Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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IsHeAimbot?? "IsHeAimbot??", Amazon
17 June 2013
Summary: It sounds great, there's no audio hissing even on computers with shoddy usb ports. This soundcard likes to disconnect sometimes and randomly though. It does not occur often, maybe less than once per week but it's annoying. You have to disconnect it and plug it back in. You can be playing a game and then no sound comes through, or a loud frequency just gets stuck while your pc operates fine.
Summary: I needed an outboard DAC for my laptop that I could plug into my stereo in my bedroom. The laptop DAC was probably fine but the switching power supply for the laptop produced a high-pitched whine that would intrude onto the analog audio out. I already have an HTPC/DAW and didn't want to shell out the dough to build another one, when I just need something to take audio from my laptop (which has a Vista MCE remote for play/pause functionality) and play over the bedroom...
Summary: Pros: Works in Ubuntu 12.04 without any extra work. Cons: I can't get it to work with JACK (a high-performance audio server) Benchmarks: My motherboard's built-in audio has latency of < 78 ms (using the default pulseaudio server). The X-Fi HD has latency ~ 30 ms, which is not good enough for electronic music processing. When my motherboard goes through JACK, it has a latency of 10 ms.
Summary: Decided to write this review to hopefully answer any queries anyone may have.
The creative X-fi back last year, was one of the best DACs out there with very good value for its performance, conducting some tests with RMAA, I found that it has good 18 bit performance and true 16 bit performance that was pretty much unmatched by any DACs at that price back then (there is now the ODAC).
Pros: Good specs, clean sounding throughout, connectivity
Summary: Strange card with cheap core on CA0189 (CA0189 is a highly-integrated, high-performance system-on-chip designed specifically for a range of lower end, cost-sensitive audio products.) with relatively good DAC (AK4396 sigma-delta Asahi-Kasei, 120dB 192kHz 24-Bit Advanced Multi-Bit DAC with PCM/DSD input)and ADC(Cirrus logic CS5361 114 dB, 192 kHz Stereo A/D Converter ) plus low noise amplifiers (ST microelectronics 33078 OpAmp).
Summary: Good quality soundcard BUT... the card has stereo audio and optical DTS outputs, and stereo LINE IN and microphone inputs, which is fine, EXCEPT that the LINE IN and the DTS OUT share the same sockets so you can't do both at the same time... how crazy is that? You can't, therefore, take a LINE IN from a guitar effects box and output the lot via DTS, which has noticably better sound quality.
Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card - Buyer Beware
L N Bampfield, Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: This card is billed as a replacement to previous X-Fi Titanium SCs and for the Z series. The Sounds are great and the drivers show none of the problems associated with the earlier versions as regards to Windows 7 Drivers. Unfortunately, this version is a hybrid. It supports TWO speakers only via two RCA output ports and you are no longer able to connect a Surround Sound Speaker System.
Summary: Music playback through the headphone out using Beyerdynamic's DT770's makes for absolutely breathtaking listening. Astonishingly good sound quality. Played Battlefield 3 through the same headphones along with the games War Tapes audio setting and was taken aback by the positional audio and the realism of bullets hitting metallic objects around me. 5/5 on audio quality. HOWEVER, you CANNOT have speakers and headphones plugged in simaltaneously.
Excerpt: естественно пробовал все: ресемплеры SoX и PPHS, Wasapi и Kernel streaming, новые и старые дрова.. прошивка тоже последняя.. Наушники Sennheiser hd 280 pro и HD555, до этого к ноутбуку более года эксплуатировал E-MU 0404 с ними же, естественно немного для других целей, но и слушал на ней, без фубара и всяких плясок, был доволен весьма.
Pros: компактная, выглядит симпотично, usb шнур крепко держится хоть веси она на нем, цена ни о чем.
Cons: звук, не вижу особого смысла сменять реалтэк этим