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I thought, if thats ok of course, since there is no topic so far for the new Asus Strix Soundcard series, I would start one. In Europe that Series of 3 cards is already released, however I didnt find it on American Store Websites like Amazon.com or Newegg so far. And I thought we in Europe get usually stuff last, seems not in this case. wink.gif



Anyways, I got my ASUS STRIX RAID DLX on Saturday and will post some of my experiences so far here in the next days. I moved to this Soundcard because I had always issues with the Creative ZxR, pretty much since I had it a couple years ago. Creative really dropped the ball with the Z series. And by that I dont mean the quality of the Sound, but a lot of issues with many Mainboards and System which would either not detect the card at all, or work for a while and then the Soundcard is just not detected anymore. There is plenty of those stories on Google, i am just one of many with these and similiar issues.

Me not really being a big fan of Asus Soundcards so far, had to choose now what to do. Especially since I wanted a external Control Box (not an external Soundcard!) like with the Creative Zx and ZxR, the new Asus Strix soundcard offers that with two of its 3 models.

Here is a short overview of all 3 Models.

ASUS STRIX RAID DLX



ASUS STRIX RAID PRO



ASUS STRIX SOAR



As I am a bit short on time, please forgive me, more information will come tomorrow. wink.gif

Cheers

Wolfseye
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How good are the drivers?
And I mean both the stability of the driver and the UI of the control panel.

The Xonar control panel UI is pretty craptastic and the usability is abysmal. XonarSwitch gives infinitely better UI and usability.
And the Phoebus had stability problems when it was first released.
Hoping that they have learned something from their previous blunders rolleyes.gif
Edited by Tiihokatti - 10/26/15 at 12:23pm
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post #3 of 190
Is it possible to change the strength/Ohm of the headphone amplifier in the driver?
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Can you show the settings for the headphone surround and all the settings you can choose for the most headphone surround importance ?

If you can open a new thread about the card and write there, because it's not officially out then only you have this.

When you enable virtual surround it gives you selection of 7.1 or 5.1 virtual speakers ? Disable the Bass Boost if you are using Studio headphones, this bass quality is always crap.
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Thats pretty much how it looks. I have the german language version but I am sure you'll notice all the things important. Driver seems to be pretty stable so far. And I like that its all pretty much on one page.
post #6 of 190
but can you enable the surround in the options and we see if it enable 7.1 and what surround options.
post #7 of 190
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With Headphones you can enable "Virtual Surround" which has 3 options. "Balanced", "Front Panned" and "Rear Panned". And Virtual Surround is 7.1. Its actually ok, really. For using Headphones in Games its fine. Since I only use a Stereo Headset, its still fine.



Sure, its not like the Creative, but then I think it might be really time to leave Creative behind. They screwed up too many things, its just annoying by now.

And the headphones on the Strix Raid DLX have a lot of power. I dont even use a fancy studio headphone, so far I use a simple Steelseries Siberia 2, but switching soon (for testing) to the HyperX Cloud.
post #8 of 190
nice it seems really good options. but you still say its not sound like creative . you mean the sound itself , the surround , or the option 7.1 surround ?

can you post the screenshot of the windows speakers , does it shows 7.1 speakers on the headphone selection ?
Edited by x7007 - 10/26/15 at 6:19pm
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Creative and Asus Soundcards will never sound the same, but in this case its not a problem. The Asus sounds really good. If you want the same sound than with the ZxR, you have to stick with that.

And you can only see the Virtual Surround as I showed it above in a Screenshot. Isn't that enough? You're really too much fixated on that. As soonas you can get the card in your area, try it out. If you like it, keep it. If not then not. smile.gif
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Creative and Asus Soundcards will never sound the same, but in this case its not a problem. The Asus sounds really good. If you want the same sound than with the ZxR, you have to stick with that.

And you can only see the Virtual Surround as I showed it above in a Screenshot. Isn't that enough? You're really too much fixated on that. As soonas you can get the card in your area, try it out. If you like it, keep it. If not then not. smile.gif

trying is an issue . I have the asus xonar phoebus which was amazing quality but the dolby surround ruined it. I bought the creative and the annoying sound card dissapear issue. So the only big advance is if they really upgrade the sound if it sound more or like xonar phoebus then I would want it so the surround will be the better choice. to try I need to buy and its not cheap. if Ill buy it ill be stuck with non used phoebus and zxr ... no one buy those damn things. I want to see the windows speaker config because I want to know if it makes true 7.1 speakers and not just effect. need to select this settings in powerdvd and potplayer and such.
Edited by x7007 - 10/27/15 at 12:49am
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