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I was hoping I'd see a good USB sound card with titanium HD features.
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Is there a big difference between this and the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD? Or are they pretty much the same.
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I want those Recon 3D Omegas....
    
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Not at the 0.5 volt peak audio signals that are used. The entire signal is digital right up until it's just about to leave the board and go to someone's headphones. There is a single capacitor between the DAC and the output, and the voltage is abysmally small, thus there is no difference in caps used.
If the capacitor didn't matter, it wouldn't be there. Yes, distortion is going to be pretty low, but it's not going to be non-existent, and anything that is there is going to be amplified down the line.

Whether it's enough to hear will depend on the cap and the rest of the system, obviously. I doubt it will matter on this particular card (as the DACs aren't good anyway, and the caps are probably fairly decent, relatively speaking), but in principle I think it's silly to say that caps don't matter, regardless of how low the voltage is.

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If you still think otherwise, find proof.
It's a given that different capacitors have different electrical properties that will influence an analog signal.

However, how much it takes to make an audible difference is not a given, and I cannot provide proof of the inherently subjective. Neither can you.

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Maybe you should use it before passing judgement.

When it comes to creative's sound cards, it's all about the chip and post processing (3d positions). No one's going to the studio with something like this.

Back on XP, and Alchemy (with vista and 7), if a fps game supported EAX, like BF2, it was straight up like using a wallhack.
I haven't been impressed with positional audio since A3D 2.0 in 1999, and EAX has become increasingly marginalized in recent years.

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If creative has found a way to bring this eax 3d positional audio to games that don't support eax or some other creative technology, then creative has a strong product.
If this is the case, I'd be inclined to agree, depending on how well it works.

However, there aren't much details yet about what is supported and what is not.
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Is this a good sound card for BF3 or i should be looking for something else?
This because the odd details, electronic components, other blah just aren't important.
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How does this compare to my Auzentech X-fi Hometheater HD card?
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That's another copy of the old CA20K2 chip.
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EW, wouldn't touch that card with a 10 foot pole!
this. It would be interesting to see how that chip works, but it sounds like they are going to be doing to much processing to the sound. I also don't see much to refine the sound quality. sound blaster also has the worst drivers I have ever seen and I won't be touching another sound card of theirs until I see massive improvements.
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sound blaster also has the worst drivers I have ever seen and I won't be touching another sound card of theirs until I see massive improvements.

Here, here I agree 100% I would never buy another sb product.
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I haven't had a single driver issue with mine on 7, then again I think I've never used the stock drivers so maybe that's why I don't know what you're talking about.
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