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X-Fi Titanium HD for gaming
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Originally Posted by djankie View Post
budget?
$200

The guys over at Guru3D have said to stay away from Creative cards if using Windows 7. It was stated to me that the drivers fore the Creative X-Fi are a mess. Stated as having more latency then the Xonar's. Xonar with the latency fix drivers(I found out about last night) seems to be the better option other then going with a USB/firewire DAC.

So, Xonar is becoming the reality, but I've not purchased yet because I also want some input on some USB/firewire DAC's. Which I'm over at Headfonia disusing DAC and discrete audio choices with the author! But as always, the more information on peoples experiences, the better!

Again, thanks for reading OCN. Drop a reply if you have some information to help this thread!
Edited by PDXMark - 1/18/11 at 9:26am
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Ive had no problems with anything with my DX while gaming.
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Just my opinion... nothing beats a Creative Labs card. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional is a PCIe x1 slot card. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer is a PCI slot card.
lol are you serious? You're talking about bottom of the line entry level sound cards, there are thousands better.

NuForce has a professional line of high end Amps
ASUS is way better their headphone amps have a variable impedance of up to 600Ω.

Just two that are miles ahead.
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@OP

I bought an ASUS Xonar DG and absolutely love it. It's excellent if you game with headphones most of the time, otherwise I recommend the D1/DX as it has more Dolby licenses that do more for surround sound (gaming and otherwise).
    
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Nice, I hope you enjoy it!
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lol are you serious? You're talking about bottom of the line entry level sound cards, there are thousands better.

NuForce has a professional line of high end Amps
ASUS is way better their headphone amps have a variable impedance of up to 600Ω.

Just two that are miles ahead.

just because the ASUS has an amp doesn't mean it is better. It is just a extra feature that i highly doubt the TC will care for.

His needs is for gaming. Therefore the Creative is much better. most affordable headphones are barely 64omhs, maybe 128?.

if he was to only use it for music/movie and had an high-end headphone then yes the asus would be there better choice
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I've been reading around Newegg reviews and it seems many people say the Xonar sucks for gaming. Some consumers stated the Xonar introduces more latency then either a HT|Omega or a Creative card.
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the drivers fore the Creative X-Fi are a mess. Stated as having more latency then the Xonar's. Xonar with the latency fix drivers(I found out about last night)
Hahaha... If you want good audio then you should look into a Xonar
If you have $200 to spend, I'd recommend you three choices:
D1/DX ~$100
D2/D2X ~$200
ST/STX ~$200
(PCI/PCIe)

Only buy the ST/STX if you don't need the 7.1 analog outputs! The STX is, due to it's headphone amp, a perfect match for something like Sennheiser HD555/HD595 or Audio Technica A700/AD700. If you use the 7.1 analog outputs, I think you can't go wrong with the D2/D2X

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