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post #46 of 280

Thank you for replying to me.

 

On some soundcards they call it "What you Hear"

 

Is there something like this ?

 

Sorry for my bad english :)


Edited by Ilian - 8/19/13 at 12:24am
post #47 of 280
I will check onthis tonight. Should this be in the Windows device settings or in the Xonar software?
post #48 of 280

In Windows 7 Recording devices.

post #49 of 280

Sorry Illian, there is not such recording device. I only have microphone and line in on the U7.

post #50 of 280

Hi there!

 

I recently bought the Asus Xonar U7 and it has worked fine so far with my headphones. Unfortunately, after plugging in my KRK Rokit 5 active speakers into the RCA jacks of the U7, I am getting constant static noise, no matter the volume (even when the U7 is set to mute). The audio itself it playing fine though.

The KRK speakers previously were connected to another audio interface on the same computer with balanced TRS cables. So I can rule out any of the involved devices being broken. I am also using quality cables.

 

Strangely, when I move my mouse around, play a 3D game or use the scroll bar in a window, the static noise gets worse.

 

Initial research showed that this apparently is a ground loop problem but I have no knowledge about these things.

 

Does anyone know how I might be able to fix it? Thanks!


Edited by Cence - 8/20/13 at 5:59pm
post #51 of 280

We heard about such things from some users who use headphone amps with their pc for gaming. It always seems to be the mouse creating the noise. I have very cheap Logitech speakers connected to the RCA jacks and have not such issue. Is the mouse USB plug sitting next to the Xonar USB plug @ the PC side? Which mouse do you use? Can you try a different mouse?

post #52 of 280

I have tried all possible USB connection combinations (it was on another USB controller as the mouse before) but unfortunately it didn't change a thing. Disconnecting the mouse doesn't stop the problem either. I am using a Logitech G600.

post #53 of 280
USB hub might help?
post #54 of 280

I'm interested in getting one of these, but how does this compare with say a Creative Soundblaster Z and Titanium HD?

Also, has anyone tried using the line-out/RCA outputs with their speakers? How does it sound? Would getting a sound card be a better investment?

post #55 of 280
I can assure you it is a decent sound card by itself. And I use the RCA lone out for my stereo desktop speakers. I works flawless. Asus did some decent things under the XONAR name, you cannot go wrong.
post #56 of 280
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

I can assure you it is a decent sound card by itself. And I use the RCA lone out for my stereo desktop speakers. I works flawless. Asus did some decent things under the XONAR name, you cannot go wrong.

 

Thanks for this. I have someone offering me a second hand X-FI HD (Creative) External DAC at a very decent price. Argh, should I get the Asus or the Creative?

I might go with a soundcard though, just afraid headphones will be too short to reach the rear of my rig(NZXT Switch 810) on the floor, and yes it is a MASSIVE full tower case.

post #57 of 280

I had a Corsair 800D as my last rig. I had a AKG K401 with a 12 ft cable, so it could easily reach my Xonar Essence STX. But unplugging the cord was always a hassle.Now I am perfectly happy with my U7 on my big tower ( Fractal Design Define) and my U1 on my gaming laptop. I switched to Xonar cards when Microsoft released Vista. Since that date the Creative drivers have become less effective, because MS changed the Windows sound engine. So I still lean more to the Xonar side.


Edited by pietcux - 8/25/13 at 4:53am
post #58 of 280
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

I had a Corsair 800D as my last rig. I had a AKG K401 with a 12 ft cable, so it could easily reach my Xonar Essence STX. But unplugging the cord was always a hassle.Now I am perfectly happy with my U7 on my big tower ( Fractal Design Define) and my U1 on my gaming laptop. I switched to Xonar cards when Microsoft released Vista. Since that date the Creative drivers have become less effective, because MS changed the Windows sound engine. So I still lean more to the Xonar side.

 

Thanks for your input. How does the U7 compare with the STX? I'm pretty sure someone said they sounded quite the same for headphones.

But like I've mentioned, main usage will be for my ACTIVE speakers. So how will the (line out) DAC for the U7 fair against the STX?

 

Although the U7 is fairly new..  really hoping to see more reviews and input(by the community) on it. 


Edited by Happy Hacking - 8/27/13 at 7:51am
post #59 of 280
Are your speakers stereo?
post #60 of 280
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Are your speakers stereo?

 

They are the Swans M200MKII. Unable to answer your question since I am practically an idiot to audio related stuff, just gotten into these things and now I'm hooked for better SQ.

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