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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by HappyFunKid View Post
 

OK after about 3 mins of the installer being stuck a message comes up saying

'Please plug-in UNi Xonar Audio device!'

WTF does this mean that i installed my sound card WRONG?

i downloaded the latest one NOT the stable one.

Less then perfect drivers, same thing has happened to other Xonar user.

It might take several trys to get a complete install.

post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Less then perfect drivers, same thing has happened to other Xonar user.

It might take several trys to get a complete install.


OK i got everything up and running again with the NEW UNi driver. It does sound better now but that popping bass sound still exist at high volume its like a cracking pop sound. The bass is not very strong for a high Ohm head phone.... My creative tactic3d sigma sounds way better than these.

 

Also with the sample rate PCM what setting should i have it at?

 

also what about the ASIO setting?


Edited by HappyFunKid - 10/11/13 at 1:27am
post #18 of 30

Just as a thought in the asus sound card GUI in the effect tab is the eq set to default (0db flat) and all the dsp effects off ?

And in the mixer tab make sure to press reset so left and right channel are set to 75.

 

PCM on mine is set to off as i do not want this feature so it is not ticked I use the WASAPI plug in not ASIO.


Edited by J Mirra - 10/11/13 at 2:03am
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by J Mirra View Post
 

Just as a thought in the asus sound card GUI in the effect tab is the eq set to default (0db flat) and all the dsp effects off ?

And in the mixer tab make sure to press reset so left and right channel are set to 75.

 

PCM on mine is set to off as i do not want this feature so it is not ticked I use the WASAPI plug in not ASIO.


Done all of that, BTW what does PCM do? Also when i change the channel from 2 to 8 its sounds different, better i think?

post #20 of 30

Oh sorry i was confused with the SPDIF pcm , the pcm is the sample rate at which the card is running sorry about the confusion, doh, I use mostly 44.1khz music files so i have mine set to that.

 

Even if you had it set higher it would not make the driver pop IMO.

 

I use the Beyer T-1' and i like bass so i have mine eq'd and have only heard them pop once or twice because the eq was to high while watching a movie.

 

2 channels should be best have you gone to , start/ control panel/ sound / and set the pc to stereo and not surround?


Edited by J Mirra - 10/11/13 at 2:29am
post #21 of 30

Not sure if it helps but from my experience, ST(X) amplifier is not very good and there is more than audible distortion on higher gain settings...

 

I recommend not to use the mid and high gain setting at all, regardless of what headphones are you trying to drive with. Or better, buy a dedicated headphone amplifier and use RCA outputs from your STX soundcard to connect the amp with the card.

 

And yes, I am not kidding, I have the card at home... There simply is distortion on higher gain settings, no matter if you use bitperfect or not. The card offers a brilliant DAC for the price but the headphone amp is pretty poor...


Edited by emertxe - 10/11/13 at 2:31am
post #22 of 30

I have not had any problems driving my t-1's 600ohms on the high setting only by trying the 30 eq slider at 20db did i get clipping.

 

Any lower than high and the sound stage is effected and the slam is lost.

 

But i have changed the opAmps though.


Edited by J Mirra - 10/11/13 at 2:36am
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by J Mirra View Post
 

I have not had any problems driving my t-1's 600ohms on the high setting only by trying the 30 eq slider at 20db did i get clipping.

 

Any lower than high and the sound stage is effected and the slam is lost.

 

But i have changed the opAmps though.


Hi, i put the slider for bass to the highest... my 60 dollar gaming headset has 3 times more bass than the DT 990 i got.

post #24 of 30

In before any hate towards Sonic Electronix. I bought from them before and they did come sealed brand new.

 

So... have you contacted the seller directly? Maybe there was a mix-up in shipping if you really think the headphone is defective.

post #25 of 30

I have not heard the 990 but i have read many reviews and many threads on here and by all accounts they are known to have a tilt on the bass frequency's making them the bassier of the beyer range.

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by gilsont View Post
 

In before any hate towards Sonic Electronix. I bought from them before and they did come sealed brand new.

 

So... have you contacted the seller directly? Maybe there was a mix-up in shipping if you really think the headphone is defective.

Did you buy the same head phone as me? And yes they quickly responded and said they will send some RMA notice thing and i can return it... but the shipping costed me almost 50 bucks..... now if it costs 50 bucks to send it back and another 50 for them to send me another pair thats 150 total for shipping i have paid...

 

seeing as this is not my fault at all and them sending me an unsealed product (srsly wtf) should they pay for the shipping and handling for the exchange of another product?

post #27 of 30

I will add  am a dj of many styles and i like bass so i do have to eq my beyer set in the 30 and 60 area of my Xonar st with LME49860NA opAmps installed in the two headphone outs, to make them sound warm to my ears as i am used to club warmth and kick.

Maybe you are a basshead? and these feel cold and too neutral ? as mine do without eq'ing.

post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by HappyFunKid View Post
 

Did you buy the same head phone as me? And yes they quickly responded and said they will send some RMA notice thing and i can return it... but the shipping costed me almost 50 bucks..... now if it costs 50 bucks to send it back and another 50 for them to send me another pair thats 150 total for shipping i have paid...

 

seeing as this is not my fault at all and them sending me an unsealed product (srsly wtf) should they pay for the shipping and handling for the exchange of another product?


If after all the pc and xonar settings have been checked and double checked and you have tried them in another headphone amp and they still clip then i think they should pay shipping unless its in their terms.

post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by J Mirra View Post
 


If after all the pc and xonar settings have been checked and double checked and you have tried them in another headphone amp and they still clip then i think they should pay shipping unless its in their terms.


i've tried everything possible, and i dont know anyone with a headphone amp. The sound is so bad like really cheap broken speakers all crackling and stuff.

post #30 of 30

Even a hi-fi amp or a mp3 player just to rule out its not the Xonar playing up first>

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