The very latest in a huge line of Sound Blaster boards, the Titanium HD is indeed the finest. And Creative should be proud of where the series has come from the days of the old SB Live! Value we had running in Windows 98, which back then was an amazing board that blew gamers away; pun intended.
So what we have in the end is truly a refined product both in terms of developed driver support, which is industry leading as far as we can see, combined with a matured piece of hardware that has withstood the test of time.
Many moons ago after we received the Essence STX from ASUS, we honestly wondered when we were ever going to say that this thing has been trumped by another sound card. The STX was that much better than anything at the time, and the build quality was in a word, brilliant. Times they do change, though, and today we feel as though that time mentioned above has indeed come.
It's only by a sparrows eyebrow mind you, but the Sound Blaster Titanium HD thanks to its bolstered driver support and truly refined high end just trickles over the line ahead. With that said, we're calling it provisional best-in-class pending an almighty response by any other company with the silly season upon us now. Anything is indeed possible.