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post #31 of 42
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post #32 of 42
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hmm
post #33 of 42
Do check that your power connector is plugged in properly
infact replug it again and ensure that proper contact is being made
I have found that it can be tricky/fidgety on my d2x
post #34 of 42
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hmm you make a good point Hottuna.

It could be the power connector thats causing it cause it was kinda slack.
post #35 of 42
I know it's not as relevant. But what about a change of headphones? To something far more bassy? I really don't think having the headphones rattle is too good an idea.

My old roomate used to have the z5500 (running with audigy 2 ZS too i think). I always found it too bass heavy for my tastes.
post #36 of 42
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yeah actually the audigy 2 ZS was to bassy with my Z5500.

But remember the headphone has no AMP so a powerfull sound card with lots of bass will be good in my case. I think the Xonar is very clean and excellent for 5.1

But in terms of driving headphones the built in amp just sucks balls. Its a crying shame they could make such a crappy built in headphone amp on a card like a Xonar.
post #37 of 42
I have used the D2X with the HD595, it was very fine!!
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by john5220 View Post
yeah actually the audigy 2 ZS was to bassy with my Z5500.

But remember the headphone has no AMP so a powerfull sound card with lots of bass will be good in my case. I think the Xonar is very clean and excellent for 5.1

But in terms of driving headphones the built in amp just sucks balls. Its a crying shame they could make such a crappy built in headphone amp on a card like a Xonar.
Are you sure you aren't getting the EQ/tone controls mixed up with the performance of the internal headphone amplifier? In which case you might need to do a bit of research on how these things work before bagging out a product so much...
post #39 of 42
the power connector on my d2x has a pretty tight fit

the first time i installed it i did not plug it in properly. it was loose and i thought that was just the way it was
the sound produced was terrible and very low in volume
i thought it was faulty but i tried replugging it again
second time around i got it in nicely and it was a good tight fit and the sound was excellent.

it is certainly what i would call poor design really....
it looks like they have learnt their lesson as the xonar essence uses the standard 4-pin molex instead of the smaller more finicky floppy power connector.
post #40 of 42
After reading the whole thread, I think it's not Xonar DX not good, it's just that Xonar DX is not made to be a headphone AMP.

If you're really looking for a quality gear to drive your headphone, maybe look for the coming Xonar Essence STX or Claro Halo.
post #41 of 42
look into this thread again, I saw something interesting: SW EQ and HW EQ.

1. In fact, 99% of pro music software use SW EQ for professional results. So claiming HW EQ is better is really not the point at all.
2. How to tell if X-Fi is using HW EQ? In fact, I even doubt the common myth that X-FI is doing HW DDL, because if you look into the CPU loading, it still raises a lot when doing DDL, just like all other 8788 based cards, and it even takes more CPU to do the task. (Test based on my XFI Fatality and DX)
post #42 of 42
Maybe in Pro software it is different but most of us do not use Pro software to listen to mp3 files and any software equalizer I have ever used in a media player tends to cause distortion. I have a TB Santa Cruz and it has hardware EQ too. Doesn't really matter to me anyway because I disable the equalizer and play my music flat.
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