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ASUS Xonar D2X at $170 worth it?

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So I just looked in the OCN's most recommended audio products and it had the D2X for one of the 50/50 cards. It said $80 but I managed to find one for $170 at my local NCIX. Is it still worth it compared to the newer cards out? (Essence ST/X) (They are only $180-200)

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My max budget for a sound card is $200
I'm mostly using my build for video making/editing, gaming.
I'm currently using my onboard audio with earbuds. I would like to get a headset but I don't really need them.
I don't a audiophile so I don't know much about sound cards. I want one that's good for any use.
As for my music tastes..... I like Eminem and dubstep if that helps. LOL
post #2 of 8
Pick up a used X-fi Titanium HD for like 50, then put the rest into some quality Sennheiser cans?

EDIT: Holy crap the HD prices have rebounded. They dropped really low after BB started selling them for like 47. Not sure if a used one for like 110 is worth it. Sometimes you can get refurbs on Newegg though.

I used to have a Xonar DX before the Titanium HD. I don't have experience with the D2X. Sorry, this isn't helpful.
Edited by avesdude - 3/26/12 at 5:06pm
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Originally Posted by avesdude View Post

Pick up a used X-fi Titanium HD for like 50, then put the rest into some quality Sennheiser cans?

this sounds like a good plan thumb.gif
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What's the point considering you can get the Titanium HD for CAN $130

http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38
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The answer is no considering the DX offers almost as many features (DSP wise, anyway) as the D2X. Also, the D2X lacks front audio connectivity.
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post #6 of 8
Unless you have some pretty high-end sound hardware, then no wink.gif
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Exactly why is the Titanium HD better? I've read on the most recommended audio products that it doesn't get recognized on a lot of computers. Did they fix this yet?
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Exactly why is the Titanium HD better? I've read on the most recommended audio products that it doesn't get recognized on a lot of computers. Did they fix this yet?

It's better in some games. The key here is "some." From my experience with the Titanium HD, it is indeed one heck of a card in games like Bad Company 2 but doesn't have nearly the same advantage over the Asus card in BF3. In most games, the audio is pretty much tied between an Asus card like the Essence STX and the X-Fis.

The D2X isn't a shabby card when it comes to output. I've already stated my major gripe about it. It also doesn't sound much better than the Xonar DX/D1 but costs a ton more. You'll get better value for your money with a DX, which was really the main reason why the D2X was discontinued shortly after the DX's release.
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