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I've always been a fan of good quality audio. However I am noticing that "premium" onboard audio is becoming more common these days. I am purchasing a new motherboard because my computer died. I love my Titanium HD and I personally think its audio quality is amazing.

I am thinking between the Maximus VI Hero and the Maximus VI Formula. Both seem to have excellent onboard audio especially the fomula (120dB SNR).

The problem is I need a little extra cash and selling the Titanium HD would be a good source of income, I am only considering this due to the "premium" onboard audio of this ROG motherboards. I can get the money from somewhere else if this card is as good as normally suggested.

Is the SupremeFX audio even comparable in quality to the Xi-Fi Titanium HD (Which people tell me its the pinnacle of Creative cards recently)?

post #2 of 8
I dont have external sound card to compare .. but to me jump to supreme FX III from ruppish onboard is very nice step since i love music and games

what ever you hear , the Titanium HD is professional card and can not compared to onboard one even if it is shield EMI and blabla **its a marketing selling points ** So if you really dont need that extra money, stick with Titanium HD
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You can get decent sound out of an onboard sound system, but its very difficult to effectively shield the devices from EMI when they're on the same board as the interference source!

What you have to keep in mind is the carefully worded marketing for that board. It says the headphone DAC chip SNR is 120db. This is true, according to the chip's datasheet. It makes NO MENTION of the SNR out of the actual headphone output- which could be much, much, much lower due to poor power supply design, layout, long pcb traces, etc etc.

Who cares what the SNR of some chip is? You want the SNR of what you use: the output of the system.
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Your probably going to be losing out on DAC quality, but the headphone amp on the motherboard will probably push headphones harder. Though not an expert on how well the Titanium pushes headphones.

The G1.Sniper M5 and its bigger brother have the best audio chipset of any 1150 mobo, Sound Core onboard will give you the same software they use with sound blaster z cards. I have the Z myself and like it alot. Though wish the full size ATX board wasn't so overpriced.


You would still be fine with SupremeFX, if your looking to save some money by selling your aged titanium HD
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As long as they're using Realtek 1150 chips, they will not be able to compare to your Creative Titanium HD. Not even close. If you love premium audio, hold onto your sound card.
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My call on this is never to buy a Creative cart anymore. The FX drivers have been updated once in 4 years. To that were many crashes and problem after problem.
Even the forums did not know what to do with all beta drivers. Costumer service is not reachable and after many soundcarts it stayes the same problem.
Soundblaster and Creative are unreliable. I am writing for serveral months now through the press agency, but never got one simpel answer.
I can call on many soundcarts I bought from them, but as soon as their warrenty ends the soundcart gets out of collection and your not entitled anymore to ask your question through costumer services.
post #7 of 8
It depends entirely on what you use as audio output... Basically, if you have even half decent headphones, it's painful to go back to onboard fro, what is in my professional opinion, still the absolute best Consumer level sound card.

I am happy to help you make a more informed decision, but it would be very helpful to know what the entireooutput chain is, what you use it for (give me a percentageffor each of music, movies, gaming, etc)...
   
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I just use it for music and movies, wanted this way a decent soundcart. After a windows update the cart went out of order. Last year the first drivers, which were with the cart were to get.
They knew the problem was there and begin this year there came a automatic update in my screen.
Today my cart is out of my computer. My sound goes over the system. I am that mad about this situation, that I would throw it trough their windows if i were near to them.
They have taken the cart from the site a month later. his way you can't reach any helpdesc about the matter anymore.
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