Can I join? Even having a Phoebus?
Now seriously, what's the big deal with this sound card? 10 years ago I've built a great sound system - still awesome - in order to hear my old vinyl collections, with Kenwood, Marantz, Sony and Technics; at the same time (and farther), I was, and still am, a PC gamer, astonished , marvelled with this kind of software . But, what a difference! Haven't heard a decent sound. Assembling a new computer, I decide to try Asus (I like this brand) Phoebus. Mixed feelings, I guess. At the time, I read many good reviews, although the warning about drivers. I throw it to the newborn, force it to work, but... There is a full menu, plenty of options (Dolby included), but all sounds flat to me. I made a mistake? Or I did not understand how to use the sound card? And why people here seem to be ashamed by having it?
("Great new resource. +Rep for OP. No love for the poor beleaguered Phoebus, or are the doors shut here on that sorry episode?]
("For those of us who are still plugging along with the semi-infamous Phoebus: Asus finally put out a new driverset for it. WHQL, even. (Finally.) wheee.gif The catch is that apparently they weren't able to roll in the fix for Windows 8.1 protected audio (this will apparently be in the next driver release as per Raja over at ROG, but God only knows when that will manifest