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Any updates?
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I'm aiming to get an update out by this weekend. I'm probably working overtime every night this week because software development takes way too much time and energy.
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bump for this great thread
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I added some music impressions from this week to the OP but it isn't complete just yet. Overall, both sound cards are very good in this area but the STX does seem to have harsher treble compared to the TiHD.
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You thinking the HD is more geared towards gaming with the STX is more geared towards Music where the HD can still holds it own against it?
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You thinking the HD is more geared towards gaming with the STX is more geared towards Music where the HD can still holds it own against it?
this is what i've gathered from all the research i've done prior to buying my TiHD

gaming is primary for me, while music/videos is secondary....TiHD works beautifully...I'm also running win 7 x64 and drivers are perfect....the only real complaint is that every time you have RCA (aka speaker plug) and headphones plugged in at the same time, you will only get sound out of the headphones....speakers are automatically muted, and theres no way to fix it. It's hardware related, not software per Creative Labs forum...thechris2233 previously mentioned this

its a real pita to switch between speakers and headphones with the TiHD. and sadly, it can be a deal breaker. some have suggested using a y splitter to connect pc speakers and headphones using the same line. this might be the way to go
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The TiHD would be the perfect card if it had the mechanical switch so you don't have to unplug your headphones to use your speakers. For once I actually like a card better than the STX. Why I like the TiHD is because I only use headphones.
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I'm kinda disappointed with the STX's performance in BFBC2...I was expecting at least some marginal quality in positional audio for FPS gaming...hopefully it's just this game that's an outlier and no others.
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I still own the my STX and what eventually forced me to switch over to the Titanium HD was better positional audio for games. Yes DH can sound really good on certain titles, but based on my experience after owning the card, I prefer Creative Labs EAX>OPENAL and CMSS over the ASUS solution. BC2 which i primary play sounds much better than the STX with Dolby Headphone.
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Now that I look at this, I think we have a new top card with just 1 minor inconvenience, no mechanical switch to change audio outputs.
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