Originally Posted by lilraver018;15263767
To the sound card. Direct is better the front panel, your sound card can be amped then it will drive your headphones better. Front panels wont degrade sound quality if your card isnt amped. But direct connection can eliminate noise and interference.http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-HD-Sound/M/B004275EO4.htm
this is your soundcard im assume cause that is what you listed. Headphones directly to the sound card for this always.
Close, it's this one -> http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Titanium-HD/M/B0041OUA38.htm
Originally Posted by mrwalker;15263711
The front audio ports are connected to the onboard sound. That means the sound quality will be worse than the audio ports on a dedicated sound card most of the time. If you are asking between the front ports and the back ports on the onboard sound card, then no, there is no difference.
I have the front panel audio cable for the HAF X plugged into the front panel connector on the Titanium HD, along with the onboard audio on the mobo turned off. I've tried plugging the headphones into the front panel of the case, and there are sounds coming out, so it must be working in tandem with the sound card instead of the onboard audio.
Originally Posted by Nano5656;15263831
The titanium HD has a spot where you can plug your front panel audio connectors into. If you plug your front panel connectors to the sound card, then it will not matter. Its pretty obvious where the connector is on the HD, its on the top.
Yep, that's exactly where I have it plugged in at. I wasn't sure if directly plugging the headphones in would still be better though, but if it's the same then I'll just continue to use the front panel. Thanks.