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I played around with the THX stuff on my Titanium hd and its a nice improvement over cmss-3d. Cmss-3d really butches sound quality while the THX stuff doesn't really have to as long as you don't pump it up too high.
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

I played around with the THX stuff on my Titanium hd and its a nice improvement over cmss-3d. Cmss-3d really butches sound quality while the THX stuff doesn't really have to as long as you don't pump it up too high.

Hmm? The only thing that messes up sound is turning up x-fi crystallizer too high. X-fi crystallizer boosts bass so naturally you can't crank it to 100%. X-fi cmss doesn't affect quality at all for me, it sounds fine and creates positional audio for me.
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Hmm? The only thing that messes up sound is turning up x-fi crystallizer too high. X-fi crystallizer boosts bass so naturally you can't crank it to 100%. X-fi cmss doesn't affect quality at all for me, it sounds fine and creates positional audio for me.

It doesn't sound like you're in an echoing hallway?
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It doesn't sound like you're in an echoing hallway?

Nope,I have eax enabled but at 0% and set to "none", leave CMSS 3d halfway. And then turn x-fi crystallizer to about 40%.

Sounds great at those settings
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Cmss-3d really butches sound quality...

It's why I sold my Forte and moved to a Xonar DX. Dolby headphone doesn't work quite as well positionally, but it largely leaves sound quality untouched. CMSS 3D w/ macrofx/elevation filter on sounds horrible.


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...X-fi cmss doesn't affect quality at all for me, it sounds fine and creates positional audio for me.

What headphones? I had 2 of my buds listen to BC2 w/ and wo/ CMSS3D and they could both tell easily. I wonder if it has something to do w/ the 2 options under CMSS3D. confused.gif


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It doesn't sound like you're in an echoing hallway?
Yup...and as if someone stuffed a paper towel in my ears!
post #296 of 372
Another update on my Recond3D. I'm thinking about returning it; too much inconsistency in the sound, volume fluctuations (speaker tests will often have different volume levels for each speaker), and some crackling in my speakers that was never present before. I just ordered an X-Fi Titanium PCIe (non-HD) and will test both thoroughly and send one back (though if I were to keep the Titanium, it would be tempting to hang on to the Recon3D to see what Creative poops out in terms of future drivers).
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Another update on my Recond3D. I'm thinking about returning it; too much inconsistency in the sound, volume fluctuations (speaker tests will often have different volume levels for each speaker), and some crackling in my speakers that was never present before. I just ordered an X-Fi Titanium PCIe (non-HD) and will test both thoroughly and send one back (though if I were to keep the Titanium, it would be tempting to hang on to the Recon3D to see what Creative poops out in terms of future drivers).

Anxiously awaiting a verdict on this, as I am trying to decide between the Titanium Fatality Pros or the vanilla Recon3d. I am leaning more toward the x-fi as of right now.
 
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as far as i know the Cord3d was meant to be more easy to integrate into other devices like motherboards and the such. Supposedly it is better for recording and music and less better for gaming.
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Anxiously awaiting a verdict on this, as I am trying to decide between the Titanium Fatality Pros or the vanilla Recon3d. I am leaning more toward the x-fi as of right now.

Don't get a fatality card, not worth it. Get the Titanium HD, it is by far the best you can buy right now! Or the x-fi titanium.
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Don't get a fatality card, not worth it. Get the Titanium HD, it is by far the best you can buy right now! Or the x-fi titanium.


OBJECTION! I had one and the Xonar DX beats it in almost everyting, but 3D positioning on games that support hardware positioning. Playing music comparing the Xonar DX to the X-Fi Titanium is like comparing a Ram SRT8 to a Ford F300.
   
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