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do you mean the difference between the xfi titanium and the supreme fx was that noticeble that you went out and bought a new sound card instead of the one that you have sold ?!

that's exactly what he was saying, he went to the onboard exactly as you are considering and then ended up buying a new sound card.
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do you mean the difference between the xfi titanium and the supreme fx was that noticeble that you went out and bought a new sound card instead of the one that you have sold ?!
I thought that having the onboard sound was going to be good enough until I heard the difference. I couldn't take it anymore so I went out and bought another sound card which happened to be the Sounblaster Z.
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I thought that having the onboard sound was going to be good enough until I heard the difference. I couldn't take it anymore so I went out and bought another sound card which happened to be the Sounblaster Z.

on a side note, how did the xfi titanium fatality pro compare to the soundblaster z , sound quality wise ofcourse ?!
 
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I thought that having the onboard sound was going to be good enough until I heard the difference. I couldn't take it anymore so I went out and bought another sound card which happened to be the Sounblaster Z.

would you answer my question please smile.gif
 
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post #15 of 18
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on a side note, how did the xfi titanium fatality pro compare to the soundblaster z , sound quality wise ofcourse ?!

Sorry for not answering your question. Well...I myself did not notice a difference between the two sound cards. I was happy to "upgrade" because of some driver issues I was encountering.
The most important thing is the quality of the product you are trying to amplify. I mean if you have $20 headphones you will not notice the difference between any card incuding on-board.
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Excluding the great deals on incredible vintage equipment out there, it's my professional opinion that if your (stereo) speakers or hheadphonesdo n't cost at least 3x/2x the price of the sound card, there's extremely Little if any point in getting one.

Actually, I was just at an acquaintance's house, one of the types who asks someone they know to be an expert in a subject for advice pre-purchase regarding computer audio. I had told him the same thing, but he went out and bought the recommended TiHD yet went with a set of Logitech jokes. The speakers themselves have so much crosstalk and such a poor noise floor that for him, thesound c ard was pointless and he just blames me because I didn't "yell it at me" to get good speakers (I told him very nicely, and offered to get him a ridiculous deal on someppristine vintage speakersffrom the shop I get mine at mostly). Ugh. But to demand that I loan two of my Sonus Faber hand crafted $6k a unit speakers, indefinitely, which you plan to power with an $80 knockoff amp instead of the McIntosh amp I have dedicated tothem? TThat's a fair thing?

Ugh, sorry for the rant, I just hate when people try to take advantage of me and don't realize they can't very easily. I am notggoing to have $19k in equipment INEVITABLY go missing!


I think I got off topic a bit. Sorry, super crappy week.
   
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the on board of my maximus vi hero is really not at the level of my phoebus sound card.
less crisp , less clear and some ugly reasonance in the bass without the sound card
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Excluding the great deals on incredible vintage equipment out there, it's my professional opinion that if your (stereo) speakers or hheadphonesdo n't cost at least 3x/2x the price of the sound card, there's extremely Little if any point in getting one.

Actually, I was just at an acquaintance's house, one of the types who asks someone they know to be an expert in a subject for advice pre-purchase regarding computer audio. I had told him the same thing, but he went out and bought the recommended TiHD yet went with a set of Logitech jokes. The speakers themselves have so much crosstalk and such a poor noise floor that for him, thesound c ard was pointless and he just blames me because I didn't "yell it at me" to get good speakers (I told him very nicely, and offered to get him a ridiculous deal on someppristine vintage speakersffrom the shop I get mine at mostly). Ugh. But to demand that I loan two of my Sonus Faber hand crafted $6k a unit speakers, indefinitely, which you plan to power with an $80 knockoff amp instead of the McIntosh amp I have dedicated tothem? TThat's a fair thing?

Ugh, sorry for the rant, I just hate when people try to take advantage of me and don't realize they can't very easily. I am notggoing to have $19k in equipment INEVITABLY go missing!


I think I got off topic a bit. Sorry, super crappy week.

sorry for you having a bad week, on topic do you think my sound card and speakers are a good match ?! rolleyes.gif
 
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Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › keep my X-Fi Titanium fatality pro or sell it ? now i have maximus v formula with built in supreme fx