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Trying to do something with this card that I could easily do with my onboard sound.

I have my front panel connected to my Xonar. I want to hook up my headphones to the front, and my speakers in the back. I want some applications to use the headphones, and some to use the speakers. In the Asus controller, I can only pick one or the other! My onboard let me have both...

Is there a trick I don't know about? Or is my onboard just awesome?

One of the main reasons I got the Xonar was for the headphone amp. Going to make me very upset if I have to switch back to using my onboard for that.
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Hm, I don't recall the Xonar DX having a headphone amp, but to answer the question I don't think it will let you select both speaker output and front header output at the same time. Unless I've missed something in the Audio Center... I'll look again. Edit; nope, not seeing such an option.
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post #3 of 11
Neither STX or DX is capable of outputting sound from two channels simultaneously.
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post #4 of 11
Xonar DX doesn't have a headphone amp, it may or may not matter depending on your headphones though. Also my onboard can't do that confused.gif
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post #5 of 11
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Maybe I'm just dumb but why does my card require an extra power connector if it doesn't have an amp? And yea, my onboard could split a channel to be another "sound card." I could then select what apps to use what.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vispor;13312181 
Maybe I'm just dumb but why does my card require an extra power connector if it doesn't have an amp?

The card requires power from the +5v rail, which PCI-e slots do not have. This is why the PCI equivalent, the D1, does not need external power, as PCI slots supply all 3 major rails.
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post #7 of 11
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Alright, thanks, guess I'm just back to using my onboard.....
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How could you use your onboard when you have the DX?
ITS ILLOGICAL MAN!
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post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132;13312273 
How could you use your onboard when you have the DX?
ITS ILLOGICAL MAN!

I want vent to come over my headset and games over my speakers. Using only the Xonar, I can not do this.
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Howabout speakers through DX and voip from onboard?
Or can't it do that?

Whatabout both through headset?
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