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Technokat May 10, 2010 06:53 PM

SoundBlaster's new Audiophile grade soundcard
VR-Zone Exclusive: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Previewed by VR-Zone.com | COMPUTEX 2010

thought i would pass it along. Yes i know a lot of you hate sound blaster, but hey, i grew up with them, i am interested in what they do. Interested to see if it beats out asus's essence.

lowfat May 10, 2010 07:50 PM

Component wise it does look rather impressive. Even visually it looks great. I also like the fact that it has optical input/outputs which I find myself lacking w/ my Essence STX.

Lpfan4ever May 10, 2010 08:35 PM

Sure as hell looks nice, but it's all about the drivers as well. Drivers are what make me steer far clear of them, and since Auzentech uses X-Fi, it's a lot of the same shite.

Jake_HT May 10, 2010 08:38 PM


Zero82z May 10, 2010 10:10 PM

Looks interesting, but somehow I doubt that the price will be reasonable. Creative likes to charge ridiculous prices for average hardware.

chrisk May 11, 2010 06:31 AM

As much as I hate Creative, and how I swore I would never use them, I have yet to find a sound card that suits my taste (music quality) as my old Audigy 2 ZS.

SKYMTL May 11, 2010 06:39 AM

THX Certified. Very nice but we all know how much that certification means...

MpG May 11, 2010 07:18 AM

Not bad looking at all, although if they're serious about trying to bring out a new top-end card, I would have thought they might want to make a break with the "Titanium" name. Or maybe it's still a good name - I haven't looked at them since getting my Prelude way back.

Slik June 21, 2010 02:50 AM

Where can you buy one of these things?When can they be purchased?

Zero82z June 21, 2010 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Slik (Post 393757)
Where can you buy one of these things?When can they be purchased?

They're not out yet, but you'd be better off with one of these: NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI-E1 SPDIF Sound Card 124DB SNR W/ Headphone AMP - XONAR ESSENCE STX In Canada.

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