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Creative took too long, I just went to a Audio-GD NFB-12 Dac amp. Even tho i prolly would had still got one since i got it cheap from another user on head-fi. My dad gave me his X-FI Xtreme gamer he doesn't use, so I using it with my NFB-12 thru Digital for the Features, interesting enough CMSS3D Headphone works thru Digital out on the card. Didn't think it would.
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Only got a Phoebus a fortnight ago.. will be kicking myself if these are better :/

Find it hard to believe anything would sound better than a Phoebus connected to some good speakers via optical. At least not enough to notice.

Phoebus sounds better than my sound blaster x-fi titanium champion fatality and I thought that was about as good as it could get. Did like the ability to adjust the bass on the sound blaster though. The only thing about the Phoebus I don't like is the lack of bass control.
    
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Creative steppin' up their game after seeing the success of ASUS's Xonar Essence ST/STX
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Dual-microphone array.... wife/GF will definitely not appreciate it since it would lead to more yelling at computer.

So you have a wifey and GF? Awesomeness
 
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Saw a high res picture or rendering of the ZXR. Looks like they threw in some nichicon capacitors.
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Find it hard to believe anything would sound better than a Phoebus connected to some good speakers via optical. At least not enough to notice.
Phoebus sounds better than my sound blaster x-fi titanium champion fatality and I thought that was about as good as it could get. Did like the ability to adjust the bass on the sound blaster though. The only thing about the Phoebus I don't like is the lack of bass control.

Good to know, what I really need is to save up for some nice Audioengine A5+'s, then the S8 subwoofer and some AD900s, as my current Philips speakers and $30 creative fatal1ty headset haven't really improved much from onboard with the sound card.
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When your using Digital out, you are using the components of the receiver that you are plugged into from the sound card. The only thing the sound card is doing is sending the features and DSP over to the receiver as a Transport. Using Phoebus thru digital is moot point as your not getting the sound quality of the sound card just the features. So another words the Dac and components inside of the Receiver is being used in Digital and not the components on the sound card. Which would be used if you was using the analogs.
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"80mW into 600 ohm" = the only section that isn't marketing talk. Still tells you nothing about the quality of the amp, e.g. output impedance.

Curious about this too, although I don't expect something that impressive.

I don't care too much for this because I've been looking at external DAC and amp units like the O2 amp and ODAC. Dying for the ODA. I believe NwAvGuy (the "he who must not be named" of head-fi) said that the ODAC should be out before the end of the year. Crossing my fingers.
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Curious about this too, although I don't expect something that impressive.
I don't care too much for this because I've been looking at external DAC and amp units like the O2 amp and ODAC. Dying for the ODA. I believe NwAvGuy (the "he who must not be named" of head-fi) said that the ODAC should be out before the end of the year. Crossing my fingers.

I left HeadFi when they banned NwAvGuy 2 years ago.. SO they still ban ABX and objectivity?
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the ODAC is out......

Anyway, no they don't, but more it's consigned to the 'backwater' forum called 'Sound Science'.
Also the Head-fi headphone and earphone sub sections are fine.
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The Section of head-fi I tend to stay out off because of people shoving there opinions down your throat.
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