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I've never liked the "fake" positional audio.

When I was using tritton ax720s (5.1) it sounded a lot different than the artificial stuff does on my AD700s (even disregarding the obvious sound quality difference between those two sets of headphones)

Maybe it's just me personally or maybe my xonar dx isn't quite up to par but it just sounds weird. I just leave it on normal settings when I game biggrin.gif
    
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1337761/creative-sound-blaster-zx-zxr#post_18817956

 
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Less of a review and more of a feature list. And they got some of the features wrong as pointed out already. rolleyes.gif
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It's Creative's software/driver department that needs bashing, the hardware is great. You could say they are the AMD of sound cards.
Are you sure you played around with the dolby virtual surround (7.1) settings?

Love their hardware, hate their software but what made me sell mine was the static on the desktop when using headphones. ASUS Xonar ROG Phoebus doesn't have that problem and was why I bought it.
    
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Love their hardware, hate their software but what made me sell mine was the static on the desktop when using headphones. ASUS Xonar ROG Phoebus doesn't have that problem and was why I bought it.

Strange. Never had any such issue.

::shrug::
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Love their hardware, hate their software but what made me sell mine was the static on the desktop when using headphones. ASUS Xonar ROG Phoebus doesn't have that problem and was why I bought it.

 

I wouldn't complain, Xonar DX softwares are outdated as well, I need to use Uni Xonar driver to keep it working and it is sometime buggy.

 
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Good lord,. I have the Phoebus and I can't wait to throw that turd in the garbage. It's the worst soundcard I've ever had. Asus suppost was horrid when they first came out, they left us all in the dark for months before they fixed their crap drivers. The mic input is noisy as hell too. I'l be getting a xR of ZxR when they hit in Canada just so I can smash my phoebus with a sledge and put it on youtube lol
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post #18 of 150
Don't see a point in buying this for $250 USD when you can have Titanium HD with actual hardware acceleration for $100 USD...
Unless you really need a built in amp... But then again, if you do need an amp, external amps are far superior.
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Good lord,. I have the Phoebus and I can't wait to throw that turd in the garbage. It's the worst soundcard I've ever had. Asus suppost was horrid when they first came out, they left us all in the dark for months before they fixed their crap drivers. The mic input is noisy as hell too. I'l be getting a xR of ZxR when they hit in Canada just so I can smash my phoebus with a sledge and put it on youtube lol
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Love their hardware, hate their software but what made me sell mine was the static on the desktop when using headphones. ASUS Xonar ROG Phoebus doesn't have that problem and was why I bought it.
Just lol.
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It's Creative's software/driver department that needs bashing, the hardware is great. You could say they are the AMD of sound cards.
Are you sure you played around with the dolby virtual surround (7.1) settings?

Then who is the Intel of sound cards? tongue.gif
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Then who is the Intel of sound cards? tongue.gif
Intel is more or less "god tier" in my books, more like nVidia - they also have their own issues, just less of them.
I'm of course talking about Asus, their Xonar line is mostly great and so far the STX is still considered a must-have card for PC audiophiles, especially those using premium grade headphones.
Edited by Tippy - 1/4/13 at 10:16pm
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