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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well I got an Asus STX soundcard yesterday for my KRK Rokit 8 G2's.

 

I ran RCA from card, and XLR into the monitors.

 

Sounds really good.

 

I do get some alien-sounding feedback in the monitors, when music isn't playing. I guess that's because the cables are unbalanced? How can I fix that?

But anyways, my main question is. I installed the Asus STX Audio Center program for Win7, I tweaked the sounds, and made a custom EQ.

 

The EQ I made, has a REALLY nice sound, deep lows, but still has a nice clear voice in music. But when I go to YouTube vids (Or anything online), it doesn't sound like the EQ. I can even change it to any EQ pre-set and the YouTube music still sounds the same exact.

 

 

But when I listen to personal stuff on my PC, such as iTunes, movies, etc. The EQ is VERY noticable, sounds amazing. And if I go to default on EQ, then I can SURELY hear a difference.

 

 

So why is the EQ not working for music online?

 

I listen to iTunes alot of course, but at times I wanna hear new stuff on YouTube and sadly the monitors and pack a punch like they do with iTunes music, since it doesn't keep the custom EQ.

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

Great, no help.

post #3 of 16

I think a few hours is too short a wait to conclude that wink.gif

 

But I don't know why it's not working for you either.

 

Here's a thread where I posted a workaround that should work for everything (VAC+VSTHost) is a bit complicated though

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/598998/how-cut-highest-treble-down-to-acceptable-level#post_8195268

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

I don't even understand what you're trying to help with. I guess cuz you're from Hong Kong, and I'm not.

 

My Asus EQ doesn't work when I playback anything from the internet.

 

I don't wanna mess with all that BS. I want my Asus EQ to work like it's suppose to.

post #5 of 16
Gee, I'm sure you're going to get all the help you want real soon with that attitude of yours rolleyes.gif
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by EliteGeek91 View Post

 

I do get some alien-sounding feedback in the monitors, when music isn't playing. I guess that's because the cables are unbalanced? How can I fix that?

 

Did you try using the RCA inputs on the speakers ?

 

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Na, all I have is RCA to XLR cables. And then a friend gave me TRS 1/4" to XLR (Which I don't think I can use).

 

Should I get like RCA to RCA? Or maybe RCA to TRS 1/4" (That will plug into the monitor)?

post #8 of 16

What do you have the windows audio panel set to for playback rate?

 

What is the card set to for playback rate?

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by ROBSCIX View Post

What do you have the windows audio panel set to for playback rate?

 

What is the card set to for playback rate?



Thanks for your help.

 

Well I have it set to 24-bit, 192k. Is that right? I figured so, since the card does 24-bit, 192k.

 

Edit: Also in the STX Audio Center, the card is also set to PCM 192KHz. I guess that's right?


Edited by EliteGeek91 - 3/11/12 at 3:13pm
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by EliteGeek91 View Post


 



Thanks for your help.

 

Well I have it set to 24-bit, 192k. Is that right? I figured so, since the card does 24-bit, 192k.

 

Edit: Also in the STX Audio Center, the card is also set to PCM 192KHz. I guess that's right?

Set it to 16/44.1 and try some settings on the EQ. :)
 

 

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Okay thanks bud. Will do. 

Just one question, will that make my iTunes music and whatnot, play back in less quality?

Cuz I listen to my iTunes music (320k quality), and watch Blu Rays often, and want it to sound the best it can. :)

But will try that now man. Thanks.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by EliteGeek91 View Post

Okay thanks bud. Will do. 

Just one question, will that make my iTunes music and whatnot, play back in less quality?

Cuz I listen to my iTunes music (320k quality), and watch Blu Rays often, and want it to sound the best it can. :)

But will try that now man. Thanks.

No, the two do not relate to each other in that way.

For music, unless you are using some high resolution files, everything is 16/44.1 anyway.

For Blueray, unless you have the right hardware you are getting downsampling to about 16/44.1 or 16/48.

 

Try it and let me know if it fixes ithe trouble.  Should fix it for you.


 

 

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Oh man, it worked!!

Thanks a million!!

I went and watched "Let It Rock" on YouTube, after setting it to 16, 44.1, and then I was switching the EQ, and can hear it change now!! I now have tons of bass, when it was flat before.

 

But yeah, that's awesome. I just hope it doesn't make everything else sound like crap.

 

I'm not mad, it's just I paid $177 for it, to get the BEST sound possible, and I don't understand why it needs to be at 16, 44.1 to work lol.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by EliteGeek91 View Post

Oh man, it worked!!

Thanks a million!!

I went and watched "Let It Rock" on YouTube, after setting it to 16, 44.1, and then I was switching the EQ, and can hear it change now!! I now have tons of bass, when it was flat before.

 

But yeah, that's awesome. I just hope it doesn't make everything else sound like crap.

 

I'm not mad, it's just I paid $177 for it, to get the BEST sound possible, and I don't understand why it needs to be at 16, 44.1 to work lol.

No problem.  The issue you are having is the effects will only work at rates under 96 and 192.  You can try 96 but I am sure the effects will only work with 16/44.1 and 16/48.

 

Glad I could help.
 

 

post #15 of 16

Thanks for that, I've had mine for almost 2 months and never realized this ............gs1000.gif

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