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Just because you didn't have any problems, doesn't mean they don't exist. biggrin.gif
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I've used my Auzuntech Prelude X-Fi with modded oamps for several years now and it has not failed me.
It uses Creative X-Fi drivers, just like any X-Fi card, and the drivers themselves have not given me any problems at all.

I find Creative drivers to be very upfront about what it's doing. You set it to 5.1, it's 5.1 audio even without optical.
As opposed to the ASUS Xonar drivers which could be converting surround sound to 2D and then upmixing it to 5.1 for no god damn reason.
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Sign me up in the never had a problem with CL cards for 5+ years column. Most of the driver fluff is from non owners/ other brand loyalists thumb.gif
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...sssoooo what the end result of this vs the Titan HD? Are we assuming Titan HD is still better than Recon3D?
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I've had three recent x-fi cards that have all had a conflict in one way or another.
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Right off the bat I can tell you that with my Titanium HD that if I change the mode, certain other settings, or plug in headphones that occasionally I can lose audio until I reboot the computer. Seems to be a common issue too. With my old xtremegamer Windows 7 would occasionally stop recognizing the sound card until I reinstalled the drivers. The only issue that I can recall off the top of my head with the Xonar DX was EAX not working properly.
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The only card that Creative makes that doesn't have much in the way of driver problems is the Titanium HD.
POSSIBLY the R3con, but I doubt it.
It's not Creative's fault entirely, as MS changed the sound stack and hardware acceleration when it left XP. All of Creative's drivers were affected, even on a hardware level.
Not the sort of thing it is easy to iron out with drivers, considering the OS doesn't much care.
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post

The only card that Creative makes that doesn't have much in the way of driver problems is the Titanium HD.
POSSIBLY the R3con, but I doubt it.
It's not Creative's fault entirely, as MS changed the sound stack and hardware acceleration when it left XP. All of Creative's drivers were affected, even on a hardware level.
Not the sort of thing it is easy to iron out with drivers, considering the OS doesn't much care.

Well, first of all you can't switch between headphones and speakers with the titanium HD via software. You actually need to plug in and un-plug the headphones so thats one quirk. Occasionally when unplugging the headphones or while plugging them back in you can lose audio until after a reboot and thats a pretty common issue. There are a couple of threads here about that if you look through the audio section.
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You can get around that if you use a external amp, or External amp with output switching. Mainly if you using headphones that needed to be amped.
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post

The only card that Creative makes that doesn't have much in the way of driver problems is the Titanium HD.
POSSIBLY the R3con, but I doubt it.
It's not Creative's fault entirely, as MS changed the sound stack and hardware acceleration when it left XP. All of Creative's drivers were affected, even on a hardware level.
Not the sort of thing it is easy to iron out with drivers, considering the OS doesn't much care.

Thats a hilarious statement since they all use the SAME driver. The only difference with the Titanium HD is you install the TruStudio THS software which is NOT the driver.

So we'll take this as your admission that the x-fi doesn't have driver problems yes? Since the titanium HD uses the same drivers as the X-fi titanium, x-fi, x-fi fatality for sound, open al, eax, etc. The only difference again, is THS trustudio which has nothing to do with drivers.
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