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    Default Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    I've got the ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 motherboard. I thought it came with THX TruStudio, but upon clicking the Win 7-64 System Tray THX icon, it pops up a window asking me to "Upgrade" by paying Creative another $25.

    Has anyone done this? Does it seem worthwhile over the basic sound software that ASRock supplies?

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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    cant speak for the add in soundcard but onboard sound is pretty good on modern mb's
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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    129 views...looks like not many people pay for the extra THX software, huh?

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    can you purchase it later? after youve bought the mb? then you would be able to see how you felt about the onboard sound
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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    can you purchase it later? after youve bought the mb? then you would be able to see how you felt about the onboard sound
    Yes, it does get purchased later. I've had the motherboard running for a few months, but only just now noticed that the THX component is severely crippled unless you buy the $30 (currently on sale for $25) additional THX software package from Creative. The link to the purchase site (opened by clicking "Upgrade" on the THX window on my computer) is here: Creative Labs

    I'm just trying to decide whether it's worth the extra bucks to do so. Some of the features sound useful, but it would be nice to know if they really work as advertised.
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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    its up to you,from my own experience with a xonar dx,its great sound in games/films ect but i have to constantly tweak it to get the best sound depending on what im playing,with onboard sound i dont have to mess with it,thats the only problem i have with an add in sound card,
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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    What type of speaker setup are you using? Brand? Model numbers? 2.0 , 2.1? , 4.0? , 5.1? etc.
    Do you use high quality headphones?

    I have HT Omega sound cards in each of my systems and the music quality is outstanding using the full Digital Dolby suite from several years ago. I don't do gaming, so I can't comment on how well my audio cards do with positional sound effects in games.
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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    My 2-cents say No. Why? because between the onboard Realtek chip + of course the latest Realtek drivers and the enhanced sound output that the THX TruStudio albeit not the full blown version delivers sounds pretty good regardless of what number of speakers or headphone system you are using. After comparing what the full THX TruStudio offers and what the basic THX TryStudio has the net cost to upgrade did not seem worth it to me.

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    Default Re: Is paying extra for the THX TruStudio worth it?

    EAX 5.0 is nice, I think you need the upgrade to get that.

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