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Neither. Get an asus xonar dx/ds. They are much better sounding cards than the creative cards!
No they are not. That is a very broad and inaccurate statement you are making. As mentioned by many others here the CREATIVE TITANIUM HD blows the DX/ds out of the water. XT/XTX are not better or worse cards than the Titanium HD.
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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.
Do remember, the product you're using is in fact refurbished, so certain defects may be present and uncaught by repairs personnel.
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Do remember, the product you're using is in fact refurbished, so certain defects may be present and uncaught by repairs personnel.
From what I read, refurbished items get more stringent QA to make sure it doesn't come back to the factory a second time.
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Does Titanium works on XP? According to Newegg and some others it only works on vista and win7. I have Win7ult64bit but i went back to Xp because my games are running so much better on it which i don't understand btw since i have 8gb rams ddr3, though it might be because of the dual core but still its kinda stupid. So yeah if it doesn't works on XP can someone recommends me soundcards almost as good or as good that works on xp(if it exists). Thank you very much.
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From what I read, refurbished items get more stringent QA to make sure it doesn't come back to the factory a second time.
I suppose that's the case.
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post #16 of 19
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Does Titanium works on XP? According to Newegg and some others it only works on vista and win7. I have Win7ult64bit but i went back to Xp because my games are running so much better on it which i don't understand btw since i have 8gb rams ddr3, though it might be because of the dual core but still its kinda stupid. So yeah if it doesn't works on XP can someone recommends me soundcards almost as good or as good that works on xp(if it exists). Thank you very much.
No, the Titanium HD does not work on XP. I know someone in this forum tried it and the drivers didn't recognize it.
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Yo, [nK]Sharp, I know you like playing that hunting game, so having sounds in the right position is going to be key. Nothing does positional sound in games (especially with a headset) than X-Fi.

Get yourself an X-Fi Titanium card, or X-Fi Titanium HD if you want to go top-of-the-line.

I don't own an X-Fi Titanium, but I have been obsessively reading about sound cards the last few weeks, and it seems unanimous that Creative cards (HD especially) are the best for gaming, and produce the most accurate positional sounds.
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Yo, [nK]Sharp, I know you like playing that hunting game, so having sounds in the right position is going to be key. Nothing does positional sound in games (especially with a headset) than X-Fi.
My onboard and PC360 already does a pretty amazing job of providing good positional sound, don't know how much better it can get then this

Probably picking it up later this week if I can manage to sell an ssd I have. Someone is selling their essence ST, wonder if that would be worth getting so I don't have to pay lame taxes and such
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post #19 of 19
if you can .. i guess in a week the the titanium hd, got mine a few months ago and it sounds awesome first sound card i got since the auditgy series (how ever its spelled) .. soo .. 6-8 years?
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