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For my Swan mk200mkIII, should i get the titanium hd or essence stx?

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I also don't care for using subwoofer. Which would be better for my use? I listen to music alot probably more so than gaming.
However i still don't understand as how the hd is better than the stx for gaming. Is it because of the EAX 5.0? What exactly would I be missing if I go with the STX while gaming?


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There is an endless debate about the quality of these two cards juxtaposed against each other.

My 2cents.gif :

EAX is basically a joke as almost no games take advantage of this feature.

SQ on both cards is comparable and with each, you can roll opamps (if that's your thing).

The STX has an integrated headphone amp (but I would personally go with dedicated amping) where the TiHD does not.

Positional audio on the TiHD does seem more accurate (this is something Creative was always good with though).

Either option is a good choice (my wife uses an Asus card and I use the Ti-HD, lol) - do you like chocolate or vanilla?

Good luck and enjoy your new card (whichever it may be).
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cool, ty for the info. I think i'm going to go with the hd as it seems to have an advantage there for gaming and is 50-70bucks cheaper currently.
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