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post #1 of 8
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Hi Guys,

I bought the SB X-Fi Titanium sound card the other day, I have been pretty happy with it other than some crackling upon returning from sleep mode (which goes away very quickly), so not too bothered.

My question revolves around all of the software they try and bundle with it, do I really need anything other than the main Driver (which includes the control panel), are there any gems worth installing? Cus to me it all seems like bloatware.

Thanks
post #2 of 8
Creative is notorious for their bloatware, I couldn't stand it back when I had an Audigy 2. I think you can activate CMSS 3D, Crystalizer, and all the other goodies directly from the control panel so I would uninstall everything else that you're not using. You can always just reinstall things later if you need them.
post #3 of 8
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Thanks,

You've just confirmed my thinking. I hadn't installed anything other than the driver anyway, just didn't want to be missing out on anything just because I assumed it was bloatware.

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post #4 of 8
I downloaded the package directly from their website and installed it, it didnt have much bloatware in it iirc...
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post #6 of 8
Unless your an audiophile, you won't need any of that crapola that they include with this. I haven't used anything other than the main driver. You would think that they would reduce the crap factor of ware iot keep down the skepticism.
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post #7 of 8
Actually, if you're an audiophile you don't need any of it! All you need from Creative is the audio creation mode and bit-matched playback, which is in the drivers.
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post #8 of 8
I liked the Mode Switcher, or w/e they call it. Switching between entertainment, gaming, and music modes. Mostly just so that I could switch between headphone and speaker setup within that.
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