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Recd the Xonar Phoebus yesterday and installed it last night. At first I thought that it was definitely better than my USB headset setup but maybe not really worth the money. Played with the settings and found the EQ/gaming settings. Turning on the EQ did to my ears what Kate Upton doing the Cat Daddy dance did to my biggrin.gif ... Anyways, I am extremely impressed with the positional awareness. I've played over 380 hours on BF3 and I'm hearing sounds I've never heard before. Blew me away!
Running them with Beyerdynamic DT880's in 600 Ohms
Yes im an audio noob. Yes I fell for the marketing gimmick. But I'm extremely happy with the results. thumb.gif
I highly recommend it to anyone that was thinking of getting it.
Oh yeah, music sounds pretty damn good as well.


Wonder where did you find the Phoebus for sale? I can't find it any where!
post #132 of 157
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Recd the Xonar Phoebus yesterday and installed it last night. At first I thought that it was definitely better than my USB headset setup but maybe not really worth the money. Played with the settings and found the EQ/gaming settings. Turning on the EQ did to my ears what Kate Upton doing the Cat Daddy dance did to my biggrin.gif ... Anyways, I am extremely impressed with the positional awareness. I've played over 380 hours on BF3 and I'm hearing sounds I've never heard before. Blew me away!
Running them with Beyerdynamic DT880's in 600 Ohms
Yes im an audio noob. Yes I fell for the marketing gimmick. But I'm extremely happy with the results. thumb.gif
I highly recommend it to anyone that was thinking of getting it.
Oh yeah, music sounds pretty damn good as well.

Thanks for the review. I'm waiting for it on sales then.
How's the software? Can we create profiles of our audio setting for each game we play?
Hopefully it would be a great upgrade from my DG.
See ya in BF3 biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MileHighSe7en View Post

Recd the Xonar Phoebus yesterday and installed it last night. At first I thought that it was definitely better than my USB headset setup but maybe not really worth the money. Played with the settings and found the EQ/gaming settings. Turning on the EQ did to my ears what Kate Upton doing the Cat Daddy dance did to my biggrin.gif ... Anyways, I am extremely impressed with the positional awareness. I've played over 380 hours on BF3 and I'm hearing sounds I've never heard before. Blew me away!
Running them with Beyerdynamic DT880's in 600 Ohms
Yes im an audio noob. Yes I fell for the marketing gimmick. But I'm extremely happy with the results. thumb.gif
I highly recommend it to anyone that was thinking of getting it.
Oh yeah, music sounds pretty damn good as well.

I have been wanting to get one of these I see that you can back order it on the amazon now. One of the things that has not been made clear is the stereo to 5.1 up-sample. Can you give us a review of this. I watch a lot of hulu and netflix as well as youtube and this feature is a must for me.
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Wonder where did you find the Phoebus for sale? I can't find it any where!

The usual suspects didn't it in stock when i ordered mine (newegg, micro center, tiger direct) so I googled it. Antarespro.com had 10 in stock so I snatched one up. I saw a few other US shops that had them in stock.

Good luck
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Thanks for the review. I'm waiting for it on sales then.
How's the software? Can we create profiles of our audio setting for each game we play?
Hopefully it would be a great upgrade from my DG.
See ya in BF3 biggrin.gif

The software seems great. Nice and simplified for an audio noob like myself.

I know you can create multiple profiles in the EQ section. There are 3 by default. Movie, Music, and gaming. I'm not at home now but I can look into it later to see if there's any other custom profiles.

See ya in the Battlefield! I have the same name in BF
Edited by MileHighSe7en - 5/11/12 at 7:26pm
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I have been wanting to get one of these I see that you can back order it on the amazon now. One of the things that has not been made clear is the stereo to 5.1 up-sample. Can you give us a review of this. I watch a lot of hulu and netflix as well as youtube and this feature is a must for me.

I'm not at home now but I'll see if I can get a review in ASAP. thumb.gif
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Thanks, I'm an audio noob myself so I'll see if I can find them here in the uk.
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I really wish a Soundcard would ocme out with HDMI connectors, so I could hook my Receiver up that way, instead of via Optical.
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I'm sticking to my Xonar DX + UniXonar driver.

are those better for everyday music use than the asus drivers? I googled but cant find a lot of info on them I have an essence stx
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are those better for everyday music use than the asus drivers? I googled but cant find a lot of info on them I have an essence stx

Just less buggy. Fixes the high latency issue and stereo upmix issue. Won't matter for music playback as these issues only affect recording and production.
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