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I was thinking of upgrading from a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity card that I've had for a few years now and was about £30 when I got it, to a Asus Xonar Essence STX. My speakers are the Logitech X-530 5.1 Home Theatre Speaker System. I'm building a whole new rig so I was wondering if this was actually worth getting, I love my music and would like to know if I would actually see a difference in upgrading my current card to the Asus Xonar Essence STX card (: thanks.
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post #2 of 5
The Xonar STX is for headphone users, not speakers. It doesn't really have a way to use all 5 speakers and the sub, it only has a 6.3mm headphone jack.

You might want to look at the Xonar ST.
    
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Oh really? I thought they both had the same jacks?

Plus it says it supports 7.1, so how can it not handle my 5.1 set up?

Oh yes, I have just seen that on the box it's a headphone amp card... how annoying.
Edited by A7xConnor - 10/27/12 at 7:34pm
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You'd need to hook it up with a digital output to an analog splitter to use the surround sound.
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Yeah, I've seen the expansion boards they do for it, which is silly. But I've decided to just go with the ASUS Xonar D2X/XDT now =P
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