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I havnt notice any difference in my experience as with my x-fi card...
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I'm considering getting this or the Asus Xonar D2, but why is the SNR only rated at 102? Doesn't that make quite a difference?
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are you looking at newegg details?

if do, I think they are currently incorrect, if i recall correctly i think the SNR is 109.

however if you are looking for a sound card for best snr, i think the titanium hd is significantly better. at 119.

i'll edit if i find source for 109snr
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Yeah, I was looking at newegg's because I couldn't find the snr for it anywhere else.

Anyway, I don't think it should matter too much since I'm upgrading from onboard audio, but most importantly, how are the drivers? Stable and no BSODs?
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no bsod or any issues like that, although if you check out my previous posts, i mentioned a issue about changing speaker settings (2.1 to 5.1, etc) that it, for some reason, required restart to get my sound back. I don't know if its just me or its the drivers.

However besides that everything is smooth. I actually really like the TruStudio PRO software. if you checkout the screenshot i posted here for it, theres some nice features in it that you may like, (Bass Crossover Frequency was something I really like as for my speakers there is no reason to bother passing anything below 50hz to it).

At this point, imo, if you're in the market for a sound card, don't bother with X-fi's UNLESS you are getting the titanium hd X-Fi (I think its still the best for music) because all the other X-Fi are in the same price range as the Recon3d.

But as for the ASUS, I've heard alot of good things about it. However do note that for gaming, all the EAX stuff on the ASUS is emulated and not hardware accelerated like with the X-Fi and Recon3d. This was according to what i've read on someone's sound card thread here on OCN.

Sry for the wall of text lol.

Edit: Meant to say Titianium HD
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Nice, good to hear the drivers are good this time round then.

Do you know if the fatality version is any different from the regular one? Apart from the shroud and the supplied mic, is that all that's different?
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So gaming wise, you aren't hearing a difference with the x-fi xtremegamer fatal1ty pro?
I've postponed buying a titanium hd until I've hear some impressions about the new recon3d pcie.
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ok, so i changed the setting from 5.1 to stereo while watching netflix and it froze my firefox. I end tasked it and restarted firefox. still no sound and netflix claims the old tab with netflix already playing is still active. I had to restart my pc. Upon restarting there is now sound while in 2.1 setting.
I've tested the above twice, same exact outcome twice.
So apparently changing to and from 5.1 to 2.1 requires restarting...or perhaps its a bug with Creative's Driver.

That problem is very typical of my experience with my old X-Fi Elite Pro.
Unless I shut off all programs that were processed through the card before I switched modes, my PC would freeze and I would have to restart. I have to say as my OS got older Creative's drivers gave me a great many headaches and would end up causing blue-screens as well.

I'd go here

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-download-pcie-x-fi-series/

and check every so often to see if PAX has created drivers for your Recon3D.
The PAX drivers are much more stable and are supposed to upgrade the performance of your sound card as well. I use them in my Titanium HD.

What is your opinion of Scout mode, and how does your Recon3D compare to your old X-Fi in gaming as well as on movies?

Thank you for posting your observations about the card! +Rep
Edited by tehRealChaZZZy - 12/23/11 at 9:34pm
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I ordered mine yesterday and I can help post information, screenshots and stuff about the card as soon as I get it (I'm upgrading from onboard audio).
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