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Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E

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Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium HD PCI-E

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antonio_zth
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Pros: Great Piece of Kit if you happen to use your computer to fulfill your audio cravings

Cons: None that I could think of....

It did what it supposed to do....and some...

 

I mainly use headphone, speaker I just use my onboard and use windows settings to switch from the TIHD to onboard realtek 889 codec.

 

Burr-Brown DAC plus the National amplifiers, awesome!! Shines every headphone I plug it into....

 

After getting a dedicated headphone amp, I stopped using the HEADPHONE Out and switched to the Line Out instead...using a dedicated amplifier, the sound somewhat becomes a bit tame. The harshness of the treble gone, bass was tighter and soundstage didn't sound like cave-like-feedback.

 

All in all, I love it...I don't use the Creative Control Center, I just use the driver and ASIO on foobar to listen to FLACs or CDA

 

No hissing, everything was quieter (does this card has Noisegate :p )

 

Although it also comes with 3D Audio processing bla bla bla, I just off it...off everything that might 'color' the sound. So no Crystalizer or Hall effects for me...

 

To those who are in doubt between this and the Asus Essence STX, might I say their both produce similiar performance if not identical.

 

 

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