Whilst motherboard makers continue to offer better and better incorporated audio solutions onto select enthusiast oriented models, there are those of us who still refuse to use anything but a quality discrete solution and Creative are one of the most trusted in this area with its Sound Blaster range.
The company has just extended its Sound Blaster lineup with two new models in the form of the X-Fi Titanium HD and USB based X-Fi HD Audio.
These two audio solutions are said to be the first on the market to make use of THX's TruStudio PC technology. Here's a bit of a rundown on it :-
THX TruStudio PC is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios to the PC. THX TruStudio PC provides groundbreaking PC audio technologies, the result of collaborative research and development from Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
Both the PCi-E based Titanium HD and USB based Xi-Fi HD will begin to flood retail channels by the end of the month with pricing of $299 and $149 respectively. You can learn more about the two new Sound Blaster solutions as well as THX's TruStudio PC technology within Creative's official announcement here.