Help with using Asus Essence STX and Titanium Xi-Fi HD at the same time

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Currently I am using my Asus Essence STX for my speakers as my Windows default device for internet, movies and music. However, I would like to dedicate my Titanium Xi-Fi HD to gaming, namely CS:GO through my headphones. Whenever I try to enable the Titanium through Sounds, I get no sounds out of the headphones. Any suggestions or solutions to solve this situation? Thanks in advance.
 

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The X-Fi Titanium HD is not a gaming card. For that, you want the X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro. They use different DSPs, with the Fatal1ty Pro having support for 8 audio channels.

You gain nothing by using the Titanium HD over the Essence STX or vice versa, they're rather feature identical. Pick one and remove the other.
 

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Objectively, they maybe identical. Subjectively, you can hear a difference between the soundcards. Positional sound in Titanium is better than STX. However, STX triumphs the Titanium in terms of music.
 

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Why is that? How come I can't enable/disable Default Device and switch back and forth from Control Panel Sounds to either play games using the Titanium or Windows/music/movies on the STX?

NVM. I forgot to unplug AC97. I forgot onboard is not needed whatsoever. Thanks for input everybody
 
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