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    Is optical that much better?

    Ahh that would make sense as to why it has no optical input then...kind of a bum deal. I am seriously considering the mix amp though, not just for the surround. I have a really big issue with how low voice chat is when you use any other headphones but the standard 360 ones...ability to use your...
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    Is optical that much better?

    Yes, it has digital input, although I haven't thought to try it. Really I don't need the greatest quality ever for a videogame, I was just wondering if there would be a significant difference or not. I guess I can see for myself...thanks everyone.
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Brando Could somebody with the Essence stx please run dxdiag and tell me if it works or not? Please list your motherboard and OS in your post as well. It blue screens and restarts when I try just like when I try to play FEAR. This is in windows xp 32 bit. The...
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    Buying used headphones - good or bad?

    Nice I got them for about 235 with shipping...I got upgradeitis after a few days of the HD 555's...but im selling them to a friend so it all worked out.
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    Buying used headphones - good or bad?

    Yes those are the ones...I was going to buy another pair new at 280 but some ass bid sniped me at the last second.
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    Buying used headphones - good or bad?

    I really want to get this pair of Sennheiser 650's that I see, but the problem is that the guy says there's been about 300 hours of use on it. My question is do you think this will affect the headphones positively or negatively? They aren't that much cheaper than a set of new (about 50-100...
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    Need headphone advice

    Alright, I guess I'm sold. I might try to find one on the used board as the $400 I see just from a google search seems kind of high, especially when I saw in the used board that someone sold one for $220. Quote: That's interesting, I've never seen outputs rated in terms of impedance. At...
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Posting this for everyone that may come to this thread from google on this problem. Response from Asus on this Quote: Hi, We're aware of the issue and are working on it already. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Thanks. So hopefully it will be fixed soon.
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    True, I just wanted it to be able to do wow + music like my old onboard did and I'm sure eventually it will. I'm also pretty sure its because this is a Nvidia 680i board. If you don't know, they have had constant problems since it's release and personally it has given me blue screens on other...
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Yes onboard is off
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Alydon I had the same BSOD's happen to me when I first started using the card. If you google it you'll see it's an issue that been plaguing all CMI-based cards for a while now. I fixed it on the STX by either enabling or disabling either the GX or Game...
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Yeah I have tried that. It works fine without it in, saying that there is no sound card inserted. Have also tried putting it in a different slot. I've tried everything I can think of. I have even reinstalled windows several times, changing the order in which I installed the chipset drivers and...
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Anyone else who has one have the same problem as me with the blue screen? To test go to Start -> Run -> dxdiag and see if it blue screens anywhere. Trying to figure out if it's the card or my setup or what.
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