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Creative's Recon 3d, Sound core3d, any one try one out?

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Well, Creative's new sound core3d has been out for a couple of months now and there is very little info out about it. Based on what I've heard it doesn't appear to support any sort of hardware acceleration. What I have been wondering is what features have been added and what is missing from x-fi. How does thx tru-studio differ from cmss3d? Does it take positional cues from open al or DS3D like cmss3d does or is it like dolby headphone where it just downmixes a 5.1 or 7.1 signal?

 

This does seem like the replacement for creative's X-fi that seems to have been discontinued. 

post #2 of 9

I'm interested too. Tried looking and found next to nothing on the subject.

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
Well, Creative's new sound core3d has been out for a couple of months now and there is very little info out about it. Based on what I've heard it doesn't appear to support any sort of hardware acceleration. What I have been wondering is what features have been added and what is missing from x-fi. How does thx tru-studio differ from cmss3d? Does it take positional cues from open al or DS3D like cmss3d does or is it like dolby headphone where it just downmixes a 5.1 or 7.1 signal?

This does seem like the replacement for creative's X-fi that seems to have been discontinued. 

I'm guessing(?) Creative Labs "renamed" features that were on older cards for the newer Recon3D.

The Titanium HD appears to be a better sound card (spec wise) then the newer Recon3D.
 

 

 

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Thats what it sounds like. I've been hearing people claim that thx tru-studio is some renamed variant of cmss-3d or whatever but to me on my Titanium HD it does sound different than cmss3d. Does cmss3d in entertainment mode on a normal x-fi sound the same as it does in game mode?

 

I have no doubts that the titanium hd is the better dsp. 
 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I'm guessing(?) Creative Labs "renamed" features that were on older cards for the newer Recon3D.

The Titanium HD appears to be a better sound card (spec wise) then the newer Recon3D.
 

 

 



 


Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 2/5/12 at 4:02pm
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Srsly no one knows anything about this card? 

 

i personally doubt that it doesnt do its own processing the thing is huge! but i would love to know how much Ohms can it kick out, i am planning on buying an M11x in may but would need to kick its sound quality up a bit.

 

plz if anyone knows anything about this plz share :)

post #6 of 9

Creative says:

The Sound Core3D is a high-performance hardware audio processor, with high-quality analog playback and recording and low power consumption, all highly integrated in a low-cost solution.

 

If there were any impressive technical measurements, Creative would shout them from the rooftops.

 

There is a reason that all sound cards that set a great value on sound quality take care to separate the digital and analog processing stages.

post #7 of 9

I had this card, replaced with an STX and never looked back. The Recon 3D was good for gaming and sounded better than on-board sound. Recon 3D is nothing special. 

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I'd like to get down to the bottom of this myself, but I'm not willing to spend that much on a sound card only to turn around and sell it later at a loss, in all likeliness. Unlike most people on Head-Fi, my wallet's rather thin.

 

In particular, what I want to figure out is whether or not it loses any gaming DSP features coming from the X-Fi line. A little RightMark 3DSound testing can sort all of that out...

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The PCIe Recon3D is an absurdly overpriced rebranding of the XtremeAudio series, meaning it lacks hardware acceleration, hardware OpenAL, but Creative seems to have implemented EAX 5 through software exclusively on this card, which isn't much of a concern since real X-Fi cards do it in hardware. It's a fake X-Fi with tons of make-up.

 

Basically, it's the first foray of Creative into the current gen onboard audio chip market, while cards like X-Fi Titanium, cards based on real X-Fi DSPs and the X-Fi Titanium HD are the cards go to with.

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