Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Xonar DX vs Titanium HD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Xonar DX vs Titanium HD - Page 3

post #21 of 39
I have the ultrasone Pro900's and i love the Titanium HD with it. If you dont have a budget get the Titanium HD as it is more beneficial to gaming with the CMS 3D feature, however if your wanting to save some pennies i'd say just stick with the asus XD
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500 Asus P8Z68-V PRO GTX-570 1280M Corsair Vengeance 8Gb (2x4Gb) 1600mhz C 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Samsung Spinpoint 2Tb Asus 24x DVDr Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 2 x 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2233 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Silverstone Strider 850w Corsair 600T Whit Logitech G9x Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
mionix propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500 Asus P8Z68-V PRO GTX-570 1280M Corsair Vengeance 8Gb (2x4Gb) 1600mhz C 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Samsung Spinpoint 2Tb Asus 24x DVDr Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit 2 x 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2233 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Silverstone Strider 850w Corsair 600T Whit Logitech G9x Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
mionix propus 380 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 39
I'm now using ultrasone pro2500&UE TF10 along with Titanium HD. So far so good. A little bit too detailed sound.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k MSI P67A-G45 GTX460 8G Corsair Vegeneance 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1T Samsung F3 Win7 Ultimate 64bit HP ZR24W + DELL 2007wfp Razer Black Widow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec BP550 plus Antec 902 Razer Spectre + Logitec G9 Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k MSI P67A-G45 GTX460 8G Corsair Vegeneance 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1T Samsung F3 Win7 Ultimate 64bit HP ZR24W + DELL 2007wfp Razer Black Widow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec BP550 plus Antec 902 Razer Spectre + Logitec G9 Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtHawker View Post
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.

My
Same I have no issues with the drivers either. Tho I didn't have issues with the older X-FI either.I didn't have an major issues with the STX only its GX mode.

tho if the user needs a amp he can plug a external Amp to the RCA section of the card. tho I suggest the users swap out the default JRC op-amps if he can. Also the RCA layout just like on the STX is the better outputs on the HD.

I got lucky when I got mine as I got mine when it was on a shell shock at newegg a couple of weeks ago.
Edited by admflameberg - 8/17/11 at 6:30pm
Super Abrams Tank
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H XFX HD7950 DD Samsung 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SSD 2x500GB LG Blu ray HD-dvd combo DVD-rw drive Cooler Master V6GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343 Logitech K320 Silverstone ST750EF 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Desk keyboard tray Audio-GD NFB-12 
Audio
Audio-Techinca A900x 
  hide details  
Reply
Super Abrams Tank
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H XFX HD7950 DD Samsung 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SSD 2x500GB LG Blu ray HD-dvd combo DVD-rw drive Cooler Master V6GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343 Logitech K320 Silverstone ST750EF 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Desk keyboard tray Audio-GD NFB-12 
Audio
Audio-Techinca A900x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the stupid question, but what is an amp for and why would I need/want it?

Thanks for all the answers!
post #25 of 39
A amp is used to drive headphones that req voltages to get the most out of them. They are easy to drive headphones which doesnt req a amp, then theres harder to drive headphones which does req a amp. Then not just any amp will work for ones that need the power. Amps need to be-able to supply the power it needs.

If you have no plans of getting headphones that will need a amp to get the most out of them then you will not need a amp. Tho the option is there later down the line if you do get a headphone which req one.
Super Abrams Tank
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H XFX HD7950 DD Samsung 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SSD 2x500GB LG Blu ray HD-dvd combo DVD-rw drive Cooler Master V6GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343 Logitech K320 Silverstone ST750EF 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Desk keyboard tray Audio-GD NFB-12 
Audio
Audio-Techinca A900x 
  hide details  
Reply
Super Abrams Tank
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H XFX HD7950 DD Samsung 30nm 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SSD 2x500GB LG Blu ray HD-dvd combo DVD-rw drive Cooler Master V6GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2343 Logitech K320 Silverstone ST750EF 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Desk keyboard tray Audio-GD NFB-12 
Audio
Audio-Techinca A900x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 39
I guess since I've had the Titanium HD longer than most you folks here, I've also had more problems with the drivers. Once in a while, the Titanium HD would no longer be detected and the drivers would think it doesn't exist in the system. Uninstalling the drivers, running DriverSweeper/Cleaner and then reinstalling the drivers fixes that issue. In other cases, the card will cause BSODs when you try to switch between sound cards in the middle of audio playback. This does happen for both STX to TiHD and TiHD to STX so that might be a Windows thing.

In terms of sound, the Titanium HD was more crisp than the Xonar D1 I had. The D1 was more forgiving to poorly recorded audio tracks and had better presence and warmth. The TiHD can be a detail monster with some better opamps.
Malignance
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Asus P8Z68-V eVGA GTX670 FTW 16GB Mushkin DDR3-2100 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x 128GB Crucial M4 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID0 1.5TB Seagate Asus 22X DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2410 Asus ProArt PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR PCP&P Silencer MKIII 600W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Rocketfish Dual Sided Asus Xonar Essence STX Infinity Primus P153 | Dayton DTA-120 Amplifier... Shure SRH840 
AudioAudioAudio
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Objective DAC Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
  hide details  
Reply
Malignance
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Asus P8Z68-V eVGA GTX670 FTW 16GB Mushkin DDR3-2100 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x 128GB Crucial M4 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID0 1.5TB Seagate Asus 22X DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2410 Asus ProArt PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR PCP&P Silencer MKIII 600W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Rocketfish Dual Sided Asus Xonar Essence STX Infinity Primus P153 | Dayton DTA-120 Amplifier... Shure SRH840 
AudioAudioAudio
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Objective DAC Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
I guess since I've had the Titanium HD longer than most you folks here, I've also had more problems with the drivers. Once in a while, the Titanium HD would no longer be detected and the drivers would think it doesn't exist in the system. Uninstalling the drivers, running DriverSweeper/Cleaner and then reinstalling the drivers fixes that issue. In other cases, the card will cause BSODs when you try to switch between sound cards in the middle of audio playback. This does happen for both STX to TiHD and TiHD to STX so that might be a Windows thing.

In terms of sound, the Titanium HD was more crisp than the Xonar D1 I had. The D1 was more forgiving to poorly recorded audio tracks and had better presence and warmth. The TiHD can be a detail monster with some better opamps.
I've raised some issues with the Titanium HD in a different thread. I got told off instead of showing interest to the larger picture : if someone buys the HD there is a high possibility that they will end up frustrated because of the poor drivers.

Thanks for yet again emphasizing the issues associated with the HD!
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(15 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX: ASUS R9 270X DCUII 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON 5650X @4.45 GHz  Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: ASUS R9 280X DCUII 16GB G-SKILL CL9@ 1643 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 850 Pro 256 GB + 1xWD 500 GB + 2x3TB WD RED Plextor PX-L89OSA Thermalright VX W10 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER B203W Razer Deathstalker Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G800S Logitech Gaming  Creative Titanium HD + FiiO E17 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(15 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX: ASUS R9 270X DCUII 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON 5650X @4.45 GHz  Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: ASUS R9 280X DCUII 16GB G-SKILL CL9@ 1643 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 850 Pro 256 GB + 1xWD 500 GB + 2x3TB WD RED Plextor PX-L89OSA Thermalright VX W10 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER B203W Razer Deathstalker Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G800S Logitech Gaming  Creative Titanium HD + FiiO E17 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 39
I think the biggest issue with the Titanium HD is not that the drivers are unstable, but rather the fact that you can't switch between RCA and headphone outputs (front and rear) unless you unplug something. If I were able to switch between front headphone, rear headphone, and RCA, I'd have a single sound card instead of running both the STX and the TiHD.
Malignance
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Asus P8Z68-V eVGA GTX670 FTW 16GB Mushkin DDR3-2100 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x 128GB Crucial M4 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID0 1.5TB Seagate Asus 22X DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2410 Asus ProArt PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR PCP&P Silencer MKIII 600W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Rocketfish Dual Sided Asus Xonar Essence STX Infinity Primus P153 | Dayton DTA-120 Amplifier... Shure SRH840 
AudioAudioAudio
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Objective DAC Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
  hide details  
Reply
Malignance
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K Asus P8Z68-V eVGA GTX670 FTW 16GB Mushkin DDR3-2100 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 x 128GB Crucial M4 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID0 1.5TB Seagate Asus 22X DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell Ultrasharp U2410 Asus ProArt PA248Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR PCP&P Silencer MKIII 600W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Rocketfish Dual Sided Asus Xonar Essence STX Infinity Primus P153 | Dayton DTA-120 Amplifier... Shure SRH840 
AudioAudioAudio
Audio Technica ATH-AD700X Objective DAC Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 39
Gaming on the DX is perfectly fine with the exception of a few games like bc2. HD is definitely a good card, but in comparison to a DX and a portable amp combo, I would still prefer the DX and the amp would be better too.

Comparisons of the two:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sou...um-hd-review/2
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-d1-music.html

Honestly, either one would be fine. But if I were you I would just pick up a DX and then get a portable amp for your headphones. A portable amp is pretty useful too.
Mule
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GeForce 9800 GTX+ OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640gb + Seagate 500gb LiteOn DvD Burner Win7 + Ubuntu Viewsonic 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Keyboard RAIDMAX HYBRID 630W RAIDMAX SHITADON Krait (Soon to be CM Spawn) 
Mouse Pad
Chinese cloth pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Mule
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GeForce 9800 GTX+ OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640gb + Seagate 500gb LiteOn DvD Burner Win7 + Ubuntu Viewsonic 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Keyboard RAIDMAX HYBRID 630W RAIDMAX SHITADON Krait (Soon to be CM Spawn) 
Mouse Pad
Chinese cloth pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 39
Wish my X-FI would exhibit problems so I could sympathize with others. I've had no issues in 7 nor in XP. That's 3 years of heavy usage over 2 builds with zero issues. I'm going to keep using it until motherboards no longer include PCI slots or it dies.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Xonar DX vs Titanium HD