Hi, I am thinking of buying a new sound card and was thinking of the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium pro because it outputs Dolby Digital and I can hook it up to my receiver. It would generally be used for gaming and watching movies.
I currently have a Trust 7600 sound card which does have dolby digital live encoding but it isn't a great card and the sound quality is pretty poor. When i play games with the same speakers through the DD reciever the quality is notably worse when compared with say the xbox 360, especially the bass output.
I've been looking around and am a little worried there wouldn't be much difference between the trust 7600 card i own and the X-Fi, as they both encode dolby digital using the same encoding software (perhaps different versions?). Just wondering if that is the case, or whether I would definetly see some improvement?
Thanks for the reply but i was a bit vague with my question.
I listen to everything from my pc through my receiver, and i realise this is a pretty dumb question but some things i've read seem to suggest that any card that has Dolby Digital Live encoding will pretty much produce the same audio quality. So though DDL the trust card will be more or less the same as the X-Fi.
I guess i'm asking whether the X-Fi card will be worth upgrading from my trust card, if i listen to everything through DDL and my dolby receiver.
It seems likely it would be better with the expensive X-Fi card, but I read a few things that worried me a little, and thought i would just check.