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Asus Xonar DX sounds worst than my onboard.

post #1 of 16
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So I just bought the Asus Xonar DX soundcard and after installing the drivers and restarting my computer, the sound is absolutely terrible. I have messed around with the Xonar DX audio center but it still sounds terrible.

I am using Sennheiser HD555's and this is how everything is setup:

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Can anyone help? I'm really bad with soundcards!
post #2 of 16
Did you uninstall the drivers of the old integrated sound card?
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post #3 of 16
Disable onboard sound in BIOS, uninstall ASUS drivers, reboot, then reinstall drivers.
post #4 of 16
Did you disable onboard? Did you plug in to the right port?
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post #5 of 16
Some will argue that this is how it is meant to sound. You are listening to how the 'artist intended'. Jokes aside, I did not like the DX either. Overrated card, if I am honest!!
 
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post #6 of 16
I just put my DX in 3 days ago. I have to disagree 100%.

Sound is a lot clearer on the DX. I can hear new sounds in songs that I've already listened to a hundred times.
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post #7 of 16
you dont need to disable or uninstall the onboard sound to make it sound better. ive done that many times. no differences. to solve that is to do some tweaking.
Edited by croy - 10/9/11 at 1:56pm
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post #9 of 16
turn off GX mode, enable HF mode.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;15240300 
turn off GX mode, enable HF mode.

Doesn't HF just disable all the equalizer and virtual sound stuff? How does this make it better? I am kinda new to this stuff.
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