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http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=31...reative%20Labs

Or

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56405&...reative%20Labs

ONLY going to be using it with my headset (PC360) so don't need it for speakers or anything. Was reading the second one there is supposedly pretty good for use with headphones but is the other one any better or should I be looking at something else completely?

Edit : I play probably 99% gaming on my computer and only listen to music 1% of the time.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 4/14/11 at 8:46pm
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Neither. Get an asus xonar dx/ds. They are much better sounding cards than the creative cards! Or you could get the xonar stx if your looking to spend more.
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1 problem i think my d1 is crashing games, i found a thread with others 2 how ever i haven't tried the modded drivers.
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Neither. Get an asus xonar dx/ds. They are much better sounding cards than the creative cards! Or you could get the xonar stx if your looking to spend more.
LOL. Clearly you have never used a Titanium HD.

Out of those two, definitely the Titanium HD. If this is for FPS gaming especially, there is no reason to get an Asus card.
Edited by RallyMaster - 4/14/11 at 9:09pm
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LOL. Clearly you have never used a Titanium HD.

Out of those two, definitely the Titanium HD. If this is for FPS gaming especially, there is no reason to get an Asus card.
That is what I am continuing to read everywhere I go. The Asus cards just seem better for audio which I will hardly be using.

Wonder how much better this will be than my RIIIE onboard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
That is what I am continuing to read everywhere I go. The Asus cards just seem better for audio music which I will hardly be using.

Wonder how much better this will be than my RIIIE onboard
fixed.

anyways i'd also go with the titanium hd, i would never buy things with a fatality branding on them they seems like gimmicks much like gaming headphones/headsets....

you'll notice the difference between onboard and the Titanium HD for the better, you'll definitely like what you hear.
Edited by mrsmiles - 4/14/11 at 9:26pm
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Titanium HD, it seems to be an improvement over the other Creative Labs cards and a should have a better resale price in the future.
Personally, I prefer Asus Xonar.
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fixed.

anyways i'd also go with the titanium hd, i would never buy things with a fatality branding on them they seems like gimmicks much like gaming headphones/headsets....
Eh. The Fatal1ty branding doesn't really do anything. It's still an X-Fi card. It's the fact that other than the Titanium HD, most of the current X-Fi cards use the same components as when they first released the XtremeMusic.

I'll have to get back to you on whether or not the Xonar Essence STX is actually better for music or not. Based on what I'm hearing, the STX is a bit harsh sounding and can even be considered sibilant. However, the STX is also two days old and I've given it maybe three hours total of listening.
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you'll notice the difference between onboard and the Titanium HD for the better, you'll definitely like what you hear.
That is what I meant to say, lol

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Eh. The Fatal1ty branding doesn't really do anything. It's still an X-Fi card. It's the fact that other than the Titanium HD, most of the current X-Fi cards use the same components as when they first released the XtremeMusic.
The fatality brand usually looks better than the standard version but at a cost. I have a fatality 700w on my machine right now and only bought it because the red led that say fatality look cool and it was on sale for a good price.
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Gaming: Go Creative!
Music: Go for a card like a Onkyo
Movies: Xonar is great but not the best.

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