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I'm a fan of Planar speakers and headphones, but unfortunately I've never heard them, heard of them or anything so I can't recommend it.

How can you be a fan if you've not experienced them? blinksmiley.gif

The Arx A1 seems to marry a planar tweeter with a typical woofer. I imagine a standard ribbon tweeter + 4.5" woofer design would perform comparably or better.

I prefer dipole planars generally (e.g. the likes of Magnepan), but those are far more expensive and not for everyone. It definitely gives you the full planar experience.

Because the Arx A1 is not the only planar speaker/headphone ever created. o.0

"I've never heard them" was referring to the Arx A1s. Not planar speakers in general.
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post #542 of 5049
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Because the Arx A1 is not the only planar speaker/headphone ever created. o.0
"I've never heard them" was referring to the Arx A1s. Not planar speaksers in general.

Oh. Read that out of context.doh.gif
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Do you think I should get a new soundcard to go along with some JVC RX700's? Currently using intergreted.
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Very nice! Great list.
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post #545 of 5049
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Do you think I should get a new soundcard to go along with some JVC RX700's? Currently using intergreted.

Yes.
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Yes.

(sigh) There goes my webcam.
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post #547 of 5049
What type of PCI slot do I need for the Asus Xonar? I have one slot open but I don't know what kind it is.
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post #548 of 5049
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What type of PCI slot do I need for the Asus Xonar? I have one slot open but I don't know what kind it is.

Which Xonar?
PCI: DG, DS, D1, D2, Essence ST
PCI Express: Xense, DX, D2X, Essence STX
USB: U1, U3, Essence One

All the PCI Express options are 1x slot width as you would expect, and would fit into any PCI Express slot.
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From top to bottom, PCI Express x4 (uncommon on consumer motherboards), PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1, PCI Express x16, PCI (old)

If you're asking and you have no idea, you probably want the DG if you have a PCI slot open. USB is also fine. But if you were to want to drive headphones directly from the sound card, the Creative X-Fi Go! may be a little better than the Xonar U3. It depends on the headphones.
Edited by mikeaj - 2/20/12 at 4:24pm
post #549 of 5049
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Which Xonar?
PCI: DG, DS, D1, D2, Essence ST
PCI Express: Xense, DX, D2X, Essence STX
USB: U1, U3, Essence One
All the PCI Express options are 1x slot width as you would expect, and would fit into any PCI Express slot.
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From top to bottom, PCI Express x4 (uncommon on consumer motherboards), PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1, PCI Express x16, PCI (old)
If you're asking and you have no idea, you probably want the DG if you have a PCI slot open. USB is also fine. But if you were to want to drive headphones directly from the sound card, the Creative X-Fi Go! may be a little better than the Xonar U3. It depends on the headphones.
It's the DG. I can't tell which PCI slot is which so here is a picture of the inside of my computer. It's the bottom one on the left bottom corner. I am getting the JVC 700's btw. Asus PCI 5.1 Xonar DG



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Would I have to plug my headphones into the soundcard directly or could I use the front audio jacks?
Edited by General Crumples - 2/20/12 at 5:43pm
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post #550 of 5049
Can you not see the picture and text I posted earlier? Aside from the meaningless color difference, the slot on your motherboard looks like the bottom of the five slots shown, which is a PCI slot. You're in luck.

You can use the jack on the sound card or use the front panel jack. You would need to disconnect the front panel audio header from the motherboard and plug it into the sound card, if you want to use the front panel. The front panel connection is more likely to pick up errant interference, clicks, hissing sounds, etc., but you're certainly free to try that.

Usually this goes without saying, but there also exist such things as 3.5mm TRS (normal headphone jack) extension cords that cost like $1 + $3 shipping or so, if you would find that convenient.
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