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How are the EQ settings? Pretty well balanced?
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How are the EQ settings? Pretty well balanced?

not mine as you'll see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1445149/official-asus-xonar-and-essence-sound-card-club/10#post_21253295 but i like to feel the bass on my HD 650's :D

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Just picked up a set of Razer Kraken Pro's and was thinking of getting an Asus Xonar DG to replace my Asrock onboard. How much improvement did you find over your onboard with the your Asus cards?

Not exactly the headphones I'd pick up; but if you love bass they are pretty decent. However, to answer your question, you'd be hard pressed to find a sound card that would perform worse than onboard, and most will be night and day difference. That card will definitely be a huge improvement over onboard
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not mine as you'll see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1445149/official-asus-xonar-and-essence-sound-card-club/10#post_21253295 but i like to feel the bass on my HD 650's biggrin.gif
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Not exactly the headphones I'd pick up; but if you love bass they are pretty decent. However, to answer your question, you'd be hard pressed to find a sound card that would perform worse than onboard, and most will be night and day difference. That card will definitely be a huge improvement over onboard

I do enjoy a little extra bass. I read maximum pc's review of them and I generally trust what they have to say. Plus I was able to pick them up for a really good price and so far I'm very happy with them. Plus they were the green color which matches the theme of my rig so that was also a huge bonus along with the sound quality. The only other set I have owned was for my 360 back in the day in '08 which was a set of Turtle Beach X3 which I loved. I'm learning to use equalizers so that I can tune them just right for what I want, using Realtek just sucks, especially they're preset EQ's, it makes the headset sound muffled except for one setting which delivers crisp sound but not exactly what I'm looking for and way under powered. Looks like I know what my next upgrade is once I get my VA check at the end of the month.
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Holy hell just discovered WASAPI output support 

A whole other ball game with my 650's 

 

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_out_wasapi

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Can I join? Even having a Phoebus? biggrin.gif 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").
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Can I join? Even having a Phoebus? biggrin.gif 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").

Nice Setup and welcome :D 

 

I don't know whether or not phobus runs the same audio centre as the essence but you might try the EQ to get the better highs and lows 

 

Funny that i never saw Salx's screen of his phobus so your the 1st to join.


Edited by Dreamxtreme - 12/18/13 at 3:08pm
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not mine as you'll see here http://www.overclock.net/t/1445149/official-asus-xonar-and-essence-sound-card-club/10#post_21253295 but i like to feel the bass on my HD 650's biggrin.gif

You just used the "double hump" or the same sound signature as Creative's Crystalizer..........tongue.gif:p:p
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You just used the "double hump" or the same sound signature as Creative's Crystalizer..........tongue.gif:p:p

I do like the sound as the crystalizer and didnt know that was it. But these Asus cards have way better specs for my HD650s.

 

I actually could not stop listening to music last night now ive found that WASPI plugin for foobar

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Nice Setup and welcome biggrin.gif 

I don't know whether or not phobus runs the same audio centre as the essence but you might try the EQ to get the better highs and lows 

Funny that i never saw Salx's screen of his phobus so your the 1st to join.

Thanks! About the EQ, well, I simply do not know how to enable it (or even if it exists) - the only EQ I found is located at the Dolby option... which is good, but somewhat limited... What I'm starting to think is that I bought a "brand thing", being Essence and others like the "real thing"... Bah redface.gif
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