I was reading some of the threads about this problem in the STX/ST series, and after this I am totaly sure I don't want to spend 160 bucks in a defective product
I'm thinking about an Xonar DX + desktop Amp
Is it a good combo? i own a Xonar DG right now, is it a good upgrade?
I like the idea of the Xonar DX used with an external headphone amplifier.
I've also hooked up an external headphone amplifier to the DG, fairly decent.
The Xonar DX (& D1, DS, DSX) use the same audio processor (C-Media CMI8788) as the Essence STX (& ST).
So the DX has the same surround sound features as the STX.
I do not myself consider the STX to be a defective product, I would say it's as good as it can be, for price it is selling for.
Works great with the 8 different headphones that I have used with it.