A very thorough and well visited test of the EMU line and some other older favourites.
Having the M-Audio 192 and the EMU's compared to the Onkyo line is of course what everyone is waiting for.
A test would, however, IMHO, yield an even farther reaching result and depth if a few outsiders (in sound charracter that is) were included. Like a Terradec and a RME. They might put the well known cards in a different perspective, good, worse or just different
. The used prices are within the budget of the others.
Anyway, a good initiative. I am looking forward to your findings.
excellent idea - I assume it would be comparing these cards' analogue outs.
Think it would be good to insert in there a custom breakout for the 0404 -- not really an expensive upgrade and I don't think the rubbery stock dongle (cheap, cheap, cheap and UNshielded) can be taken too seriously.
Would be good to also drop in the M-Audio Audiophile USB -- it's in the same price range and still a popular option.
I for one am still torn between:
0404 with custom breakout
M-Audio 'phile USB
.... going through thread after thread leaves me more confused....
Just a shame that that review didn't compare the phile192 and revo5.1 instead, as the phile2496 and revo7.1 aren't quite as good.
From reading a number of reviews I'm not sure the EMUs are what I am after - I think I prefer the sound of the ESI Juli@ and Audiophile 192. Also, I'm sure it would make more sense for me to get a card with RCA outputs rather than buying additional interconnects, so maybe I need comments on the Juli@ and the Onkyo cards.