Originally Posted by RamGuy
I'm having trouble with SPDIF (Optical) from Creative Titanium HD to my Asus Xonar Essence One. It mostly works, but small audio clips like the one you get when you click the audio mixer / leveler in Windows which give you the small Windows notification sound it clips mid-sound so I only hear the first and the last portion of the audio and not the middle. This is really frustrating as it gives me a hard time noticing Skype notifications and various other things at times.
There is no problem using in for Skype calls, gaming and whatnot so I have no real clue what might cause the issue. I tried switching to coax instead of optical but it does not seem like the Creative Titanium HD supports coax so that didn't work and I have also tried with a complete re-installation of the drivers, the operating system and with standard drivers and modified drivers. They all give the same results.
It's not a huge problem, but it's something I would prefer to get fixed. I'm using SPDIF from Creative Titanium HD in order to get CMSS:3D (surround virtualization) in games and movies as the Essence One does not support any kind of surround matrix itself and there is sadly no support for surround bitstreming like Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live or anything and no Dolby Headphones, Dolby Pro Logic etc..
Originally Posted by RamGuy
I just stumbled upon something I have never seen before; http://software.store.creative.com/p/software/sound-blaster-x-fi-mb3
Creative does not mention anything about compatibility with various hardware so I have no clue whether it would work with the Xonar Essence One over USB? But I have people reporting it works with Logitech G930 using USB (external audio card) so unless the C-Media chip in the Xonar Essence One is not supported it should work?
Having the software completely separated from my on-board audio card would make me able to simply toss my Titanium HD out of the loop and simply relay directly on the Essence One running USB and with the Creative Software Suit I would still be able to get the surround virtualisation I want.
There's something else you can try, namely Voicemeeter Banana.
If you install Voicemeeter Banana, your get two new devices in windows playback devices. One will be called "Voicemeter Input" which you set up as normal, so if its multi channel then make it multi channel, then select that as the default device.
Now run Voicemeeter Banana, everything will now be coming into Voicemeeter Banana under "Virtual Inputs" on the Voicemeter VAIO channel. You need to enable A1 on that channel which will send it to the A1 channel in the master section.
Now click on the A1 next to "hardware out" and select your Essences One (your essence one must be on), one of those in the list should be ASIO, if you enable that, your bit perfect light should come on.
Then give it a try.
That other device in playback devices is for the other virtual channel Voicemeeter AUX.
There's a manual on that page I linked to, its not that hard to figure out, I use it for the Parametric EQ with Spotify free.
Disconnect your optical cable before you start.
Edited by 4Real - Today at 9:51 am