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To all of those thinking about supporting Creative, just a friendly reminder:
http://www.overclock.net/t/313210/ocn-creatives-fall-from-glory
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

To all of those thinking about supporting Creative, just a friendly reminder:
http://www.overclock.net/t/313210/ocn-creatives-fall-from-glory

I simply not gonna limit my card choices because of old news and because the issues that happen to one guy, Asus and HT-omega doesn't have the features I want for me to only buy only their cards from those two makers. I not gonna be Anti-creative or anti any thing. Just because something happen to that one guy over the actions he did. The Donations is what got him in trouble as they maybe saw that as him getting paid for his work. As they didn't go after the pax modded drivers as the creator didn't take donations and didn't enable the encoders for all cards which didn't have the licenses for it at the time of this happening. If he never took donations, he would been perfectly fine. I know he was doing the driver modding before and they had no issues with him doing it. It just all started when the donations started happening.

Tho I bet when he made the DD live and DTS encoder tool which worked off the Auzentech drivers he modded for creative based cards is what pushed it to the limit as Dolby was pissed off at Auzentech. They nearly lose the licenses for the Dolby encoder where they wouldn't been able to have the encoders on their cards any more. Also auzentech pass the cost of the licenses of it in the price of the card so when you bought the card you was paying the cost of it. So Auzentech could get back the fee for the dolby license. So that ticked off the users, when non auzentech cards was getting the license for free on the back of those who bought the cards. Because the buyers where pretty much paying the licenses when they bought the card
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Quality of the support components is a strong indicator of how clean/accurate sound reproduction can be.

The components are fine. Just because it doesn't have gold connectors on the back doesn't mean its not high quality, creative cards generally have good build quality.

Build quality could be good or bad, that doesn't mean they're using components that are good for audio reproduction, just that they're using reliable components.
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Yet another re-branded X-Fi Titanium.rolleyes.gif
It has all the features of x-fi, but a better processor that doesn't require the CPU to do any audio work

My AU$99 ASUS Xonar DX does that perfectly fine, as did the X-Fi XtremeMusic (As in the full height version) I had before it died.
    
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I'm not even sure what this thread has to do with the sound card in question anymore.
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Maybe you missed the part about THS trustudio, and it is the same price as the x-fi. It has all the features of x-fi, but a better processor that doesn't require the CPU to do any audio work -- and also supports THS trustudio (which is REALLY nice). Looking at benchmarks of x-fi versus motherboard realtek audio, most games were 3-4 fps faster with x-fi (i'll try to dig the link up) and this should improve on that even more. The CPU has to do less work with core3d than with the x-fi. Its not a huge deal, but kinda nice.
Its intended as a replacment for the x-fi, and it is incrementally better.

The processor remains the same as on my X-Fi Titanium, CA20K2 is the name of the chip. If you really think the processor is better, then I'm sorry but you're mistaken, they use the same old chip just with refined drivers and software. Why would I want to abandon my perfectly good Titanium? That doesn't make any sense.
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Just curious, how would these new cards perform against a $70 Fiio E10 DAC/amp in terms of music?
 
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I'm not even sure what this thread has to do with the sound card in question anymore.

+1 thumb.gif, really wanted some info on said sound card, but that's OCN for ya biggrin.gif.
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I simply not gonna limit my card choices because of old news and because the issues that happen to one guy, Asus and HT-omega doesn't have the features I want for me to only buy only their cards from those two makers. I not gonna be Anti-creative or anti any thing. Just because something happen to that one guy over the actions he did. The Donations is what got him in trouble as they maybe saw that as him getting paid for his work. As they didn't go after the pax modded drivers as the creator didn't take donations and didn't enable the encoders for all cards which didn't have the licenses for it at the time of this happening. If he never took donations, he would been perfectly fine. I know he was doing the driver modding before and they had no issues with him doing it. It just all started when the donations started happening.
Tho I bet when he made the DD live and DTS encoder tool which worked off the Auzentech drivers he modded for creative based cards is what pushed it to the limit as Dolby was pissed off at Auzentech. They nearly lose the licenses for the Dolby encoder where they wouldn't been able to have the encoders on their cards any more. Also auzentech pass the cost of the licenses of it in the price of the card so when you bought the card you was paying the cost of it. So Auzentech could get back the fee for the dolby license. So that ticked off the users, when non auzentech cards was getting the license for free on the back of those who bought the cards. Because the buyers where pretty much paying the licenses when they bought the card

Happened to one guy? It's not what they did to him, it's that they purposely limited their hardware and lied to everyone to get them to buy their "new" card that wasn't really any different at all except that the drivers "worked". And then when someone fixes the problem that Creative caused, rather than Creative thanking him for making their hardware work for Vista, they instead threaten and punish him.

You can buy what you want, I'm just pointing out that some may want to reconsider purchasing from a company that knowing lies and cheats their customers.
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I'm not even sure what this thread has to do with the sound card in question anymore.

Unfortunately most of the discussion is peripheral at the moment, but that's just due to the fact that it looks like Creative didn't see fit to send out advance samples for review.

Rather telling don't you think?
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Unfortunately most of the discussion is peripheral at the moment, but that's just due to the fact that it looks like Creative didn't see fit to send out advance samples for review.
Rather telling don't you think?
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If Creative isn't handing out review units I think that kind of tells you something. wink.gif

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