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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
9.2 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

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Overall 6
6.0

No drivers for windows 8 or 8.1

vitold g., Newegg
7 November 2013
  • Summary: Don't waste your time.
  • Pros: Good card when you can use it. Fiber optic and analog
  • Cons: NO DRIVER SUPPORT Never buying a creative product again. Their last driver update was over 3 years ago. Terrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buggy

The Global Elite "The Global Elite", 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

I'm certain it's a good product BUT ...

Nomad, Amazon
28 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kevin N., Newegg
29 November 2012
  • Summary: I will keep it around just because it beats having to reboot the OS from Windows 7 to Windows XP 32 just to use the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, but the specs seem kind of disappointing, and I really would like to be able to record both channels on my condenser microphone.
  • Pros: A very nice card if you have nothing to start with and need an 1/4 inch jack. I upgraded from an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum with terrible drivers. This card is very user friendly. The drivers work with Windows 7 64 Bit no problem, and it produces nice sound. It's very portable and convenient.
  • Cons: Although it's listed at 96 KHz which some would argue is better than the 192 KHz and it's probably more than I will need, it seems almost a downgrade from the 8-year old Audigy 2 ZS in that sense. 2.1 Audio is also a downgrade from the 5.1 Surround Sound on the 8-year old card but that was also e...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre Linux Performance

hogbait, Amazon
1 November 2012
  • 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).
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Overall 6
6.0

sound card with 96kHz (but not 192kHz)

Chapai, Amazon
30 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

No EQ settings

Anonymous, Newegg
18 November 2010
  • Summary: You can adjust the following in place of an EQ: The Surround setting sounds like simulated fake surround sound. (Who wants that anyway?) The Speaker setting is simply a bass boost... Smart volume...not sure about that Dialog Plus....enhances the vocal of stuff.
  • Pros: Better than on-board sound. Crystalyzer is nice but inconsistent.
  • Cons: NO EQ settings. Contacted Creative. The THS TruStudio PC is in place of an EQ. Apparently they think its not necessary. In my experience, the "Crystalizer" option cranks up the bass and treble to make the sound "better". I does sound better, but nothing like a properly set EQ. I am constantly hav...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good quality soundcard BUT...

J. P. Smith "jps14", Amazon
26 February 2014
  • 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?
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't have microphone boost.

Emili0, Amazon
19 September 2012
  • Summary: Don't have the microphone boost in the Windows 7 driver. This feature is important when you speak using VoIp programs. I don't understand why Creative do not want to support it.
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