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post #1 of 13
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium FATAL1TY Champion PCIe with a Steelseries 7H headset.

Opinions with criticism on the positives and negatives please,

Cheers

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post #2 of 13
I would suggest an X-fi Titanium HD + AD700s instead.

The HD is much better than the FATAL1TY version. Only thing is you won't get the front piece that controls the volume with silly knobs and the like.

The headphones are also much better than the Steelseries, but it doesn't have a mic on it so you'll need an attachable solution.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am a bit of a gamer so want the attachable mic along with good surround sound for sound whoring
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuNs View Post
I am a bit of a gamer so want the attachable mic along with good surround sound for sound whoring
A true gamer would realize that even though the Steelseries 7H has a mic on the headphones, the quality and bad-A, Soundhoingness(whatever you wanna call it) will be MUCH better attained with the AD700s.

If you mean to say that you need a card that will give you 5.1 or 7.1 on the other hand..that is indeed a problem with the Titanium HD. Honestly, I would just buy the normal Titanium from Best Buy for 80 bucks if you want to go down that route and need 5.1/7.1

Otherwise you're looking at an HT Omega Claro + (better but more expensive).
Edited by Simca - 3/18/11 at 9:17pm
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok sorry I'm quite new at this.

So would a USB connected headphones like the logitech G35's take advantage of the sound card or does it require the them to be connected via the jack on the card itself?

Does the
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium FATAL1TY Pro PCIe
Sound good at all?
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post #6 of 13
USB uses it's own DAC (a very low quality one) and would make your sound card absolutely useless. You need analog to plug into the jacks of the card. That FATAL1TY is the same as the champion series except without the part the control volume and such. Again, if you really want the Titanium and need 5.1 I would just grab a normal Titanium. The rest you're mostly paying for the name FATAL1TY which is supposed to mean something to gamers (it doesn't... it usually means overpriced trash).
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Denon AVR-1912 Harman Kardon Infinity Primus P153  HIFIMAN HE-400 Vsonic GR07 
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks a lot for your help, very useful
+rep

Cheers,
SuNs
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry one more question,

With the
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Dynamic Audiophile Headphones
They will give the impression of surround sound and enhance the gaming experience?
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post #9 of 13
Yes. They will destroy any gaming headset on newegg. DESTROY
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
Yes. They will destroy any gaming headset on newegg. DESTROY
Lol ^ + rep
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