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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.

I think the Titanium HD is better.
Edited by xoleras - 1/15/12 at 2:16pm
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I think the Titanium HD is better.

For 60$ more I'd sure hope there was something that made it better...
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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.

The xonar in my experience is god awful at sound positioning when compared with the titanium hd. I do agree that music is better on the xonar but not by that much.
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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.

Well, believe it or not, I decided to keep the Recon3D and return the Titanium. Some subtleties aside, there's not a huge difference I can tell between the two, except that the Recon3D seems to better with positioning. After a lot of tweaking (and finding corroded speaker wire) the card seems to be working great now. Plus I'm interested to see how drivers evolve for this card (be it from Creative or third party) since Creative has more or less stopped driver updates for many of the lower end Xfi cards. I also really like the headphone amp (inspired me to get better headphones LOL) and dedicated headphone jack.
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The xonar in my experience is god awful at sound positioning when compared with the titanium hd. I do agree that music is better on the xonar but not by that much.

It entirely depends on the user and the other equipment in the system.

What I want to do is get an external USB DAC for music, but have a X-Fi for gaming, or even have a separate low power file/music server with a Xonar.
    
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The xonar in my experience is god awful at sound positioning when compared with the titanium hd. I do agree that music is better on the xonar but not by that much.

This is the crux of it. X-fi, like it or not, is amazing for 3d positional audio in games/movies with CMSS-3D and the xonar DX pales in comparison. I'm not sure where the music comment comes from, but I just have to respectfully disagree.
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I like my X-fi Titanium just fine. No need for me to change it.
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The xonar in my experience is god awful at sound positioning when compared with the titanium hd. I do agree that music is better on the xonar but not by that much.

Bad Company 2 never really impressed me, but then Battlefield 3 came out and a buddy told me to try 8 for Audio Channel w/ Headphone for analog out and it blew me away. Not sure if BC2 would benefit from this, but I'm more than satisfied.
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So what sound card should i buy guys? I have 200 GBP.

Fatality platinum CHAMPION SERIES?

Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
XONAR ESSENCE ST

i will use it with 5.1 setup

http://www.edifier-international.com/products/edifier-multimedia/c6-hcs5640

Which requires 5..1 analog outputs

I read xonar reviews and they seem to struggle with gaming?
Edited by Kauke - 1/19/12 at 6:33am
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So what sound card should i buy guys? I have 200 GBP.
Fatality platinum?
Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD
SB X-FI TITANIUM FATAL1TY CHAMPION
XONAR ESSENCE ST

Tinanium HD if you play games especially FPS

Xonar Essence ST if you love watching movies and listening to music
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