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The Titanium HD still has an optical out, it's just that it looks like a female RCA connection. It comes with an optical cable that has the connector you would need if you wanted to use it.
They should have HDMI in order to encode DTS HD Ma. Anyways, going to read the review.

Edit: Great to see creative still in the game updating their equipment.
Edited by Domino - 1/1/11 at 12:56am
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Take successful product
Attach "HD" at the end
?????
Profit
Rinse and repeat.
So true.

HD doesn't even mean High Definition anymore. It means "THIS PRODUCT IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE PREVIOUS PRODUCT AND IS THEREFORE BETTER".

Seems like a neat sound card, though.
    
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Are these the best headphones for $100? What about a set for $150?
Alot of people do like the AD700 for gaming, I did as well then I got sick of them having almost no bass and theyre Trible being higher Other then their pads making my ears hot.

The HD 595 is still on sell on amazon I think for 115. They dont need a amp to be driven.

@ rest of the thread, I mention a couple pages back that the only thing thats the same on this cards that the other X-FI line has is the X-FI chip. Rest of the components on the card is audiophile grade components. Including the LME49710NA op-amp that it uses Which is a very good op-amp of course it can be swap out with a totally differnet op-amp. Its compareable to Xonar ST/X's HT omega halo XT.

It simply not just a X-FI Ti with HD on the end its more then that.The only thing that it missing to make it even more worth while is a headphone amp circuit for higher end headphones.
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Ill just buy an asus
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How does this compare to the Asus Xonar Essence ST/STX or the Asus Xonar Xense?
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Hmmm, so what would you guys prefer for music when doing Asus Xonar ST/X vs. Creative X-Fi Titanium HD?
 
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For me its the Xonar STX, it has a powerful amp wheres the X-FI HD doesnt. Tho I stop caring about EAX long ago. Last X-Fi card i had was a Auzentech prelude.
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I'm thinking about picking one of these up from Best Buy. They're on sale at Best Buy for $150 and I have a $25 best buy gift card, so it would be a great and much cheaper upgrade than the Xonar STX. I think I've I want a headphone amp, I will just buy a quality one instead of a sound card one.
 
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wow 150 dollar. I bought it for 160 euro. At that price I would buy 2. If I didn't already have a quality dedicated amp. I'd go for the essence because of the opamp. These'll drive ur headphones better.
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You can switch out opamps on the HD as well.. and the headphone amp should be enough for most mid-fi cans. To pez, for that price I say go for it if you really want it
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