Creative has been the most dominant force in sound card industry and I could not think of any other competitors giving them a run for their money. Regardless if you are using your PC just to listen to music or watch movies or play games, the sound card is an essential part of your PC set-up. You will need a good sound card to complement your headphones or speakers. I know some of the motherboard comes with onboard sound card but these would not give you the ultimate gaming and music experience. Earlier this year, Creative announced that X-Fi Titanium series will replace their X-Fi Platinum series and they introduced the Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series and the cheaper model, Fatal1ty Professional Series. The only difference of the two is an additional I/O drive for quick front panel connection to headphones.
Personally, I am more willing to spend the extra money on a sound card than a video card simply because it is very unlikely you will find a new standard bearer in the sound field sector in the next six months. I have read reviews on Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series and they all agreed that the sound quality of this sound card is ridiculously fantastic. With X-Fi CMSS 3D delivering accurate 3D positional audio and realistic EAX 5.0 sound effects (these are a must for gaming enthusiasts), and 3D audio restoration (a must for music enthusiasts). For movie enthusiasts, when you watch your DVD movies this sound card will enrich your cinematic experience with THX certified surround sound, Dolby Digital EX and DTS Surround ES.
According to Creative Technology website, this Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series provide clearer voice chats and when you plug in your headset and microphone you will notice the difference immediately. Unlike its predecessor this break out box offers the placement options of either in the 3.5 inch floppy drive bay or 5.25 inch CD drive bay. A word of warning, this model is only available as a PCI Express card and you will need to check if your motherboard has a vacant PCI-E slot.
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