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Originally Posted by Viceroy View Post
 

On the X-Fi Titanium HD, does CMSS-3D Headphone work fine if you use the RCA out?

 

Yes, the Titanium-HD can send processed CMSS-3D headphone surround sound thru it's RCA outputs.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

In Windows, under Control Panel>Sound>Playback tab, it should give you the option that allows digital audio to pass thru the Titanium's optical port, while bypassing the Titanium's audio processor/features, I would assume it would fix the freezing issue.

Then when you want to use the Titanium features you just go back to the Playback tab and enable (Titanium Speaker) sound card output. 

 

That option does not exist under the regular Windows Sound Control Panel.  The closest thing I can find is within the Creative Audio Control Panel:

Creative Audio Control Panel>SPDIF I/O>Play Stereo Mix using Digital Output

I tried ticking that option,

 

then in foobar2000:

ASIO: Creative ASIO

WASAPI (event): SPDIF Out (Creative SB X-Fi)

WASAPI (push): SPDIF Out (Creative SB X-Fi)

All 3 of those output options will hard lock Windows. 

 

DS: SPDIF Out (Creative SB X-Fi) is the only output that doesn't lock up Windows, but that's the Direct Sound driver that does not bypass all windows and SB mixers.  

WASAPI (event): Speakers (Creative SB X-Fi) also works, but that doesn't bypass the X-Fi's DAC.

 

I think the X-Fi Titanium (non-HD) is not capable of working with ASIO or WASAPI drivers through its SPDIF Output port.  Odd thing is, I had a USB X-Fi Surround 5.1 (non-Pro) for a short while and the WASAPI driver did work over its SPDIF Output. 

 

At this point I've kind of given up on a minimal device setup which I wanted when I got the X-Fi Ti.  I originally wanted it to be X-Fi Ti> SPDIF out> Audioengine D1> Asgard 2> Headphones.  But since the WASAPI/ASIO SPDIF output is broken on the X-Fi Ti I have it setup like this now:

For gaming, it's X-Fi Ti 3.5mm output> splitter> Fiio E09k> headphones. 

For music, it's onboard Realtek SPDIF output> Audioengine D1> Asgard 2> headphones. 

 

Maybe I should post my WASAPI/SPDIF question in that other SB Z/ZX/ZXR thread instead of this thread.

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