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honestly the only reason I wish to go back to souncard is for the Mic.
I always prefer to have the Mic Play my voice back in my headphones. With Onboard, there is a Delay involved which makes me slow my speach down, its quite annoying..
Especially since I like to Sing Battle Hymns on Vent =)
Cant do My good Voice Impressions either witht hat delay, its annoying -.-

That's going to happen even with a discrete card, IF using digital output.

I too am using the X-Fi Titanium HD.

There is NO comparison with on-board audio if you have the right gear.
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So, will the Titanium HD go down in price then? I could use another one for my HTPC/everyday PC.. biggrin.gif
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well i only use Headphones, standard at best, but they are the Everglide S-500 pro's and when I used them with my X-Fi, I did not have that Mic sound Delay

Only since Ive had this Mobo with Onboard have I ever had that delay.

Maybe the Delay was LESS with the soundcard, but far too much on the onboard.

Ive since pretty much stopped using mic all together since I have My Kids around me anytime I am Playing, and one of which is 4 months old s0 Loud SOunds = No no
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That is nice and but, they are black and red and i always rock black and blue.
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I've been using an external receiver with HDMI out of my GTX 680 (previously a GTX 580) now for over a year. I don't see myself ever going back to sound cards like this. This setup allows you to use any speakers you want on your computer. There's really no point with a digital audio connection either. It's pure, and there's no processing to be had. New games support 5.1 and 7.1 natively and don't need advanced emulation anymore. Even if I do happen to play a really old game, my receiver (for the most part) can do that too.
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There is no emoticon to express my face when I literally just inserted my Recon3D into my motherboard and opened OCN.
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As I understand, Windows 8 is supposed to mark the return of hardware accelerated audio support (mainly for energy saving purposes).
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Being a full-time musician and recording engineer,
I feel you might have the case of a placebo effect, depending on how long ago your talking but for me the only benefit for discrete soundcards when NOT recording is simply the SNR.

Onboard solutions like the Realtek ALC898 have a good SNR anyways, unless your pumping a Home Theatre system or recording (in which you should invest in Pro Tools or better Pre's), there is no reason to own a discrete soundcard except for bad marketing gimmicks like Creative's EAX crap
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I've been using a X-fi Titanium since they came out, but these look intriguing. I mainly want the Zx for the desk knob, but I'm wondering how it connects to the card: optical, coax, mini-pin, some proprietary connector, etc...

Also I'd need to know which virtual surround it uses, CMSS-3D, Dolby Headphone, or THX TruStudio Pro. I find CMSS-3D with headphones is great, but not a huge fan of the greater reverb with Dolby Headphone. I haven't had the opportunity to try THX.

Some additional pictures here: http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,1017649/Soundblaster-ZxR-Zx-und-Z-Creative-zeigt-neue-Soundkarten/Sound/News/

Looks like 5x 3.5mm jacks and an optical in and out on the Zx.
Edited by zinfinion - 8/15/12 at 10:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SammichThyme View Post

There is no emoticon to express my face when I literally just inserted my Recon3D into my motherboard and opened OCN.

Do you like it? How does it work?

I've always been a creative fan, though their drivers and software have been another issue.

I remember my first Sound Blaster card.....ISA.....those were the days!!! thumb.gif
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