Originally Posted by Incrementum
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel
Usually PC gaming and PC sound cards go hand in hand.
You could enable the motherboard's on-board sound card.
Would be enabled in the BIOS.
And update to the latest drivers.
And plug the O2 amplifier straight into the motherboard's line-out/headphone jack.
There is the Asus Xonar DX & D1 sound cards, used $65,
good DAC chip, CS4398.
Will I notice much of a difference between the on-board sound and my Titanium HD? This will be with the O2 amp being plugged in directly to the headphone jack on my motherboard.
The Titanium HD comes with a really good DAC chip, the PCM1794.
and motherboard's usually comes with very low costing DAC features.
So, yea, there will be a drop in audio quality when you remove the Titanium HD.
(The Xonar DX/D1 will be a fair bit better then on-board and also most as good audio qulaity as the Titanium HD)
When you installed the Titanium HD, did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio? (in the BIOS)
Did you try doing a fresh install for the Creative software?