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Source: http://www.guru3d.com/article/sound-...ium-hd-review/

Looks appealing to me.
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So are these an improvement over the previous X-Fi cards? I wonder how they compete with the Asus line.
 
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Thread Starter 
One more review at hardocp:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...d_card_review/

And from both reviews, it seems that titanium HD is a nice upgrade, both in quality and drivers.
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post #4 of 81
Take successful product
Attach "HD" at the end
?????
Profit
Rinse and repeat.
    
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post #5 of 81
Interesting.. but with my gtx480s built in sound and hdmi to my main screen I feel like i don't really need a dedicated sound card anymore.
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Seems almost as good as the STX IMO.. hardware EAX is a good feature if you still play older games
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Quote:
Originally Posted by clerick View Post
Interesting.. but with my gtx480s built in sound and hdmi to my main screen I feel like i don't really need a dedicated sound card anymore.
I used to think so with my 470 until I got my current D2X. With a good set of speakers, it'll blow your mind away.
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post #8 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
Take successful product
Attach "HD" at the end
?????
Profit
Rinse and repeat.
funny I was thinking the same, companies should stop latching onto this HD bandwagon it decieves
post #9 of 81
Unlike the reg X-FI, this one has audiophile grade components on it like the Xonar ST/STX. Also have op-amp sockets which why HD is at the end of the name.

Now if it was exactly the same as there other X-FI cards and didnt have audiophile components on it, then it be a different story.

The only thing about the X-FI HD is, that it doesnt have a headphone amp, For some odd reason Creative decided to keep the headphone amp on the usb X-Fi HD but not put it on its desktop ver.
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post #10 of 81
Is this card for gamers or Audiophiles?
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