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In a perfect world I would buy this and a pair of Astro A40's.I wonder how much of a difference that would be going from onboard sound and a razer carcharias headset. Would my games go from boom to BOOM! would my music go from nice beats to an unrelenting force of crystal clear audio goodness. Would it make the movies I watch that much more engaging to justify such a purchase I think is the question.
Or do these companies that release these products think we will mindlessly buy their products?

Let's just say that you have a lot to learn. Give this a read

http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

and visit the Audio subforum soon!
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It is crap. Their support that is. I mean the recon3d doesn't even support 4.1 speaker setups. You have to manually disable the center and sub channel at every boot as their driver utility doesn't remember your settings each time!
But the Phoebus looks like it has decent snr better than the Recon3d and is a true pci express card!

Guess next time you will actually read before you buy. The Recon3D states exactly what it supports, and 4.1 is not one of them.
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The powered soundcard ain't new. 6 pin is. For some dumb reason they aren't using molex/floppy power like they do on the DX. And yeah the reason is for constant quality.
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what's with this SNR hype going on here? in case you don't know, SNR is not everything.
there are more important specs like sampling rate, frequency response etc.
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what's with this SNR hype going on here? in case you don't know, SNR is not everything.
there are more important specs like sampling rate, frequency response etc.

not the ones you've listed. Some more important ones is intermodulation distortion and output impedance.

How to measure sources properly: http://www.stereophile.com/content/asus-xonar-essence-ststx-soundcards-measurements
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speaker user oriented.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

Ok Audio Editor opinion time:
Quoted dB dynamic range means nothing as all they are quoting is the DAC chip's technical specs. It all depends on the environment it's in and how the well engineered the circuit is.
Would like to see AP measurements of ithis, looks promising, but really, it's all speculation atm, even with the press release. With current information, Asus may actually have a decent compeitior for gaming vs. Creative but all speculation atm.
If they can reduce the output impedance of the TI amp to below 4 ohm, that would be great but I doubt it would happen because the vast majority of gamers don't care / don't know what output impedance is and it's impact on sound quality.
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Let's just say that you have a lot to learn. Give this a read
http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products
and visit the Audio subforum soon!
Nice reading, the audio subforum biggrin.gif
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Guess next time you will actually read before you buy. The Recon3D states exactly what it supports, and 4.1 is not one of them.
Well, shouldn't it support it? It's not too hard to support 74647_4.jpg
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Originally Posted by Alex132 View Post

The powered soundcard ain't new. 6 pin is. For some dumb reason they aren't using molex/floppy power like they do on the DX. And yeah the reason is for constant quality.
I wish molex would die and SATA power would take over.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

what's with this SNR hype going on here? in case you don't know, SNR is not everything.
there are more important specs like sampling rate, frequency response etc.
Definetely isn't, but it's the first spec I spotted while glancing oer the PR. I've read it in full by now though. Some other specs:
  • 600 ohm headphone amp
  • 0.00039% of output has THD

Other stuff's in there, like this "ROG Command" thing.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

not the ones you've listed. Some more important ones is intermodulation distortion and output impedance.
How to measure sources properly: http://www.stereophile.com/content/asus-xonar-essence-ststx-soundcards-measurements
Definetely.
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Originally Posted by marduk666 View Post

speaker user oriented.
Speaker > Headphones (normally)
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looks cheap
The control hub?
post #89 of 157
This looks amazing... i hope that i supports 7.1 to go with my new Razor Tiamat 7.1, im kinda sick of this old SB card...
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Originally Posted by KrynnTech View Post

This looks amazing... i hope that i supports 7.1 to go with my new Razor Tiamat 7.1, im kinda sick of this old SB card...

Dunno if it will...
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