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post #3361 of 3714
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Originally Posted by wilflare View Post
 

okay I have a Sound blaster Zx... which honestly has been VERY underutilized.

I still use my Audinst HUD-MX1 way more.

I do game on my PC but I don't know it justifies the cost of a sound card

any thoughts?

(I usually play the multiplatform games on PC, strategy, building sims and the PC-only indies)

 

I guess I'm too dumb as I really can't understand what your question is really about?

post #3362 of 3714
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

I guess I'm too dumb as I really can't understand what your question is really about?

 

my bad - missed out on the question

so my question is - should I keep the soundcard? or save the money? does it make that much of a difference with the kind of games I play to justify the cost?

post #3363 of 3714

Do you use the SBX surround function on the sound blaster z for virtual surround? Or use 5.1 speakers along side your headphone setup, if no then there no reason to keep the sound blaster z if you do not use any of those features. You could plug the sound blaster z into the aune thru RCA input but the problem is if you do, you will only be using the op-amp section of the unit which where the amp section is and not the tube section which is used thru usb in the dac section. Only way to use the tube along side the op-amp is if you use stereo mix(what u hear) to route it to the usb of the aune T1.


Edited by genclaymore - 3/12/15 at 7:13am
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For the life of me, I can't figure out why the BoomPro isn't working. It is plugged in correctly but doesn't show up in my recording devices. What am is missing here guys :confused:

 

 

 

(and please don't comment on the dust, lol!)

post #3365 of 3714
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Originally Posted by wilflare View Post
 

 

my bad - missed out on the question

so my question is - should I keep the sound card? or save the money? does it make that much of a difference with the kind of games I play to justify the cost?

 

Seems like the Audinst HUD-MX-1 is what you gravitate towards, so return the SB-Zx.

 

But did you try gaming with the SB-Zx and also have the on-board audio disabled, it the BIOS?

post #3366 of 3714
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Originally Posted by 8bitg33k View Post

For the life of me, I can't figure out why the BoomPro isn't working. It is plugged in correctly but doesn't show up in my recording devices. What am is missing here guys confused.gif







(and please don't comment on the dust, lol!)
If the headphone out is plugged into the mic in on the soundcard, you have it hooked up wrong. You're feeding the audio that you get from the soundcard into the mic. If you have echo/playback on, you'll essentially have an audio infinite loop. You'll need to use the red & green splitter that came with the boompro. Plug green into the Fiio and the red into the soundcard mic.My bad, the moda splitter isn't colored.

What do you mean by "Not showing up"? Are you expecting something to show up that says, "Boom Pro plugged in"?
Edited by MrEleventy - 3/16/15 at 7:52am
post #3367 of 3714
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


If the headphone out is plugged into the mic in on the soundcard, you have it hooked up wrong. You're feeding the audio that you get from the soundcard into the mic. If you have echo/playback on, you'll essentially have an audio infinite loop. You'll need to use the red & green splitter that came with the boompro. Plug green into the Fiio and the red into the soundcard mic.My bad, the moda splitter isn't colored.

What do you mean by "Not showing up"? Are you expecting something to show up that says, "Boom Pro plugged in"?

 

No. Of course not. I may be a noob but I'm not stupid.

 

Like it shows in the picture. The Asus Microphone is showing as "Currently unavailable". I don't understand why. The status should read "Ready".

 

EDIT: The BoomPro splitter does have little icons on each plug, one indicating Microphone and the other as headset. They are plugged in correctly.

Still not sure what the issue was, but I was able to resolve it by randomly trying different settings by right clicking on the devices and checking/ unchecking the "Listen to this Device" options.


Edited by 8bitg33k - 3/16/15 at 8:43am
post #3368 of 3714
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Originally Posted by 8bitg33k View Post

No. Of course not. I may be a noob but I'm not stupid.

Like it shows in the picture. The Asus Microphone is showing as "Currently unavailable". I don't understand why. The status should read "Ready".
My apologies. it's just a habit. I've done enough Friends & Family Tech Support that it's automatically the level I start at. smily_headphones1.gif
As for the mic issue, I'm not sure. I don't have anything plugged into my mic port and it still says "available"

I tried googling, came back with this
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I went to my sound card center... Start>All programs>Asus Xonar Dg Audio>Asus Xonar DG Audio Center. Then in the center I first went to the "Main" tab, and changed Analog out from 2 speakers to Headphones. Then I went to the "Mixer" tab then I clicked the little microphone looking thing next to the slide labeled "Mic". Inside that microphone tab, I changed "Front Microphone" to "Microphone". Hope this helps people, this will help for people with the same sound card, or if anyone has an audio center.

Since you're plugging into the back, maybe you need to change that setting?
post #3369 of 3714
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


My apologies. it's just a habit. I've done enough Friends & Family Tech Support that it's automatically the level I start at. smily_headphones1.gif
As for the mic issue, I'm not sure. I don't have anything plugged into my mic port and it still says "available"

I tried googling, came back with this
Since you're plugging into the back, maybe you need to change that setting?

 

No worries man - I totally get it. And I apologize for my snippy comeback, I am not at all well this morning and probably took your helpful comment the wrong way.

 

But yeah, it's working fine now. And by 'fine' I mean GREAT!! The BoomPro is really a great little device!


Edited by 8bitg33k - 3/16/15 at 8:47am
post #3370 of 3714
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Originally Posted by 8bitg33k View Post

No worries man - I totally get it. And I apologize for my snippy comeback, I am not at all well this morning and probably took your helpful comment the wrong way.

But yeah, it's working fine now. And by 'fine' I mean GREAT!! The BoomPro is really a great little device!


That's great to hear. smily_headphones1.gif Lemme know how the SQ is with the boompro. The mic is the last thing I need for my setup but been too lazy/unproductive to do it.
post #3371 of 3714
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


That's great to hear. smily_headphones1.gif Lemme know how the SQ is with the boompro. The mic is the last thing I need for my setup but been too lazy/unproductive to do it.

 

Will do for sure! I'll try and get on Skype or something with some people today and report back. From everything I've read though I expect legendary quality. Fwiw, VoiceAttack recognizes my commands much better now than with my old Dynex Desktop micro. The recognition rate has increased noticeably - although I cant quantify that in terms of stats I don't have to repeat myself as often as I did before.

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Does the Xonar DX (or any other high quality sound card) support Dolby Headphone through the line output so it can be used with an amp? I'm thinking about upgrading my Xonar DG which supports this feature. 


Edited by MrKazador - 3/16/15 at 1:25pm
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My Titanium HD does all of the effects through it's RCA outputs to my O2 amp.

post #3374 of 3714
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Originally Posted by MrKazador View Post
 

Does the Xonar DX (or any other high quality sound card) support Dolby Headphone through the line output so it can be used with an amp? I'm thinking about upgrading my Xonar DG which supports this feature. 

 

The Xonar DG, DGX, DS, DSX, D1 & DX will work fine with an external DAC/amp.

The DG, DGX, D1, DX will send Dolby Headphone out the line-output jack, to an external headphone amplifier.

The DS & DSX have DTS Headphone (not Dolby).

 

May times I've recommend to people to get the Xonar DX and an external headphone amplifier.

The Xonar DX and D1 have many of the same functions, as the Essence STX & ST. and all use the same C-media CMI8788 audio processor.

post #3375 of 3714
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Originally Posted by MrKazador View Post
 

Does the Xonar DX (or any other high quality sound card) support Dolby Headphone through the line output so it can be used with an amp? I'm thinking about upgrading my Xonar DG which supports this feature. 

 

I just realized that the Front lineout on the Xonar DG is also the headphone port which is amplified. The DX and D1 don't have a headphone amplifier?

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