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i have had both the STX and the Titanium HD.
For music i prefer STX.
But for gaming, go with Titanium HD hands down..


Alright, is the HD still good for music? Is the HD better than the fatality?
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Alright, is the HD still good for music? Is the HD better than the fatality?

I've also had both the TiHD and the STX. Please refer to link in signature.

The HD uses higher quality components than the Fatal1ty but it loses 7.1 capabilities in the process (which you may or may not care about). The TiHD is still good for music. In music, the TiHD and STX are pretty much tied.

In terms of gaming, they're mostly the same but are occasionally audio engine dependent. In BFBC2, the TiHD (and the entire X-Fi line) had a very noticeable edge but that edge has diminished in BF3, where I feel like the STX has actually stepped up a lot and is no longer mostly deaf.
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post #13 of 25
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I've also had both the TiHD and the STX. Please refer to link in signature.
The HD uses higher quality components than the Fatal1ty but it loses 7.1 capabilities in the process (which you may or may not care about). The TiHD is still good for music. In music, the TiHD and STX are pretty much tied.
In terms of gaming, they're mostly the same but are occasionally audio engine dependent. In BFBC2, the TiHD (and the entire X-Fi line) had a very noticeable edge but that edge has diminished in BF3, where I feel like the STX has actually stepped up a lot and is no longer mostly deaf.

So your recommending the STX over the HD for BF3?
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post #14 of 25
the STX looks like your card
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post #15 of 25
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the STX looks like your card

I just skimmed his review between the STX and the HD and the STX performed badly in BFBC2, which i still play.
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u have an i5-2500k, don't think the sound card would anyway slow down ur cpu in bc2 lol
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post #17 of 25
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u have an i5-2500k, don't think the sound card would anyway slow down ur cpu in bc2 lol

He didn't say it slowed it down.. He said the quality was bad.
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post #18 of 25
Don't get the xfi titanium. I've had nothing but problems with the sound cutting out during gaming. I will probably get an Asus sonar dx. Read through a little of this thread. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/212628-pcie-x-fi-audio-cuts-out-during-games.html This guy is experiencing the same problems I am. I thought it was the game but it turns out its the card.
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post #19 of 25
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Don't get the xfi titanium. I've had nothing but problems with the sound cutting out during gaming. I will probably get an Asus sonar dx. Read through a little of this thread. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/212628-pcie-x-fi-audio-cuts-out-during-games.html This guy is experiencing the same problems I am. I thought it was the game but it turns out its the card.

That's the Fatality though. Does this happen on the HD?
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post #20 of 25
I like my HT|Omega Claro Plus+. I'm not like the greatest person to ask though. Not a pro-audiophile, and before this (and my Roccat Kave) I had terrible speakers hooked up to onboard sound. Big difference for me.
The Claro Plus+ is also only PCI, if that's something you would rather not have.

STX is what I would go for.
 
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