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  1. mcegan

    Replacement dac + amp for xonar essence stx with similar quality: possible?

    Back again with my noob questions..I started a new job and quite frankly it sucks not being able to use they very amazing essence during the day. I was thinking of maybe reselling it and getting a usb capable dac and amp to take back and forth to work/home. At work I use a stationary laptop with...
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    Is optical that much better?

    Yes, I know it's digital...I guess what I mean is I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to get a different card with an spdif input + amp. For me, I would be using the card itself to process the sound. Just want to know if there's some huge difference between the line input I'm using now and an...
  3. mcegan

    Is optical that much better?

    I have a Xonar essence and I love the hell out of it for music, but one thing that irks me about it is no SPDIF input, only output. I regularly play games on my Xbox360, but I'm using the line input on it right now. If I set it to HiFi mode, this is still pretty good...I get all the little...
  4. mcegan

    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Quote: Originally Posted by audionewbieyao The drivers pretty much fixed all my previous problems. If you want bug free device, I suggest you stay with onboard stuff, they're the best. Where did you find the new ones? I looked today on support.asus.com and it still only gives me...
  5. mcegan

    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    I had another question about the card...since it says in the specs it outputs 24bit...should I enable the bit depth in foobar to be 24 instead of the default 16? Not sure if that's what bit depth is or not.
  6. mcegan

    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Quote: I should mention that with the current driver, I'm having issues getting the MIC IN working. Not a big deal as I have onboard for that, but I would like to get it resolved eventually. Anyone else having issues with MIC IN? I'm running vista x64 sp1 In the GUI make sure...
  7. mcegan

    Need headphone advice

    Actually I just did a side by side w/ onboard and my sound card and I guess the bass is fine on it. I am just used to the onboard's bass which I noticed after the side by side is very "bloated" where as the sound cards is quick and tight. So I guess there is enough bass, I'm just not used to...
  8. mcegan

    Need headphone advice

    So I bought the HD555 recently (about a week ago) and I'm pretty impressed with it. It's my first non crap Walmart headphones so they are definitely a step up. My only problem with them is there seems to be a severe lack of bass, or more accurately the sound seems somewhat flat in a way. Kind of...
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    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Playing around with some of the preset equalizer settings, I found that S-Rock (soft rock I guess?) makes every song sound amazing. Turning it off now everything sounds really flat. With it on it really picks up the bass which is what I like to hear in my songs.
  10. mcegan

    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    Yes onboard sound is disabled and since this was a fresh install I never installed the onboard drivers.
  11. mcegan

    Xonar Essence STX: Sneak Peek!

    So I bought this card after following this thread, and I have to say the sound quality is amazing. This is my first non onboard sound and I'm loving the difference. I only have one big problem with this card. Whenever I try to load up World of Warcraft, it gives me a blue screen complaining...
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