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post #4156 of 4875

is anyone having the same issue of when you put the computer to sleep, and sometimes, only sometimes when you wake it up, the Essence STX looses its volume. and i mean overall volume is dropped by like some 30db. doesn't matter what volume is you set it to, or gain level, everything just sounds almost silent. only way to fix this is to either restart, or log off and log back on. 

 

just wondering if this is a driver issue, or that i should return the card and get a new one. 

post #4157 of 4875

Hi

 

I have my STX connected to my STR 2400ES amp. It's connected via Optical. When I watch Dolby movies the blue light which indicates a dolby signal is being received doesn't light up on the amp. The STX is set to send PCM. Is there any other setting which I should have enabled or disabled to get this to work?

 

Thanks 

 

Edit - NVM seems using 2 channels on the amp doesn't light the indicator. As long as LPCM is showing it is apparently still receiving a dolby source.


Edited by majnu - 2/9/13 at 12:04pm
post #4158 of 4875

So I'm not understanding this ASIO stuff from this link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/asus-xonar-essence-stx-virtual-7-1-channels-pci-express-interface-124-db-snr-headphone-amp-card#wiki

 

Do you have to install the plugin separately into foobar or does the Uni Xonar drivers already include them?

post #4159 of 4875

Hi, is anybody else  experiencing a pop when you start playing a sound (music, video, it doesn't really matter). It happens most of the time, but not always. Sometimes  it's very loud and it's starting to bother me.

Thanks for any help.

post #4160 of 4875
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Originally Posted by kotk View Post

Hi, is anybody else  experiencing a pop when you start playing a sound (music, video, it doesn't really matter). It happens most of the time, but not always. Sometimes  it's very loud and it's starting to bother me.

Thanks for any help.

No, I never had even a hint of that.

post #4161 of 4875
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

I have my STX connected to my STR 2400ES amp. It's connected via Optical. When I watch Dolby movies the blue light which indicates a Dolby signal is being received doesn't light up on the amp. The STX is set to send PCM. Is there any other setting which I should have enabled or disabled to get this to work?

Edit - NVM seems using 2 channels on the amp doesn't light the indicator. As long as LPCM is showing it is apparently still receiving a Dolby source.

How many speakers are connected to the Sony?

 

STX output setting for receiver/speaker 5.1

Audio channels  6

Sample Rate   24/96

Audio Out   2-speaker

S/PDIF enabled, set to Dolby Digital live (DDL).

 

PCM is 2-channel (which is fine for 2.0 or 2.1 analog speaker)

Dolby Digital live (DDL) is up to 6-channels (5.1) of compressed audio.

post #4162 of 4875
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Originally Posted by howzz1854 View Post

is anyone having the same issue of when you put the computer to sleep, and sometimes, only sometimes when you wake it up, the Essence STX looses its volume. and i mean overall volume is dropped by like some 30db. doesn't matter what volume is you set it to, or gain level, everything just sounds almost silent. only way to fix this is to either restart, or log off and log back on. 

 

just wondering if this is a driver issue, or that i should return the card and get a new one. 

 

so no one has this issue at all? am i the only one?

post #4163 of 4875
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Originally Posted by howzz1854 View Post

so no one has this issue at all? am i the only one?

What drivers are you using?
post #4164 of 4875
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Originally Posted by Simcon View Post


What drivers are you using?

i am using the latest Asus driver from their website. i am hesitant to use the Unified driver since it's not official. 

post #4165 of 4875
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Originally Posted by crossfire View Post

So I'm not understanding this ASIO stuff from this link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/asus-xonar-essence-stx-virtual-7-1-channels-pci-express-interface-124-db-snr-headphone-amp-card#wiki

 

Do you have to install the plugin separately into foobar or does the Uni Xonar drivers already include them?

No one?

post #4166 of 4875

hello, is Dolby headphone in Essense STX better than Xear surround headphone ? I currently have Xonar Phoebus and xear surround headphone option is absolutely terrible in my Phoebus ..And I m also not satisfied with the Dolby Home Theater 4 too. so I'm thinking about moving in to STX. can someone please comment on Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Pro-Logic II on STX .. ?


Edited by appsmarsterx - 2/23/13 at 6:12am
post #4167 of 4875

Ok so I have an STX and some HD800 headphones I recently bought. Just didnt quite sound right. Female vocals had a bit of hissing etc. Seemed like others had similar experiences. So I ran a sine wave sweep and noticed around 5400hz and 6800hz had massive spikes for example.

 

I spent about an hour equalizing and now find music so much more natural. In fact after listening to my equalized profile for awhile on classical guitar then going back to the default setting it sounds so unnatural its amazing.

 

I have ordered a couple of different op amps to try as well so will be interesting to see if they are more natural than the default ones or whether they require equalizing as well. will report back asap.

 

Anyway I am now very happy with this combo and am not tempted to get a higher end headphone DAC and amp combination. I might also take some music im used to listening to a HI-FI store down the road that have a High end Amp with the HD800's and let you know how I think it compares to the equalized Xonar STX.

post #4168 of 4875

Generally speaking, does swapping opamps change the output level of the soundcard (I'm thinking through the RCA line level outputs) or should it be more or less the same?

post #4169 of 4875

No, the output values are not really set in that way.

post #4170 of 4875

Just read about these Unified drivers.. are they really better than the asus drivers?  I am runnign windows 8 64bit at the moment.  Thx for any info.. What advantages do they have over the Asus drivers?

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