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Thanks! This PSU HX750 is able to push up to 900 watts at above 83% efficiency 50'c on load. This is why I am still able to overclock and run on it. 
 
Coming from an Asus Xonar DX, sound coming from the headphones are super clean and there are no more muffle sound. DX isn't bad but the software driver is outdated even a third party support (Uni-Xonar). The equalizer and option sounds are now simply terrible compare to SBX Pro Studio.
 
What I am saying, I can get the exact sound setting I wanted in SBX Pro than Xonar DX driver. It is way less fatigue from now. Xonar DX setting sound are weird to me from the beginning, it is almost I never understand how is this sound good with these stupid preset.


I'm assuming the headamp made a big difference since the dx doesn't have one. I guess your headphones might have been slightly under powered.

But ya I know what you mean about the Asus control panel. Sbx pro studio alone makes it worth the switch. I wanted to stab my eyes out with the garbage Asus made every time I opened it. Even the c media panel on the unified drivers was poop....
    
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I'm assuming the headamp made a big difference since the dx doesn't have one. I guess your headphones might have been slightly under powered.

But ya I know what you mean about the Asus control panel. Sbx pro studio alone makes it worth the switch. I wanted to stab my eyes out with the garbage Asus made every time I opened it. Even the c media panel on the unified drivers was poop....

 

Well something else I've notice. Most of the time I run a game in the background (GW2) which has many sounds channels and a Chrome browser youtube videos. What will happen is that the DX will cancel each application out, If one channel takes more priority over other sound channel, the sound will shut out randomly.

 

Guess DX has a limited channel that it can processes.

 
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Just a question on the Z, if you connect the Front Audio and use the headphone jack on your case, are you still getting an amp'd output?

Sam
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Well something else I've notice. Most of the time I run a game in the background (GW2) which has many sounds channels and a Chrome browser youtube videos. What will happen is that the DX will cancel each application out, If one channel takes more priority over other sound channel, the sound will shut out randomly.

Guess DX has a limited channel that it can processes.

I think thats more to do with the windows audio mixer giving priority to one program and not the other or maybe just limited audio streams. Does the sound blaster z give you more audio streams?
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Just a question on the Z, if you connect the Front Audio and use the headphone jack on your case, are you still getting an amp'd output?

Sam

Im pretty sure it wont like most soundcards with headphone amps. You will also be bypassing the external Cirrus DAC and using the soundcore3d's built in dac which is inferior and a lot noisier. I think its like 106 db SNR or something.
    
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Thanks! This PSU HX750 is able to push up to 900 watts at above 83% efficiency 50'c on load. This is why I am still able to overclock and run on it. 
 

Thats not why. GTX680 doesn't draw much at all. I doubt that your pc draws even 600w at full load. Overclocking those cards hardly effects power consumption.
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Just a question on the Z, if you connect the Front Audio and use the headphone jack on your case, are you still getting an amp'd output?

Sam

 

Why would I use the front panel if I have ACM that connect directly on the back. I never like front panel ports except USBs and for most of the time I never bother to connect my IO port except the power button.

 
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Why would I use the front panel if I have ACM that connect directly on the back. I never like front panel ports except USBs and for most of the time I never bother to connect my IO port except the power button.

Cause I wasn't asking about the Zx, just the Z. My tower sits down under my desk so I was just curious if one got the amp'd headphone output if you connected to the front audio pins on the Z.

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Cause I wasn't asking about the Zx, just the Z. My tower sits down under my desk so I was just curious if one got the amp'd headphone output if you connected to the front audio pins on the Z.

Sam

Even if the front panel used the headphone amplifier it would be a waste since that wire is of such low quality and prone to a lot of noise. Ever thought of getting the ZX? the acm would serve you particularly well.
    
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Even if the front panel used the headphone amplifier it would be a waste since that wire is of such low quality and prone to a lot of noise. Ever thought of getting the ZX? the acm would serve you particularly well.
What if you plug in your headphones into the breakout box? Would you still get all the audio goodness and ampage?
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Well, my previous card solution is to get a 3.5mm extension cord for the headset and a splitter if you want to use it for Stereo and Headphones from 1 jack (audio card) and yet your audio db will decreased greatly.

 
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