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I am poor. And I need to make a decision between this Bravura, the Xonar DX and Xonar DS

 

I use a sennheiser HD 555

 

Now keeping in mind I am poor and I need to save up for a new CPU I need you guys to make a decision for me/

 

 

Is the other cards really worth it over the Xonar DS? I am no audiophile I just like good clean powerful music.

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post #392 of 442
Thread Starter 

This is a great sounding card and has many options to improve the sound down the road.  It also has much better gaming support them other cards...

post #393 of 442

Hey look its ROBSCIX from guru 3d

 

Awesome just the man I was looking for.

 

Ok I had the Xonar DX before and it was incredible. But sold it cause I needed money to buy food.

 

Now that I have some money again I am thinking of buying either the xonar DS or the DX or this Bravura

 

Again I am no audiophile. And I won't change opamps etc

 

I just wanna know if this card is really worth it over the xonar DX for my senn HD555

 

I mean my HD555 plays so loud on the dx that I have to keep the volume at half

 

so would you say that by buying this Bravura, my sound experience will be that great off a difference as to justify the $50 price difference?

post #394 of 442
Thread Starter 

If you're into heavy gaming etc, I would go with the Bravura.

post #395 of 442

Well I do play games and watch movies.

 

But its not really heavy gaming per say.

 

What would the benefit be? a couple FPS more? or better environment sound etc?

 

 

Its for both gaming and music to be honest.

 

But won't the xonar DX also be great for music? I mean how much could the difference possibly?

 

But hey if that onboard Headphone AMP on the Bravura is gonna make a noticable difference on my HD555 then by all means I will invest the extra.

 

I guess I am mostly interested in the headphone AMP on the Bravura compared to the Xonar DX

 

How would you compare both? Is the AMP on the xonar even worth anything? I know with my denon D2000 the xonar dx was absolutely worthless I had to buy a Fiio E5 AMp for it but with the HD555 it ran it pretty well I think it was cause of the low sensitivity on the D2000


Edited by Denon2010 - 8/3/10 at 11:45am
post #396 of 442

I've got a horribly outdated GPU (8800GT), and I've never had any issue with audio-related FPS loss, so ignore that. I play stuffs like Crysis on highest 1600x1200 (but shaders reduced).

 

Audio without hardware acceleration was problematic waaay back in the day, but on modern machines it's not.

post #397 of 442

Yeah I know its not for gaming really

 

Its for music and movies also.

 

I am just concerned about the headphone AMP in the xonar vs the Bravura

 

But like ROB said the HD 555 is only 50 ohms and don't require any AMP

 

I know some people say well it does and it sounds better

 

But if their meaning of better is perfect golden ears and that kinda crap well it isn't worth it for me to be honest.

 

But if it is a big difference well then it may be something to consider

 

I mean why buy AMP when you can simply buy low impedence head phones>?

post #398 of 442

I would say go for it, think it like this, when you need to power future headphones, you will already have it. instead of go shopping for a standalone or it later on.

post #399 of 442

Im looking to get a 2nd soundcard for my LAN computer. And i already own a Forte. It's great but i had to do the taping mod all around the bracket of the card to ground it to prevent hiss in the headphone output. Once fixed, everything is good tho. Does the Braruva have the same grounding issue as the forte? I mean the Forte is really nice, but the grounding issue is just inexcusable for a card of its price range.

post #400 of 442

Hi!

 

Just wanted to ask if you guys could help me out: I wonder if the Bravura is capable of the following:

 

5.1 Speakers are plugged in - Speaker Settings set to 5.1 in the Audio Console. Music is playing.

 

=> Headphones are being plugged in in the headphone output (I mean the one on the I/O-panel of the card, not some sort of front panel headphone jack) => does the software/card detect this and does it mute the 5.1 speakers and switch the speaker settings to "headphones" automatically?

 

Regards

post #401 of 442
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Originally Posted by wein07 View Post

I mean the Forte is really nice, but the grounding issue is just inexcusable for a card of its price range.


True that. I have a HTHD 7.1 and it hisses like crazy. Ridiculous. Auzentech finally steps up with the ground switch on the Bravura, too late for the rest of us. It would be nice to see a hardware based EAX 5.0 Forte re-design with the switch included.


Edited by Needles - 10/5/10 at 8:50am
post #402 of 442

Yea even tho i never had to switch it on the bravura it was good it had it, Now if they do make a new forte. They should atleast make the headphone amp settings setable in its software instead of a jumper, or mode buttons on the bravura.

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Originally Posted by hohesc123 View Post

Hi!

 

Just wanted to ask if you guys could help me out: I wonder if the Bravura is capable of the following:

 

5.1 Speakers are plugged in - Speaker Settings set to 5.1 in the Audio Console. Music is playing.

 

=> Headphones are being plugged in in the headphone output (I mean the one on the I/O-panel of the card, not some sort of front panel headphone jack) => does the software/card detect this and does it mute the 5.1 speakers and switch the speaker settings to "headphones" automatically?

 

Regards


anybody?

post #404 of 442
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hohesc123 View Post

Hi!

 

Just wanted to ask if you guys could help me out: I wonder if the Bravura is capable of the following:

 

5.1 Speakers are plugged in - Speaker Settings set to 5.1 in the Audio Console. Music is playing.

 

=> Headphones are being plugged in in the headphone output (I mean the one on the I/O-panel of the card, not some sort of front panel headphone jack) => does the software/card detect this and does it mute the 5.1 speakers and switch the speaker settings to "headphones" automatically?

 

Regards


It should mute the speakers..IIRC.  With this card the speaker output and headphones output are seen as two totally different outputs.  So, for example you could have one song playing through your speakers and other playing through your headphones.
 

post #405 of 442

Thanks for the reply!

 

Ah OK, didn't know that, sounds interesting.

So I guess you can choose the primary output in the audio console?

 

For example: if I'm watching a movie with 5.1 sound, using my speakers first (speaker config set to 5.1 in the audio console), then plug the headphones in, does he play the sound via the headphones and most importantly, does he downmix the output to stereo on the headphone output automatically?

 

And can you assign a certain output to a certain app? For example, assigning WinAMP to the headphone output only?

 

Or does the driver create 2 devices? Like "Speakers - Auzen X-Fi Bravura" and "Headphones - Auzen X-Fi Bravura"?

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