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X-Fi Prelude Vs. X-Fi Titanium Professional

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Hey guys, what are your thoughts regarding the new X-Fi Titanium Professional soundcard versus the X-Fi Prelude?
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Welcome to OCN!

Some say the Prelude is better than the Titanium for the higher quality parts and more connectivity. Read away some more here.
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Haha, sorry for not introducing myself! I've been lurking for a while, read through some posts and got a pretty good feeling for the X-Fi prelude, but haven't seen much of anything about the titanium. =D
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Its a sound card, I think in terms of sound quality they already reached peak in the X-Fi that came out a long time ago.
    
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I've been running the Turtle Beach Montego DDL soundcard for a while. I didn't realize what I was missing until I listened to music on a friend's computer (with an Asus soundcard) with my crappy headphones. I want to purchase as high quality of a soundcard as I can afford. =D
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamzu View Post
I've been running the Turtle Beach Montego DDL soundcard for a while. I didn't realize what I was missing until I listened to music on a friend's computer (with an Asus soundcard) with my crappy headphones. I want to purchase as high quality of a soundcard as I can afford. =D
Ain't that the truth.
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Its a sound card, I think in terms of sound quality they already reached peak in the X-Fi that came out a long time ago.
Not if you have high end 2.1 setup like one of the Bose or Swan 2.1
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Originally Posted by Kamzu View Post
I've been running the Turtle Beach Montego DDL soundcard for a while. I didn't realize what I was missing until I listened to music on a friend's computer (with an Asus soundcard) with my crappy headphones. I want to purchase as high quality of a soundcard as I can afford. =D
The Asus Xonar D2X is what I would recommend, you can find many reviews comapring this to an X-Fi card, and it basically murders them.

Asus Xonar D2X
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post #9 of 11
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Hahaha, I think I'll stick with my Z-5500 ^^;;

But I'm moving into another apartment and my roommates don't seem to be the kind to appreciate loud music... The Z-5500 mask the crappiness of my soundcard somewhat, especially with the volume turned up. But If I'm going to be listening to headphones, I'll need a decent sound card to go with it. Any thoughts? =D
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post #10 of 11
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Would you say that its better than the X-Fi Prelude? =D

Also, I would really like to have a front panel connectors if possible. But I'm willing to sacrifice that for higher def.
Edited by Kamzu - 6/30/08 at 10:46pm
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