Hi , after many months with the stx , im still not happy with it , even after upgrading opamps , theres no doubting its very high music reproduction , but it just doesnt suit my ears , i do find myself listening to music and being astonished at the quality/reproduction but im not tapping my toes and being involved with the music ? even though its feeding a tube amp , i think its just to good/clinical for my old ears , !
So im going to downgrade , before this card i had the dgx , which i found more musical and involving , but fail a bit short on the reproduction side plus some minor background noise.
Ive been considering the following
Asus Xonar U7
Asus Xonar DX
Asus Xonar DS
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB
Should i consider anything else ?
Your help and knowledge would be great , many thanks