I realize I'm bringing this thread back from the dead- maybe not cool here, but sorry if its not.
I am wanting to get a new soundcard- either PCI or PCI-E, but my main 2 issues are PRICE and QUALITY regarding Analog Inputs for doing Needle-drops or digitizing vinyl. I would record either at 24 bit, 96K or 192K.
I quickly went through the 23 pages here- and the only obscure reference I could find was regarding "inputs" on the CM chip as requiring a higher input level.
Does anyone here use ANY of the HTOmega cards to record vinyl? I had my mind on the Claro Plus with the changeable Op-Amps.
As for headphones- I do not own a working pair, so I don't think that factors into my equation.
Would I be better off with the Asus Essence STX?
Newegg has the STX for $199 plus $8 shipping- or the Claro Plus for $175 free shippijng.
Tiger Direct also has the Essence STX for $179 with $5 shipping.