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Okay , baby steps.
Why is x-fi a good audio processor? Because it offloads special effects off of the main CPU. Stuff like x-fi crystallizer, CMSS 3d, and OpenAL. If you're not using these features, there is no reason for you to even own the card.

that is not true especially if you are a FPS Gamer, Creative X-FI has superior sound positioning meaning you can hear on what direction the footsteps or gunfire it is coming from and i have personally tested the difference between Asus Xonar DX, Realtek ALC892, Titanuim HD.
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Furthermore, the X-Fi chip provides a small framerate boost compared to the realtek motherboard audio most people use

that maybe true for very old machines but any modern computer would make the difference neglible, heck i even use a dedicated nic together with X-FI HD and i don't notice a performance boost on my system
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-- i'll dig up the benchmarks, but it is 3-5 fps faster in many cases.

the link or results that you put show virtually no performance increase
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Now first...the core3d offloads even MORE of those features off the main CPU. so you can get a further framerate boost. Its not a huge deal, but 5 fps here and there? Sure i'll take it.

if the current audio solution has virtually no effect, then i don't see how increasing its performance would matter at all therefore it is insignificant.
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Also, you should really use x-fi crystallizer and CMSS 3d. They sound fantastic if you have 5.1 or 7.1 speakers.

i advise against using those features unless you have a very crappy audio file. they alter the sound way too much imo

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Core3d: provides a bigger framerate benefit than x-fi

time will tell when the results are out rolleyes.gif
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Core3d: provides THS trustudio as baseline for all recon3d cards. Previously this was exclusive to Titanium HD *only*

who use THX anyways *_*
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Core3d: has a higher quality headphone amp. 600ohm. If you're a gamer using headphones, this is a nice thing to have.

if you have 600ohm headphone, you definitely looking at the wrong stuff
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Core3d: has a better mic/line in. The quality on the core3d is a step up from what was used on any x-fi board.

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Edited by raclimja - 12/18/11 at 8:02pm
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can't wait until someone does a good side-by-side comparison vs HD..in gaming, movies, and music.
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post #223 of 372
"Hur. Mine ears and equipment show different crazy stuff."
"You are the WRONGZ".

Knock it off.

I noticed a real difference between the XFI Gamer and my Titanium HD...and I only have the monstrous Carcharias...
I wasn't supposed to notice it, but yet I did.

People need to start letting preconceived perceptions go.
Sound can be quantified, but that is not the same as subjective qualification.
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No review yet?
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Still comes with Creative drivers. Better to avoid it completely IMHO.

That's what PAX is for! biggrin.gif

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/
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Re-mixing through an eq has very little to do with changing the real quality of the sound.
I'd much rather have higher quality components with a more direct source to amp sound-path and a lower noise-floor than 4 DSP's to make it sound like I'm playing BF3 in a Jazz cantina. wink.gif
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ITT: People who think that the Recon3D was positioned by Creative to go against its own Titanium HD card, even though they're both aimed at different market segments.

Also ITT, people sounding off on hardware they don't actually own, because they feel the need to defend another, similar product that they actually DO own, and thus will say anything to justify how their hardware is either 1) superior or 2) the hardware this thread is about is inferior to what they own, even though no one really cares, cause the thread isn't about that hardware.

Really disappointed at the ignorance in this thread. It must be another slow-news day on OCN.
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ITT: People who think that the Recon3D was positioned by Creative to go against its own Titanium HD card, even though they're both aimed at different market segments.
Also ITT, people sounding off on hardware they don't actually own, because they feel the need to defend another, similar product that they actually DO own, and thus will say anything to justify how their hardware is either 1) superior or 2) the hardware this thread is about is inferior to what they own, even though no one really cares, cause the thread isn't about that hardware.
Really disappointed at the ignorance in this thread. It must be another slow-news day on OCN.

rolleyes.gif

Yeah, the titanium hd isn't marketed at gamers. Yeah, different market even though they cost about the same.

I still say that the lack of any review units sort of says something about creative's confidence in their product. To spin your comment I could say the same to you. You still haven't said what advantages the recon3d has over even the regular titanium x-fi. You might want to do that instead of throwing around insults.
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Yay Singapore!

Haha. Okay, now i'm serious. For the regular guy like me, with cheap Sonic Gear 2.1 speakers, i don't really need sound cards like this yes? To tell you the truth, there is only SO MUCH we humans can hear...
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Headphones - jack sensing

Does anyone know what is the card behavior when headphones are connected? For card recon3d (basic or professional) and titanium hd?

1. to the rear card dedicated output
2. to the hd front panel (pc case)

I read that recon3d in version prof should come with some software feature for such switch (cheaper one won't come with that). And I found that titanium hd redirects sound to the back connected headphones so cinches are disabled by hw - this is, argh, why to go under the table when one wish to listen on the headphones for a while. And I haven't found anything related to hd front panel behavior for the titanium hd card.

What card has these features?
1. to listen on standard headphones just by connecting them to the pc front panel case. No struggle with settings in windows or creative app.
2. to keep stereo output while headphones are connected to the rear sound card panel. Or to be able to switch output by software app - not by going under the table as in titanium hd case (single output only with headphones priority).

Actually, what I wish is to have features like realtek onboard card has but in better sound quality for music listening and BF3 playing (eax not needed) - both in stereo only.

Thanks smile.gif
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