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The Titanium HD is a stereo analogue card. To connect 5.1 you need to use SPDIF whereas the normal titanium does not need that smile.gif.
 
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The Titanium HD is a stereo analogue card. To connect 5.1 you need to use SPDIF whereas the normal titanium does not need that .
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The Ti HD doesn't have analogue 5.1 output, stereo only. Won't be a problem with headphones. It can output surround digitally.
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Yes, but the Titanium HD is very different from the non "HD" model. To be honest, I would expect the plain X-Fi Titanium to produce a similar quality to the little XtremeGamer.


I have the titanium, titanium HD, Forte, and STX. I can assure you that when comparing the Titanium with Titanium HD, the difference is not 150 $. The HD sounds better because of the hq circuitry but you can enjoy audio, games, films, etc with the non HD too.
 
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I have the titanium, titanium HD, Forte, and STX. I can assure you that when comparing the Titanium with Titanium HD, the difference is not 150 $. The HD sounds better because of the hq circuitry but you can enjoy audio, games, films, etc with the non HD too.
Yes, I know. I am enjoying all of my audio quite a bit with the little XtremeGamer.
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I have the titanium, titanium HD, Forte, and STX. I can assure you that when comparing the Titanium with Titanium HD, the difference is not 150 $. The HD sounds better because of the hq circuitry but you can enjoy audio, games, films, etc with the non HD too.
The Titanium provides supplementary power for higher impedance headphones if I recall correctly. I also had some bad driver issues with the regular X-fi, and I hear the HD is many times more stable.
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The Titanium provides supplementary power for higher impedance headphones if I recall correctly. I also had some bad driver issues with the regular X-fi, and I hear the HD is many times more stable.
330 ohms vs 600 the STX. Stability wise, I am having the same issues with the HD like with the non HD.
 
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I can vouch for the Xonar DX as being an awesome sound card for under 100 dollars. I never had any problems with it when I owned one. The UI is very polished and easy to use. The only annoying part is that the little power connector on the back of the card can be a pain sometimes. But overall a very good card for the money.
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The Titanium provides supplementary power for higher impedance headphones if I recall correctly. I also had some bad driver issues with the regular X-fi, and I hear the HD is many times more stable.

Narzon is correct and I agree with him.

I only wish to point out for those looking SPECIFICALLY for a headphone amp, not a headphone out, the Titanium HD is not for you. The Xonar Essence ST/STX and Xonar all have headphone amps powered by the TI6120 I believe.
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I have had no problems at all with drivers for the Ti HD. These drivers were written from the start for Vista/Win7 with no backward compatibility considered whatsoever. It has awesome sound and I have enjoyed music listened to on it, more than I ever would have thought.

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