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post #136 of 591

So guys, do I get the ST, STX or STX II?

post #137 of 591

How is the headphone amp on this card using the HD 650? Is it comparable to the Schiit Magni or the O2 in quality?

 

I'm trying to get a sound card that will free up my front/back output jacks for my speakers, and allow me to completely ditch my headphone amps.

post #138 of 591

Hey guys, I found out that the STX II sound better with the stock Muses Opamp. I tried 49720NA/HA, 49860 as well as 49990 but it doesn't sound that good.

I'm using HFM He-560. I will try to compare with the Schiit stack and report soon. Again, comparing audio is really hard :))

post #139 of 591
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

So guys, do I get the ST, STX or STX II?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9551988&CatId=4489

 

The ST and STX II are both very good cards. I tried the STX but didn't like the sound, tried the ST and it was great.

But sent it back when i read the STX II was coming out.

post #140 of 591
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Originally Posted by Ultracer View Post
 

Hey guys, I found out that the STX II sound better with the stock Muses Opamp. I tried 49720NA/HA, 49860 as well as 49990 but it doesn't sound that good.

I'm using HFM He-560. I will try to compare with the Schiit stack and report soon. Again, comparing audio is really hard :))

The stock Muses sound good but was too laid back for me replaced the stock buffer with a stacked pair of OPA 637s.

Really opened up the sound to me.

Would be interesting to hear Muses01's in the I/V sockets.

post #141 of 591
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Originally Posted by Renfield1217 View Post
 

The stock Muses sound good but was too laid back for me replaced the stock buffer with a stacked pair of OPA 637s.

Really opened up the sound to me.

Would be interesting to hear Muses01's in the I/V sockets.

I was using HP so the buffer on my STX II is not used. So yeah.

 

BTW, after some time listening and comparing between STX II and Schiit Stack, both sound the same to me. Will spend more time on both set up though.

post #142 of 591
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Originally Posted by Ultracer View Post
 

I was using HP so the buffer on my STX II is not used. So yeah.

 

BTW, after some time listening and comparing between STX II and Schiit Stack, both sound the same to me. Will spend more time on both set up though.


Undertandable about the HP's and that says something about the STX II that it can stand up to the Schiit Stack they make really nice gear. I got the STX II to replace an old Auzentech Prelude and I am very pleased.

post #143 of 591
For anyone who currently has the STX II, plus some opamp's (preferably the Muse 02's), and who are waiting to get rid of them, please PM me. I'm interested in either buying them or trading my Bottlehead Crack + Speedball new in box, unassembled, for them.
post #144 of 591

I got the XONAR STX II + AKG K612 PRO. I'm really happy with them. I get so many little details from the background... i cant stop listening.

post #145 of 591

So I'm trying to figure out what is the difference between the STX II and the STX II 7.1. Is it only the daughter card that makes it 7.1 and nothing else?

post #146 of 591

Yes; the STX II base card is exactly the same.

post #147 of 591

Thanks, what's the consensus of the STX II's AQ compared to the Schiit Magni/Modi stack using HD 650? I'm trying to get rid of any extra amp/DAC's on my desk to clear up space, in fact I'm selling my bottlehead crack/speedball in doing so.

 

Also, what's the consensus on a good sounding opamp with the HD 650 besides the Muse 02? (how many of those do I need anyway)

post #148 of 591

You might want to ask Ultracer, they are running both the STX II and a Schiit Stack. From his posts above seems he can't tell the diff between them in stock mode.

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Hi Solarium just a heads up newegg now has these cards and are only charging $20 for the daughter card.

post #150 of 591

hi guys do you suggest me this audio card?I'm afraid it will cause noise because of the nearness with the vga (gtx 770). What do you think?

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