put down logitech 5.1 speakers, for one for the money you cant go wrong-2 they realy are not that bad and if you do have a bad set-return them, i have the 530, and the z506, and sorry no way is a cheap set of 2.1,s going to ...
I have the X-540 for the gaming PC and the Z-5500 for my HTPC, overall the 540s still sound decent, although the bass is nowhere near the 5500s.

What makes the 540s a good value vs more expensive 2.1 setup (with potentially better sound quality) or other 2.1 systems in its price range, is you can use it as a 4.1 setup (Stereo X2) and have twice the power output for music/games. I got mine refurbed for $55 though..

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These days, with the new boards (990x), is there any point of getting a soundcard if you have a higher end Realtek ALC889 chipset? For example, vs my HTPC's Asus Xonar DS, esp if your gaming in 2/4.1? Or does it only make a difference for 5.1 positional SS gaming (pain to setup w/ rear speakers anyways).
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Positioning and sound wise xonar dx is as good as titanium. It's just that in certain games, such as BC2, it doesn't work to its full potential. The only difference as you go into more expensive cards is sound quality and amps, which really doesnt matter in gaming.
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