View Poll Results: which sound card would you get ?

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  • HT OMEGA eClaro 7.1

    5 41.67%
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

    5 41.67%
  • another card I am posting a reply

    2 16.67%
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  1. #1
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    vote for sound card

    my old blegears is getting long in the tooth , PCI is about dead , looking at a PCIE 1x card
    2 options I am considering
    a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

    or
    a HT OMEGA eClaro 7.1

    need a good card for games and music , for speakers I have a Klipsch 2.1 THX speakers so either card should power these nice speakers real nice
    I do cringe at creative , nice looking hardware but I still wonder about the drivers.
    Vote for the card you would get
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    Re: vote for sound card

    I hate Creative stuff, have an Asus Xonar that I really like, especially for music. And it was $30.

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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post
    I do cringe at creative
    As well you should.
    People are constantly complaining about their drivers and various issues.
    I have a Claro but PCI
    Grabbed the drivers from their web site.
    Clean install.
    Zero issues driving this:
    HT|Omega Claro / Klipsch Pro Media v4.1
    Esoteric Sounds Rek-O-Kut Professional Phono Preamp MKII
    Technics SL-1210 MKll w/ Stanton 681EEE MKlll
    Games and especially music are very nice.

    If you are still running XP I have a Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 I would let go at a reasonable price.
    The only reason I'm not using it is that there aren't Win7 drivers.
    Shoot me a PM if interested.
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    Re: vote for sound card

    Claro. Great sound, never a problem with drivers.

    I'm not a big time gamer though. Use it mostly for music. But have never had a problem with it with games.
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    Re: vote for sound card

    I just caught the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD on sale
    http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blast...ref=pd_sim_e_7
    for 129 bucks I am going to give it a shot as I just can't justify 185 dollors for the HT Omega . I probaly regreat it but this is the most impressive looking hardware I have ever seen Creative put out we will see...
    "The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"
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    Re: vote for sound card

    Best of luck to you.
    It's All About Having Fun ..... Isn't It?

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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by IAmGhostDog View Post
    Best of luck to you.
    we will see , it arrives today . I will post back when its installed . I hope it works as my buegears is not doing well in games
    "The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"
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    Re: vote for sound card

    other: Asus Xonar Essence STX.

    Quite satisfied about it.

    Though X-Fi Titanium HD should do the job/satisfy.

    Whats the matter with your buegears in games?

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    Re: vote for sound card

    ugg , installed the card , drivers and no sound shows up in device manager but not in control panel under sound devices , going to try a reformat
    I should have known better

    yea I found the issue , creative dropped support for windows xp , would have been nice if I had known that but what gets my goat is that the install cd gave no clue of this it installed drivers anyway .
    I am boned by Creative again friggin crap ass company *&^%$% can kiss my A$$
    Last edited by brothergc; 06-06-2011 at 11:02 PM.
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    Re: vote for sound card

    Creative Titanium mate: XP Fail

    Asus Xonar cards have XP drivers.

    Take your pick.

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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dfxrain View Post
    Creative Titanium mate: XP Fail

    Asus Xonar cards have XP drivers.

    Take your pick.
    yea but blew my cash on the XFI , I am done ..maybe I just go onboard sound or go back to the bluegears till I get the rest of my stuff when I upgrade to windows 7
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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post

    yea I found the issue , creative dropped support for windows xp , would have been nice if I had known that
    That's why it always pays to do your homework.
    http://www.htomega.com/downloads.html
    Still have that Terratec if you are interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post
    yea but blew my cash on the XFI
    Send it back.
    I have this. It's a great card.
    HT | OMEGA CLARO 7.1
    I had this. And it is better than onboard. You can check Feedback to see why I sent it back.
    HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1
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    HT|Omega Claro | Technics SL-1210 MKll ~ Stanton 681EEE MKlll
    Esoteric Sounds Rek-O-Kut Professional Phono Preamp MKII
    Klipsch Pro Media v4.1 | Sennheiser HD 580 Precision ~ Sennheiser PC165 (Mic/Headset)
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K7B w/ Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W
    Win7 x64

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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post
    ugg , installed the card , drivers and no sound shows up in device manager but not in control panel under sound devices , going to try a reformat
    I should have known better

    yea I found the issue , creative dropped support for windows xp , would have been nice if I had known that but what gets my goat is that the install cd gave no clue of this it installed drivers anyway .
    I am boned by Creative again friggin crap ass company *&^%$% can kiss my A$$
    If you google around you can find the "daniel K " modified drivers for XP


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    Re: vote for sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    If you google around you can find the "daniel K " modified drivers for XP
    thanks but I decided to just sell the card , besides I am under the impression that was for another model , not the Titianium HD.

    edit :
    Anyway I am going to save up and get the HT Omega eClaro 7.1
    less headaches , simple drivers
    Last edited by brothergc; 06-08-2011 at 07:18 PM.
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    Re: vote for sound card

    That's one I haven't seen before. I'm gonna find out a bit more about it.

    http://www.htomega.com/eclaro.html

    Cool.
    Last edited by 3dfxrain; 06-08-2011 at 07:32 PM. Reason: wittle more text

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