PROS / The Titanium HD has a decent set of I/O ports.
CONS / The low THD and minimal frequency response brings this sound card down in our ranking.
VERDICT / The Titanium is ideal for those who are looking to upgrade from on-board audio.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top Sound Cards here.
Of all the sound cards on the market, Creative has some of the most popular ones on the market today. The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD is a perfect example of what this company can produce. There are dozens of user reviews on the company's site, and the vast majority of them are very positive. Although this isn't the best card on the market, it focuses most of its power on home audio and does a very good job. This card is ideal for those who are looking to get better sound then the standard on-board audio but don't want the high price tag attached to most sound cards.
If you're looking for a decent upgrade from onboard to dedicated sound that enhances your audio experience, especially for gaming, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD may be exactly what you're looking for. It has the majority of the popular gaming APIs such as OpenAL for 3D audio positioning and EAX v5.0 HD for enhanced sounds and effects. For just a little extra money, you'll have the advantage of hearing where your enemy is and what he's up to, which leaves the rest up to your own skill.