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I can't find a decent comparison between these 3 cards, so I decided to ask you guys.

I'm tending to lean away from Creative since their x64 drivers seem to not work for a lot of people, so I guess it boils down to HT Omega vs. Auzentech.

I'll be using it with a 5.1 system that I'm getting from a friend. Currently, I use the Altec Lansing ATP3 set, it's a 2.1 system.

Tell me why or why not to buy the cards
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Creative X-FI Titanium HD because it was priced at $47.99 (from $169) on Monday.
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/index2.html
They still pretty cheap on ebay and are great sound cards.
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I can't find any more of those deals. Disregarding price, which one of those is the best?
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Creative X-FI Titanium HD because it was priced at $47.99 (from $169) on Monday.
http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/index2.html
They still pretty cheap on ebay and are great sound cards.
dude
the Titanium HD is stereo card (only 2 channels)
the OP said hes going to get a 5.1 set


between the 3 i will say the Titanium all the way , why?

better than all
PCIe
good drivers (not the best though)
Auzentech cards die after a while
HT Omega are not so good in gaming , and have very retarded GUI
    
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dude
the Titanium HD is stereo card (only 2 channels)
the OP said hes going to get a 5.1 set


between the 3 i will say the Titanium all the way , why?

better than all
PCIe
good drivers (not the best though)
Auzentech cards die after a while
HT Omega are not so good in gaming , and have very retarded GUI
What do you mean not good in gaming? I am an audiohpile too though. I listen to FLAC and at the lowest, 320kbps music. Everything I watch is 720p or higher with FLAC or similar audio encoding.

EDIT: btw look at this. It seems to be 5.1 capable.
Edited by txtsd - 10/14/11 at 1:55pm
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What do you mean not good in gaming? I am an audiohpile too though. I listen to FLAC and at the lowest, 320kbps music. Everything I watch is 720p or higher with FLAC or similar audio encoding.

EDIT: btw look at this. It seems to be 5.1 capable.
with (not good) i did not mean that it`s rubbish , but gaming cards are supposed to give you the best positional 3D audio and sadly the striker does not do it as good as Creatives, you can say that Xonars and HT Omegas are more music / movies cards than gamingcards

the HD can pass 5.1 through optical , it only can output 2 channels through RCA
    
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with (not good) i did not mean that it`s rubbish , but gaming cards are supposed to give you the best positional 3D audio and sadly the striker does not do it as good as Creatives, you can say that Xonars and HT Omegas are more music / movies cards than gamingcards

the HD can pass 5.1 through optical , it only can output 2 channels through RCA
So I will need some sort of optical adapter? Could you perhaps point me in the right direction? I'm not yet accustomed to the world of audio hardware.
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