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Upgrade XtremeGamer to Titanium HD or ASUS Xonar DX?

Poll Results: Which should I do? This is mostly for gaming on 2.1 speakers

 
  • 10% (1)
    Keep your current XtremeGamer..you won't notice much of a difference
  • 50% (5)
    Upgrade to Titanium HD..it's worth the $140 purchase
  • 30% (3)
    Upgrade to the ASUS Xonar DX for $60..its the best option
  • 10% (1)
    Other...see my post
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
IMPORTANT:
  • This is for 75% Gaming & 25% Music
  • I am not an audiophile
  • I will be using 2.1 Speakers (Corsair SP2500)..just bought them!
  • I do not need any fancy inputs/outputs
  • I DON'T use headphones...just speakers

Ok i've been researching this to death..and keep flip-flopping on what i want to do based on comments/experiences/reviews that seem to pull me ever which way. Right now..im pretty sure I know what I want to do...but I thought I get 1 last consensus.

See - poll.

Thanks.

PS: I found mostly very positive reviews about these sound cards (saying how great they were)..however, this one review keeps pulling me back to my XtremeGamer and I've had a few people tell me to stay with the XtremeGamer.

"The trouble for the X-Fi Titanium HD is that for most people it's just not that much better than, say, the X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, which is a quarter of the price."


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...view?artc_pg=4
Edited by malikq86 - 11/3/11 at 9:24pm
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there is no pole,
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Titanium HD

I've owned the Titanium HD, Xonar DX, and Xonar Essence ST. I prefer the Titanium HD.
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Thread Starter 
see poll now - sorry I was writing it up.
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I personally would go for the Xonar as I like their software but I think more people would choose the Titanium HD. Can't go wrong with either though.
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
IMPORTANT:
  • This is for 75% Gaming & 25% Music
  • I am not an audiophile
  • I will be using 2.1 Speakers (Corsair SP2500)..just bought them!
  • I do not need any fancy inputs/outputs
  • I DON'T use headphones...just speakers

Ok i've been researching this to death..and keep flip-flopping on what i want to do based on comments/experiences/reviews that seem to pull me ever which way. Right now..im pretty sure I know what I want to do...but I thought I get 1 last consensus.

See - poll.

Thanks.

PS: I found mostly very positive reviews about these sound cards (saying how great they were)..however, this one review keeps pulling me back to my XtremeGamer and I've had a few people tell me to stay with the XtremeGamer.

"The trouble for the X-Fi Titanium HD is that for most people it's just not that much better than, say, the X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, which is a quarter of the price."


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...view?artc_pg=4
not much upgrade if low quality audio gear were in use
otherwsie the HD is way better than the XGamer , PCIe , 330ohms (incase you used headphones) , stable drivers on Win7
and since you said its for 75% gaming then i think you should stick with X-Fi (xonars are good in gaming but not like X-Fi)
    
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crag View Post
not much upgrade if low quality audio gear were in use
otherwsie the HD is way better than the XGamer
just wondering..would you consider Corsair SP2500 low quality gear?
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
just wondering..would you consider Corsair SP2500 low quality gear?
I would say no and get the Titanium HD if your mostly gaming Xonar is for mostly for music

and if you look around you might get it on sale like I did a few weeks ago for 50$ a brand new Titanium HD
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
just wondering..would you consider Corsair SP2500 low quality gear?
no , i didn't mean the SP2500 , i was taking in general ; low quality gear can t show big difference no matter what sound cards where in use
    
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post #10 of 10
My DX sounds great, but this is my first sound card I've ever owned. Got it for $25 AR on Amazon like a month ago so it was a steal. Music and games sound much better. There are some problems with EAX (GX) though, making some older games sound a bit weird, but I think this problem is global to Creative cards too when a game doesn't support it.
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