Summary: Creative is known for making great soundcard, but only the hardware part!!! Even with a complete driver clean from my previous sound card, I cannot get it to work. Had to do a complete windows 7 reinstall for it to work. Good thing it was my HTPC and most of my stuff is stored on a different hard driver. Creative make better drivers!
good choice for changing motherboard sound, nothing more
1 October 2011
Summary: sounds good but no impressive have a big output, more than regular on board sound card the conector to the front jacks (case) is specific for the brand, so i had to modified... i´m musician, i don´t reoomend this card, or any designed for gamming, but was my option because i have another card for recording.
Worked great for the one month that it actually worked.
4 August 2011
Summary: I bought this back in July and it worked amazing with my Logitech z-2300 speakers. The sound quality is unparalleled with on board audio. But all of a sudden out of nowhere, it all of a sudden stopped working and caused all audio on my computer to stop working. My computer would not recognize the sound card and neither would another computer i have. I tried everything on the Creative website.
Creative once again buys the farm for driver support
2 August 2011
Summary: At the time of this writing- and likely until the end of time- creative has yet to update their official drivers for this sound card since 2008. Their is a beta driver from last year that is incredibly buggy and obviously not for general use, but at least its newer and performs a bit better in most respects.
Summary: Before purchasing this, I had always used the mobo sound. I figured I would upgrade if I could find a card that was capable of taking an optical in source, playing that while also being able to listen to music from the computer. I found that I wasn't able to always have it work, and I couldnt have the xbox360 using 5.1 DD anything, had to keep it in stereo. It would also occasionally just cease to play sounds for some channels from my satellite receiver.
Summary: Said it was Windows 7 compatible, but had problems with the driver. The OS would not recognize it. It would install the Windows default driver. Had to find a work around on the internet to get it to work. Creative Labs support was no help. Other than that I love the card. Sounds great!
Summary: Great sound, but when I connect my headphones to the two ports I can hear sound, but no one hears my mic on the other end. I know it's not my mic because when I use the onboard sound card my mic works. Also my mic is not muted. Wish I could fix this.
Summary: Of all of the Creative sound cards I've had over the years, the Titanium is probably the worst. I hear all sorts of squealing, scratching and crackling noises in my headphones. I can hear noises every time I move my mouse, use the scroll wheel or do virtually anything else with the computer. I've tried updated drivers, removed all of the Creative bloatware and nothing has helped. If you want good clear sound from a sound card you won't get it from this one.
Summary: Creative has always been good to me with their products, however, still faced with finding an intelligent card that utilizes TSOLINK (optical). I have this card in my HTPC. When you install the Dolby Digital and DTS codecs, you have to set which you wish to use, ie the setting is static. Also, any stereo signal passed through is modified into the 5.1 format, and with not very good sound. Music is reproduced with an echo like tone. So for music, the card is okay.