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Asus Xonar Essence STX vs Creative X-Fi Titanium HD,

Need help deciding after buying my headphones Beyerdynamic DT770 pro i want more quality smile.gif,
Just need help deciding between one of those. How they compare in games, movies, music headscratch.gif
Edited by Uantyv - 3/2/11 at 8:44am
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First of all, you're not supposed to offer +rep (I learned that when I was new when a mod PM'd me.) smile.gif

Secondly, these two cards are interesting. The STX is the better card, but the PRICE difference is substantial. You can get the Titanium HD for 135 on Amazon.

It does games very well and music is not bad at all.

I heard that the Titanium HD's can power the DT770s just fine, but if you were to try with the HD600s or something higher end, you would want to look for the ST/X.

So, if you're about price/performance, HD is not a bad way to go, if you're wanting the better of the two, the ST/X is the better card.
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Originally Posted by Simca;12582380 
First of all, you're not supposed to offer +rep (I learned that when I was new when a mod PM'd me.) smile.gif

Secondly, these two cards are interesting. The STX is the better card, but the PRICE difference is substantial. You can get the Titanium HD for 135 on Amazon.

It does games very well and music is not bad at all.

I heard that the Titanium HD's can power the DT770s just fine, but if you were to try with the HD600s or something higher end, you would want to look for the ST/X.

So, if you're about price/performance, HD is not a bad way to go, if you're wanting the better of the two, the ST/X is the better card.

Thanks essence is 10euro cheaper where i live so i suppose it's a no brainer then.
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I would go for the Asus Xonar Essence STX, my grandfather has one in the pc i made for him as he has a nice surround sound system and it is amazing.
Iv heard that its a lot better than the creative X-Fi titanium HD.
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Since I had both, I would suggest you purchase the cheapest card most suited for the pci-e lane setup. For example if I were to try sli the only option avail would be the x-fi. As for "more quality" (whatever that means), the STX is sharper in audio imaging.
    
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Since I had both, I would suggest you purchase the cheapest card most suited for the pci-e lane setup. For example if I were to try sli the only option avail would be the x-fi. As for "more quality" (whatever that means), the STX is sharper in audio imaging.

Thanks STX it is! smile.gif Now the wait begins.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VanquishUK;12583084 
I would go for the Asus Xonar Essence STX, Iv heard that its a lot better than the creative X-Fi titanium HD.

Well you heard Wrong. The Titanium HD is using slightly higher quality components while giving out a very detailed yet warm analog sound signature.
I own both cards and the ASUS STX is a fantastic sound card but I tip my hat to the Titanium HD. Besides one would expect it to be slightly better since it's a much newer card. The ASUS ST/STX cards are a little overpriced these days.
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STX for sure.

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How about everybody who is giving their advice here give a little justification to why they are saying it. It would be sad that you are advising Asus just based on the fact that you personally like Asus and hate creative.

I bet the majority here saying go with the STX have never owned or heard the X-fi titanium HD
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