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The question is if you are looking for 2 channel stereo or surround like 5.1 7.1
post #62 of 326
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

The question is if you are looking for 2 channel stereo or surround like 5.1 7.1

Ah, I'm going for a 2.0 speaker setup. Sorry for the confusion.
Deciding between this and the X-Fi HD external USB dac/amp by creative, it is cheaper by ~30%.
Or I might get a better dac. No rush for me, taking my time to think.
post #63 of 326
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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.

 

Try using the U7 with a USB isolator. like this one (there are many similar devices available).

post #64 of 326
If you want Dolby Sorrund from your 2.0 setup, take the STX. It's driver allows that. On th U7 you need to connect thespeakers to the headphone out to get this effect. If you only want stereo in good quslity, the the U7 is ok.
post #65 of 326
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

If you want Dolby Sorrund from your 2.0 setup, take the STX. It's driver allows that. On th U7 you need to connect thespeakers to the headphone out to get this effect. If you only want stereo in good quslity, the the U7 is ok.

Will connecting my speakers to a creative z series (lineout) allow surround?
Thanks for your quick responses!
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post #67 of 326

I ordered my Xonar U7 but its going to take a while to get here in the US. I think you said you have the Fildelio X1 too? Does the output impedance from the xonar u7 make the X1 not sound as good as they could?

 

Been reading a few threads the recommendation was < 2ohm impedance is optimum for Fidelio X1.

post #68 of 326
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I ordered my Xonar U7 but its going to take a while to get here in the US. I think you said you have the Fildelio X1 too? Does the output impedance from the xonar u7 make the X1 not sound as good as they could?

 

Been reading a few threads the recommendation was < 2ohm impedance is optimum for Fidelio X1.

Sorry, I don't have or had the X1. My Ultrasone Signature DJ has 32 Ohm and does not suffer from the output impedance of the U7. Sounds perfect for me.

post #69 of 326

Well seems the headphone amp is not super strong on the U7 from the review. I see you can set the gain on the headphone amp. Would setting it to low make the impedance low enough say 2 ohms?

post #70 of 326

The gain setting does not alter the output impedance.

post #71 of 326
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Are your speakers stereo?
 

if there is two of them, they are stereo :D


Edited by pcharouz - 8/30/13 at 3:23pm
post #72 of 326
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

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

not sure if this is relevant, but on my Asus Xonar D2X I have a stereo mix recording device. Asus is generally consistent with offering extensive features on all it's products though all these products are also consistent in that there is a noticeable learning curve to configuring them properly :)

 

I imagine Stereo Mix is there but it's hidden or disabled. Try right clicking in the "Recording Devices" window and enabling the option labelled "Show Disabled Devices"

post #73 of 326

Interesting post, I wonder, can you run the U7 out to a headphone amp and is the microphone still functional at the same time.

 

Looking at one of these especially for BF4 and need a dac that has a mic option, currently running a E10 and don't want to use the mobo's onboard mic!

post #74 of 326

I'm kind of looking for new bookshelf speakers.

Will my U7 do a good job in driving hifi speakers?

post #75 of 326
It will work for active speakers.
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