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Hahaha.. I knew it!

Glad I haven't opened up my Titanium HD yet.
LOL!!
good one.
Was wondering why all the 60 and 70 dollar sales going on.
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If they arn't as good as the HD, who cares? I replaces their weaker cards. Still glad about my purchase.
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If they arn't as good as the HD, who cares? I replaces their weaker cards. Still glad about my purchase.
Uh, the recon3d fatality professional exceeds the x-fi titanium hd Has all the same features and more, with the recon3d chip. You are comparing titanium HD to their budget recon3d, not their high end recon3d based card. Not knocking the titanium x-fi , just saying that a replacement high end card is inevitable

Just like the audigy before it, X-Fi will be obsolete and relegated to the low end audio cards released by creative. All new high end cards will incorporate the new recon3d chip - and the fatality professional recon3d exceeds the current titanium hd - it has ths trustudio and all other features that titanium hd has , as far as I can tell.

I imagine more clearance wholesale x-fi titanium/titanium HD sales will be happening when the professional editions of recon3d are about to be released
Edited by xoleras - 10/14/11 at 8:20pm
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Uh, the recon3d fatality professional exceeds the x-fi titanium hd Has all the same features and more, with the recon3d chip. You are comparing titanium HD to their budget recon3d, not their high end recon3d based card. Not knocking the titanium x-fi , just saying that a replacement high end card is inevitable

Just like the audigy before it, X-Fi will be obsolete and relegated to the low end audio cards released by creative. All new high end cards will incorporate the new recon3d chip - and the fatality professional recon3d exceeds the current titanium hd - it has ths trustudio and all other features that titanium hd has , as far as I can tell.

I imagine more clearance wholesale x-fi titanium/titanium HD sales will be happening when the professional editions of recon3d are about to be released
You have fallen for the marketing. There is very little difference between X-fi and this Reconed card. Those serious about recording would get a DAW, and those serious about sound already have a theatre system or DAC.
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I'd still like a Titanium HD personally, but the games I play are older :-p
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But will they have windows 7 drivers that work?
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where i can find titan HD sale ? (if possible internet shop asia/SEA region ^^)

would be there integrated headphone amp like titan HD do , on this new recon3d ?
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Metal is metal, there is no clean metal or dirty metal.
Not true and not really relevant to anything.

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Caps are caps when it comes to PC audio.
No, they aren't.

Junk capacitors can introduce noise/distortion and this is bad if you want accurate reproduction of sound.

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I'd assume the DAC isn't that great seeing as it's only rated at 102db, although I think the primary focus with these cards is the newly developed "quad core" DSP.
I know that's the focus, but should it be?

Anyone relying on an analog connection is likely going to benefit much more from quality DACs than from a fancy DSP, if they care anything about how things sound.
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Not true and not really relevant to anything.

No, they aren't.

Junk capacitors can introduce noise/distortion and this is bad if you want accurate reproduction of sound.
Not at the 0.5 volt peak audio signals that are used. The entire signal is digital right up until it's just about to leave the board and go to someone's headphones. There is a single capacitor between the DAC and the output, and the voltage is abysmally small, thus there is no difference in caps used. If you still think otherwise, find proof.
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Based on the specs, the RECON3D is a 20 dollar card.

No clue why, or even how, anyone could be remotely excited about this release.
Maybe you should use it before passing judgement.

When it comes to creative's sound cards, it's all about the chip and post processing (3d positions). No one's going to the studio with something like this.

Back on XP, and Alchemy (with vista and 7), if a fps game supported EAX, like BF2, it was straight up like using a wallhack.

If creative has found a way to bring this eax 3d positional audio to games that don't support eax or some other creative technology, then creative has a strong product.
Edited by homestyle - 10/14/11 at 11:59pm
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