I'm confused :s
Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 10/27/13 at 2:21am
On Asus's website there are sound card drivers updates that are less then a month old, so can't see how anyone could say Asus stopped supporting their sound cards.
But I myself do prefer to use the third drivers "Unified Xonar Drivers".
And you know the funny part is that people actually seem to "hear" better quality from each driver version to the next, akin to that of extra performance from a old GPU driver to a newer one... whatever, as long as this Rob guy doesn't go around charging for his drivers and making himself entitled to be Creative's saving grace.
You know, I once installed a PAX driver to a X-Fi Fatality with the big i/o module attached to it because I thought it would maybe clear the driver resets. I didn't know by then that PAX was just about EQing but it was more annoyance and desperation (I hate complete new installations). You don't wanna know what terrifying dangerous thing happened during installation.....
Good to careful and not have headphones on during any sound card driver install that checks outputs, gain etc.... Sounds ridiculous but it proved to be pretty clever.
Sorry for banging on about this but I'd not seen this before (has anybody? Did I miss it somehow? Is it new?):
This could've answered a lot of questions that have been asked here previously. The one thing it specifically doesn't answer (and I'm thinking about your average Joe looking on Creative's Knowledgebase for answers) is, as we now know, the user you can then go on to select to output in "headphone mode" via Toslink. An extra screen illustrating this would've been good.
Until a few days a go, I never realised that in the speaker drop down box you could select headphones as well, or "Kopfhorers" . When people say yes it works in headphone mode, I hope they've not been meaning this? Not that you want to by all accounts, seeing as Speakers mode doesn't do HRTF well - but why put it in? (Image taken from the Recon3D CP):
And thanks all for putting up with me.
only issue i have is that the headphone port, when set to headphones, is 5.1, and will upmix stereo to 5.1 even if its not supposed to.. other than that, rock solid.
however, dont even try to use linux with them - from what i heard.
You know, as bad as Creative was with the X-fi drivers... their Z drivers like on an entirely different level. Sure the Z drivers aren't really fail-proof either but it is mostly stable for the most part. Get it.