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Asus Xonar Essence STX or Creative X-fi Titanium HD?

Poll Results: Which Sound Card Solution?

 
  • 46% (19)
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
  • 48% (20)
    Creative X-Fi Titanium HD
  • 4% (2)
    Skip them both and get an similar priced external DAC.
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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Which is better? I game, listen to music, have a pair of HD555's headphones, and occasionally watch movies on the PC as well.

I don't like tinny or harsh sounding cards.

Thanks.
post #2 of 20
you should read the other post of yours i posted on LOL...

i have a STX and upgraded from a HD pro (the better one yeah) and the STX sounds a lot better and has the headphone amp built in ...

HD - 75% out of 100%
STX - 94% out of 100%

You just got to learn your way aorund the software you know ... and then you are good to go! smile.gif
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Get the Asus. Creative's drivers are too bloated and doesn't sound as good as Asus'. I used to have a X-Fi and that thing picks EMI too easily.
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post #4 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackeduphard;15254347 
you should read the other post of yours i posted on LOL...

i have a STX and upgraded from a HD pro (the better one yeah) and the STX sounds a lot better and has the headphone amp built in ...

HD - 75% out of 100%
STX - 94% out of 100%

You just got to learn your way aorund the software you know ... and then you are good to go! smile.gif

What is your definition of 100% if both those cards score below it?

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post #5 of 20
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Creative's drivers are too bloated and doesn't sound as good as Asus'. I used to have a X-Fi and that thing picks EMI too easily.

Haven't the slightest clue what your waffling on about. The drivers are far from being bloated. The only way this statement holds water is if you were silly enough to use the included cd that came packed with the card. Otherwise I take you never actually owned the HD.

Please stop falling in the group of people here that are spreading false information about this card, it's getting rather tiring here.
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post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackeduphard;15254347 
you should read the other post of yours i posted on LOL...

i have a STX and upgraded from a HD pro (the better one yeah) and the STX sounds a lot better and has the headphone amp built in ...

HD - 75% out of 100%
STX - 94% out of 100%

You just got to learn your way aorund the software you know ... and then you are good to go! smile.gif

sounds (a lot) better! i dont think so
and he has the HD555 those are only 50 ohms , the HD has no amp but it can drive up to 330 ohms headphones (the ST/X has a 600 ohms AMP) , so no need for the amping with those
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6;15254372 
Get the Asus. Creative's drivers are too bloated and doesn't sound as good as Asus'. I used to have a X-Fi and that thing picks EMI too easily.

the creative drivers were bad until the HD came out and changed the whole thing
it has really stable drivers and nice GUI , no body got the HD and complained about the drivers

and both cards have an EMI shield so no worry about this , and BTW the HD has higher build quality than the STX


and since you game a lot then the X-Fi chip is the best gaming chip now , its better than the C Media or the ASUS AV

so IMO get the Titanium HD
    
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6;15254372 
Get the Asus. Creative's drivers are too bloated and doesn't sound as good as Asus'. I used to have a X-Fi and that thing picks EMI too easily.

I have the Titanium HD running in my machine right now. I am playing music as I type. Creative's CTXFIhlp and volpanel are both showing up in task manager using 0% of the CPU. If you have a 500 gig hard drive or larger in your system and you do a full install of the utilities on the disk, that is 300 megs. so on your 500 gig hard drive you would be talking up 0.06 % of your hard drive. That is nothing in terms of space. So now that I have shot holes in your statement, is there anything concrete you can say about the card?
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Get the X-Fi.
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The STX really sucks in FPS games?
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster;15254827 
What is your definition of 100% if both those cards score below it?

Not sent from my computer

Money I dont have.

Its for music and videos not gaming, i have a G930 for gaming i use so as to be able to hear things differently ... idk how to explain it more then the sound is not as rich so i can hear things in games i would not be able to with the STX .... But i onyl spent 300$ total for headphones sound card and otherheadphones M50's and G930s and STX ... so fit into my budget smile.gif
Edited by Jackeduphard - 10/11/11 at 1:01am
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