I'm a music enthusiasm but I don't know much in the technical side.
Here's my setup : Asus P7P800 Pro motherboard | Asus Xonar DX | Logitech G51 sound system. I use the computer as much for listening to music, movies and playing games.
I just upgraded from motherboard sound to a Xonar DX, I though why not, let's try it! After hours fiddling with the power connector (seems to be a common problem) I finally get good sound and can enter in the Xonar Audio Center application.
-Are those speakers good enough to gain full advantage of the sound card?
-What should I choose as the Audio Channel? The manual say to select the one matching the audio source, but ain't it a bit annoying to switch it every time I go from playing mp3 to playing a game? In any case, I don't see any audible difference. I guess I should let it to 6 channels (for 5.1 speakers)?
-Same thing for the sample rate. Do I really need to go and switch to a different rate depending on which mp3 I'm listening to? Can I let it at the higher setting (? Why is the default value not it?
-Most importantly: Analog Out. I get that I should select 5.1 to get surround sound in games and movies, but selecting it output the stereo mp3 music to surround speakers and it just don't feel right. Is it the usual configuration or am I right saying that surround speakers should not be used in the case of stereo music?
-7.1 Virtual Speaker / Dolby Virtual Speaker : When should I enable those?
-My speaker kit offers a "matrix" button that seems to do a similar effect as selecting 5.1 in the analog out option. I always let it off for the same reason as mentioned above. I guess with that sound card I should never use it?
With my onboard sound it seemed as if it detected if the source was stereo or surround to enable or disable the surround speakers depending on what I was doing automatically, but with the Xonar Audio Center it seems I have to manually switch the analog output option. Why?
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