I bought this sound card with the intention of streaming spdif out to my pioneer 09tx so I could listen to high def FLAC on my stereo system. After comparing the analogue sound of the card, i was again, quite impressed The Best Jazz Albums of Ignore the USB comment above. Sound Quality Submitted by Andrei on May 11, – 4: Built-in headphone amplifier Most quality headphones require extra driving power from amplifier to perform their best, otherwise, they distort and lose details.
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Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI
I agree the sound quality is really good. Recording of October Recording of December Tweet Hey there my fellow audio junkies.
Most relevant reviews See all 8 reviews. Additional Product Features Signal Processor. Submitted by Mirko on April 21, – 2: Setting the output on the card to PCM khz and I’m all set.
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution: I found a small improvement by running a co-axial into a dedicated DAC. Stereophile’s Products of Recording of January However, the lack of analog surround was disappointing to some and some felt it made the STX more a niche card meant for a specific market then a full fledge flagship audio product meant for the masses.
The caveat is that you do need good cables. Also have daughter card for surround sound output. The cover xxonar as a Faraday shield, preventing RF interference from contaminating the analog signals.
Agree that this Card is a eswence value. The CA BD is not high-end to be sure but it is not bottom end either.
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If you have the free Audacity software it can be done. Audacity is one of those freeware programs that are just outstanding. John, Thanks for your review. Gamers are not quite as strict as the audiophile market place, we would still suggest essende like to have great sound, after all a great game is just that much better with high quality surround sound or headphone based audio immersing you into the action.
Cables Submitted by Shalmaneser on October 26, – 3: The specifications, component choices and overall sound quality of this card cannot be ignored.
Now here is the curious thing: I am running two of these beasties.
Skip to main content. For my part I have never had a problem with either playing resolutions of The headphone output comes with its own DAC and adjustable gain settings, making the U7 capable of driving just about any pair of headphones to ear-splitting levels.
Asus Xonar Xense 7. The advantage of the Shuttle PCs is that they are dead quiet acoustically, meaning that I could place the PC in my equipment rack and use short interconnects to the preamp.
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That way, the analog circuitry benefits from being maximally isolated from the noisy ground on the PC’s motherboard. The headphone output comes with its own DAC and adjustable gain settings, making the U7 capable of driving just about any pair of headphones to ear-splitting levels.
The latter were not bad but the two Asus cards are much better. Asus Xonar Xense 7. Bonus Recording of November