Im thinking to upgrade my soundcard from the X-FI fatality extreme gamer pro series to the Sound Blaster Recon 3D would it be a noticeable improvement...youd think with the quad core audio processor
I just noticed you question and thought I would somehow helpful. I currently have both the recon3D pcie version and the creative Titanium HD, I have only had titanium HD for a few days, but I must say that in terms of music and movies the titanium HD is a winner, both cards are great for gaming but the recon3D has slighly better balanced postional audio, while the Titanium HD makes everything clearer in games, but please be a aware that this testing is done using a refernce quality stereo headphones, I currenly only game with headphones on, if your using a 5.1 analogue system then the recon3D series is really good as I use to play using a 5.1 system.
so long story short if you only game with your pc using headphones or 5.1 analogue then go with the recon3D.
if you use your pc for everyhing ( music, movies, gaming) on stereo headphones and stereo speakers with virtual surround or similar with amplifer then the titanium HD is better suited.
note: grab the recon3D pcie standard version, better value for your money unless you need the added mic.