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I know this topic has been beaten into the ground. Im only asking this because the price of the Titanium Fatal1ty has dropped alot. Amazon has it for 99.99.

I have creative T40 speakers and SENNHEISER PC360 for my head set. I game and listen to music.

So Creative is 100 and D2X is 175 is it worth the extra 75 dollars is what I am asking
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How about a Asus DX?
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Originally Posted by Krymore View Post
I know this topic has been beaten into the ground. Im only asking this because the price of the Titanium Fatal1ty has dropped alot. Amazon has it for 99.99.

I have creative T40 speakers and SENNHEISER PC360 for my head set. I game and listen to music.

So Creative is 100 and D2X is 175 is it worth the extra 75 dollars is what I am asking
It's so awkward that I'd recommend Creative over Asus, but in this case, I'd take the Titanium Fatal1ty's over the D2X. The D2X has been discontinued and has generally had several problems. For 175 on top of that, they're completely useless, since for 5 dollars more you can get the Asus Essence STX which'll blow both of those cards out of the water.

Seriously, if you're willing to pay 175, go for the Essence STX. Since you're not using 5.1 or 7.1 that's perfect. It even has a headphone amp, but honestly, your equipment isn't high enough enough to make full use of the sound card.

That said, I would grab the Titanium Fatal1ty for 100 bucks.
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The Titanium is a solid choice if you don't mind using 3rd party modded drivers. Creative's stock drivers suck from my own personal experience, not in sound quality/features, but in stability/bugs.
     
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I know this topic has been beaten into the ground. Im only asking this because the price of the Titanium Fatal1ty has dropped alot. Amazon has it for 99.99.

I have creative T40 speakers and SENNHEISER PC360 for my head set. I game and listen to music.

So Creative is 100 and D2X is 175 is it worth the extra 75 dollars is what I am asking
You're gonna have to decide on what's more important for you and what you'll do the most, game playing or music. If it's for gaming, don't waste time even considering any Asus card because they're worthless at it (and have to emulate what Creative cards would do natively, in turn hogging resources to do this), if music playing is your most important aspect then go for something way cheaper (like a DS/DG).
    
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I'd go with the creative one, or i would save up and get an essence STX
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im more than happy with my D2X, absolutely crystal clear, clearer than most i've heard, excellent bundle(even has the optical CABLE) and most of all, THE CONNECTORS LIGHT UP, lol. it does require a floopy power lead off your psu though
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Music: The DX (no D2X) sounds better. Less "plasticky" imho.
Gaming: The X-Fi has more immersion.

It's a choice between what do you do most.

I have both, and I prefer overall the DX over any X-Fi based cards because the music sounds so much damn better, and the gaming is... well, just a bit worse.

In this percentage, based on a 100% proportion.

Gaming: Xonar 75% - X-Fi 100%
Music/Videos: Xonar 100% - X-Fi 65%.
   
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Thanks for all the great advise. I know it sounds dumb, but I like the covered sound cards. I might just get the X-Fi CARD. I dont mind droping 175 on a card, but I dont have the room for an expensive 5.1/7.1 set up at the moment.
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