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Originally Posted by Redshift Rider View Post
 

 

Set the output to 2 speakers and set volume to 100 in asus control center (to control volume use m-stage only).

Set the appropriate gain on the m-stage for HD600. They are 300 ohms, so i guess you should try both 10 and 18 gain settings and see how do you like it.

 

Thanks! will have a play, had those settings already on the stx, but will have a play around with the gain.

post #4712 of 4896
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Originally Posted by Powahlam View Post

I just got a set of LME 49720HA from ebay but I notice they didn't come with a 8 dip adapter is there a way of installing it by just bending the pins but they are pretty long ??? Or is there a way to just buy the adapter??

You can just bend them a little yes.

post #4713 of 4896
I tried bending one but it seems like it's too long to put the cover back on after =(
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Originally Posted by Powahlam View Post

I tried bending one but it seems like it's too long to put the cover back on after =(

Come on, cut it ^^

post #4715 of 4896
U can cut it ?? And would that impact performance ??? Kinda a noon at this
post #4716 of 4896

You can cut the 8 legs to make it shorter without any problem. Look at google image for LME49720HA and you will see one very short cutted on a STX socket.


Edited by wanted110 - 10/31/13 at 11:02am
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Right,without the slightly undefined bass that I feel they can have at times through the line-outs.thank you

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post #4718 of 4896
Plugged it in only one side of the sound works =/ think I broke it when I cut and bent it to make it work .. There goes 25 down the drain
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Recently moved a Xonar ST to a new computer and things have changed.

 

I noticed a lack of definition, muddy sound, listening fatigue.

Also noticed a very loud floor noise when playing music. I'm not sure if it was there before.

 

1) The card is in a PCI slot from a Z87 MB. That's not native PCI.

2) The card is sitting right next to a 480GTX. Haven't tried using on Z87 video.

3) There's a new PSU which should be better than the last one.

 

Anyone experienced this kind of behavior?

post #4720 of 4896
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Originally Posted by Novorei View Post
 

Recently moved a Xonar ST to a new computer and things have changed.

 

I noticed a lack of definition, muddy sound, listening fatigue.

Also noticed a very loud floor noise when playing music. I'm not sure if it was there before.

 

1) The card is in a PCI slot from a Z87 MB. That's not native PCI.

2) The card is sitting right next to a 480GTX. Haven't tried using on Z87 video.

3) There's a new PSU which should be better than the last one.

 

Anyone experienced this kind of behavior?


Did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS?

Try removing the Asus drivers/software and install the "Unified Xonar Drivers".

Try using Foobar2000, for playing audio files.

post #4721 of 4896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novorei View Post
 

Recently moved a Xonar ST to a new computer and things have changed.

 

I noticed a lack of definition, muddy sound, listening fatigue.

Also noticed a very loud floor noise when playing music. I'm not sure if it was there before.

 

1) The card is in a PCI slot from a Z87 MB. That's not native PCI.

2) The card is sitting right next to a 480GTX. Haven't tried using on Z87 video.

3) There's a new PSU which should be better than the last one.

 

Anyone experienced this kind of behavior?

Interesting.

 

I had ST long time ago, and was in a familiar situation. Couple things I did was:

1) Place the audio card at the furthest slot, away from other cards

2) Earth the computer case.

 

This is probably a bad idea, but I will share it anyway. With extreme caution:

3) Use an aluminum fold and wrap it around a cardboard, put the cardboard to separate audio card from the rest of the peripherals. Careful there you have to make sure it doesn't touch any component or it MIGHT short your devices - You have been warned :P Earth it with option 2.

I slot the cardboard into one of the PCI slot - but make sure that the bottom part which connects to the PCI slot does not have aluminum fold!


Edited by OneSec - 11/6/13 at 1:05am
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Originally Posted by Novorei View Post

 

Also noticed a very loud floor noise when playing music. I'm not sure if it was there before.

 

Do you have anything external connected to the sound card, particularly an amplifier ?

 

Are you using the front panel headphone jack ?

post #4723 of 4896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novorei View Post
 

Recently moved a Xonar ST to a new computer and things have changed.

 

I noticed a lack of definition, muddy sound, listening fatigue.

Also noticed a very loud floor noise when playing music. I'm not sure if it was there before.

 

1) The card is in a PCI slot from a Z87 MB. That's not native PCI.

2) The card is sitting right next to a 480GTX. Haven't tried using on Z87 video.

3) There's a new PSU which should be better than the last one.

 

Anyone experienced this kind of behavior?


No....suggestion...reseat the xonar and listen again...also make sure hda is disabled in the bios...good luck!

 

Cheers!

 

Gustav


Edited by Gustav Mahler - 11/6/13 at 8:27am
post #4724 of 4896
Hi everyone,

i'm a happy owner of the xonar stx for about a year now but I have a problem that is driving me crazy. The card is picking up noise from the PC all the time and in the past few months it has become very audiable. i hear the hard drives spinning and this very annoying tzzzzt sound. Has anyone experienced this and if so, is there a solution other than getting an external dac?

Thanks
Eli
post #4725 of 4896
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Originally Posted by eliben85 View Post

Hi everyone,

i'm a happy owner of the xonar stx for about a year now but I have a problem that is driving me crazy. The card is picking up noise from the PC all the time and in the past few months it has become very audiable. i hear the hard drives spinning and this very annoying tzzzzt sound. Has anyone experienced this and if so, is there a solution other than getting an external dac?

Thanks
Eli

Front panel or rear jack?  I never got the front panel to quiet down but no noise at all from the rear jack.

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