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post #346 of 2092
What MLE mentions is a basic feature of every Z or X-Fi card.

By enabling "Stereo Mix" over SPDIF, CMSS-3DHP/SBX Surround (headphones) get outputted over the optical out.

I used this for years and it's very essential.
post #347 of 2092
Yes, what fegefeuer and MLE said.
That was the very reason why I bought the X7 in the first place... And thus I hope it will be added, or rather enabled.
post #348 of 2092
^ +1

A conspicuous omission.
post #349 of 2092

How can I tell if the firmware installed correctly? I followed the directions and then when it was done, I simply turned it off, unplugged the DC power and USB, waited 10 seconds, then plugged them both back in and turned on. Is there a way to see the Firmware version number somewhere?

post #350 of 2092

Another suggestion would be an update button on the X7 Control panel that could update for driver, firmware, and the control panel software itself. The interface should also let us know which bits are up to date, kind of like Apple's software update: does a check and lets you know if it's out of date or not and if not provides a download option.

post #351 of 2092

Anyone know when the E-MU XM7's will be released? I'd like to get these along with a new subwoofer.  

 

Edit: Nevermind, the press release document found here, http://www.shareinvestor.com/news/news.html?source=sg_si_express&nid=107301, says end of April and will be available on their website store. I was hoping it would be available via Amazon too. :( 


Edited by Sedare38 - 4/10/15 at 1:29pm
post #352 of 2092
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Originally Posted by Sedare38 View Post
 

Anyone know when the E-MU XM7's will be released? I'd like to get these along with a new subwoofer.  

 

Edit: Nevermind, the press release document found here, http://www.shareinvestor.com/news/news.html?source=sg_si_express&nid=107301, says end of April and will be available on their website store. I was hoping it would be available via Amazon too. :( 

I wouldn't be surprised if they were available on Amazon as well. When I bought my X7 through Amazon, it actually said it was shipped by Creative. I think they have a close distribution relationship.

post #353 of 2092

Yeah, when I bought my x7 through creative, it was shipped by amazon as well. If only amazon would have honored that 100 buck off coupon i could have gotten free 2-day as well through prime. :P

post #354 of 2092
Great review. Thanks.
Could any1 here help me.
I wanna buy a x7 for gamin but beside that I luv hi quality music too.
Curently I have a a 200 p and beyedynamics 990 600 ohms headphone.
First I wanna know if x7 has the ability to drive my headphone?
Next I wanna know if it has a better quality compare to my portable a 200 p.
Thanks for your helps. I am not a pro.

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post #355 of 2092
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by byasini View Post

Curently I have a a 200 p and beyedynamics 990 600 ohms headphone.
First I wanna know if x7 has the ability to drive my headphone?
Next I wanna know if it has a better quality compare to my portable a 200 p.

 

Yes, X7 has enough voltage to drive 600 ohms headphones, but I'm not sure of the synergy with Beyerdynamic DT990.

Also I don't have experience with portable a 200 p, so I cannot comment on the quality differences.

post #356 of 2092
990 with X7 = not a good idea. the X7 sounds a bit lean and bright by default. The 990 is lean and SUPER bright. You're emphasizing the worst traits of the 990 with the X7. I would suggest some really smooth/warm/thick op-amps if you're gonna get an X7.

Also, I still don't think the X7 makes a good amp for 600ohm headphones. The Fiio E9 is more powerful than the X7 at 600ohms, and it sounded bottlenecked with the 990/600ohm. I expect worst results with the X7. There is no headroom there.
post #357 of 2092
Or see if you like EQ'ing down the treble a bit. The X7 can do it, so it's worth a shot.

I found the less bright DT880 to be too... Well, almost tinny for my tastes (hollow mids) but the treble was still too bright and eventually painful for me on all of my amps. So, I wouldn't personally choose a DT in the first place, but if you already have them and don't feel like selling them, then a little EQ tweak might be enjoyable.
post #358 of 2092

What would you recommend for an immersive console gaming experience through the x7 for around $300?  Currently considering Mr Speaker Mad dogs, HD650, Fidelio X2

post #359 of 2092
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockytopwiz View Post
 

What would you recommend for an immersive console gaming experience through the x7 for around $300?  Currently considering Mr Speaker Mad dogs, HD650, Fidelio X2

 

I like my Fidelio X1 with X7, good match.

post #360 of 2092
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockytopwiz View Post

What would you recommend for an immersive console gaming experience through the x7 for around $300?  Currently considering Mr Speaker Mad dogs, HD650, Fidelio X2

X1 for more immersion, X2 for better all rounder, yet still immersive.
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