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post #111 of 173
they're based off of the DT770 32 ohm version, so they should be easy to drive and not require a dedicated amp.
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So I just grabbed both of them...I've never made a decision so fast in my life. I respect everyone's opinion. I love music but I can't buy a sound-card that can't play games properly...
"Where are those shots coming from?"
I mean...no. And it was the Amazon reviews and THIS review that convinced me to buy the MMX 300. They look comfy as heck!
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb_yqGGaf5Y[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041OUA38/ref=ox_ya_os_product"]Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BYMZ5W/ref=ox_ya_os_product"]Beyerdynamic MMX 300 PC Gaming Premium Digital Headset with Microphone[/ame]

Total price: $486.14

Amazon gives you 30 minutes to cancel an order. If anyone believes this marriage should not last in heaven please speak now or forever watch me throw my money away! frown.gif

I think I made a good choice. biggrin.gif

EDIT: Cancelled them. I need to rethink the headphones because of the microphone 'cause it's cruddy....lol.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 6/3/11 at 9:07pm
post #113 of 173
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EDIT: Cancelled them. I need to rethink the headphones because of the microphone 'cause it's cruddy....lol.
Should get a sennhesier pc360k if you want a better built microphone. That alone is probably the only reason I didn't get that headset, looks to flimsy.

Whats with that guy doing the review on a ps3 anyhow, headset costs more :/
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Nice comparison so far. However I'm still torn between these cards. I don't know if I should go for the HD or Xonar. My setup is Sennheiser PC360 + Astro 5.8 mixamp. Also have normal 2.1 speakers. I'm not a complete and utter audiophile but it would be nice to know definitively which would be best for my setup. I play a few fps titles, especially COD4 and BO competitively so which would give me the crispest sounds. I listen to quite a bit of music but once again I don't really listen for absolute detail in my music.

They are priced the same where I am so that is a non issue.
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post #115 of 173
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Both cards are good in their own ways. If you have speakers and headphones, I would recommend that you get the Xonar for the front/rear switching feature. If you intend on playing copious amounts of BC2 and don't mind unplugging headphones all the time to use speakers, TiHD.

I use the TiHD to play BC2 with my Ultrasone PRO550 and listen to music.

I use the STX when I can use speakers or when I listen to my Sennheiser HD600 when winding down.
Edited by RallyMaster - 7/21/11 at 6:04am
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Both cards are good in their own ways. If you have speakers and headphones, I would recommend that you get the Xonar for the front/rear switching feature. If you intend on playing copious amounts of BC2 and don't mind unplugging headphones all the time to use speakers, TiHD.

I use the TiHD to play BC2 with my Ultrasone PRO550 and listen to music.

I use the STX when I can use speakers or when I listen to my Sennheiser HD600 when winding down.
Can you notice a major difference in games aside from BC2?

IE: CS1.6/Source/TF2 ?
    
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I don't play BC2 much, not a loss for me.
I mainly care about music quality.
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Can you notice a major difference in games aside from BC2?

IE: CS1.6/Source/TF2 ?
I'll have to answer this one later. IMO TF2 is not a positioning critical game and I played that for a really long time. I haven't touched CS Source for a good 2 years.
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post #119 of 173
Just wanted to say thanks for your review and everyone that posted info in this thread. I was going crazy choosing a new sound card and since it's mostly for gaming, I've purchased the HD, it should be a nice addition to my HD555. I tend to suffer from analysis paralysis and wasted a few nights reading reviews and forums but this thread provided everything I needed to make the right choice!
Edited by mart242 - 8/1/11 at 4:33am
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Anyone know how these settings work for CMSS-3D? (excluding BC2)

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=239405
and
http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1032058481
Edited by Scytus - 8/1/11 at 7:36pm
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