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post #11 of 190
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Yes, its not cheap but, and I am not sure if thats the same in other countries, here if you buy something online, you have from 14 up 30 days (depends on store) to give the item back without any reason. So its easy to decide. Recently I wanted to have a new keyboard because I screwed the old one up. So I ordered one, found its not my thing and realized that its no good to do it like that. And since there are no real stores around here that have all those in stock, I decided to order 3 different keyboards in order to find the one I like, faster. I found one and sent the other two back, and got the money back for those. Same with the soundcard. I knew, i didnt had much choice now after it became clear that Creative is a no-go for me anymore.

But, if something comes up in the next days, that I so dislike with the Asus Strix Raid DLX, I will return it as well and get my money back. I am very careful in that time with the packaging and stuff, just so in case I can return it.

However I dont think so.

As for your request, I think you mean this ?





I know, its in german, but I am sure you know what this means. Of course over Headphone attached to the Control Box (which is stereo) you only have "Virtual Surround", which is fine btw. for gaming. But the Soundcard itself is real surround over speakers.

Btw, for Headphones on the ZxR its also only "Virtual Surround". Nothing more.


Edited by Wolfseye - 10/27/15 at 4:38am
post #12 of 190
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Originally Posted by Wolfseye View Post

Yes, its not cheap but, and I am not sure if thats the same in other countries, here if you buy something online, you have from 14 up 30 days (depends on store) to give the item back without any reason. So its easy to decide. Recently I wanted to have a new keyboard because I screwed the old one up. So I ordered one, found its not my thing and realized that its no good to do it like that. And since there are no real stores around here that have all those in stock, I decided to order 3 different keyboards in order to find the one I like, faster. I found one and sent the other two back, and got the money back for those. Same with the soundcard. I knew, i didnt had much choice now after it became clear that Creative is a no-go for me anymore.

But, if something comes up in the next days, that I so dislike with the Asus Strix Raid DLX, I will return it as well and get my money back. I am very careful in that time with the packaging and stuff, just so in case I can return it.

However I dont think so.

As for your request, I think you mean this ?





I know, its in german, but I am sure you know what this means. Of course over Headphone attached to the Control Box (which is stereo) you only have "Virtual Surround", which is fine btw. for gaming. But the Soundcard itself is real surround over speakers.

Btw, for Headphones on the ZxR its also only "Virtual Surround". Nothing more.


I wish I could do it like you buy and return it. You didn't think it happen on all countries did you xD

The menu you opened speakers options is when you select the headphones or your normal speaker options ? usually asus sound cards had split option for speakers and Headphones , what I want to know if you have the 7.1 speakers inside the windows headphones options
post #13 of 190
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Of course you cant have that in Headphones. Consider this, same like with the Creative ZxR, you have a Stereo connector for a Headset / Headphone. How can you have 7.1 in the Speaker settings of Windows if you have a Stereo headset attached, which is the only thing you can attach to the Control thing of the Strix DLX. Virtual Surround in the drivers is the only thing you can set for that. And btw, the Creative wasnt different. You can only have "real" Surround output, if you attach something that can do it. And if the outputs (in the Control Box) allow that. Since these are Stereo 3.5 mm jacks, how do you exptect to get "real" Surround that way ? Real surround you get with the Speakers, not over the Headphones. And again, the ZxR also can only provide "virtual surround" on the Headset.
post #14 of 190
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Of course you cant have that in Headphones. Consider this, same like with the Creative ZxR, you have a Stereo connector for a Headset / Headphone. How can you have 7.1 in the Speaker settings of Windows if you have a Stereo headset attached, which is the only thing you can attach to the Control thing of the Strix DLX. Virtual Surround in the drivers is the only thing you can set for that. And btw, the Creative wasnt different. You can only have "real" Surround output, if you attach something that can do it. And if the outputs (in the Control Box) allow that. Since these are Stereo 3.5 mm jacks, how do you exptect to get "real" Surround that way ? Real surround you get with the Speakers, not over the Headphones. And again, the ZxR also can only provide "virtual surround" on the Headset.

Yes the thing is phoebus had dolby surround which expand the stereo effect to virtual surround but you could only select stereo everywhere and in windows. with creative xfi titanium and zxr had the ability to have 5.1 real speakers selected thats how it did the surround. so all what I am asking is if you select headphone output then will you have 7.1 speakers in windows. I know the explanation but because its new card I have no idea if asus change from what they had with phoebus because its rog series . their xonar music card had the options to have 5.1 speakers selected.
post #15 of 190
Guys what you think about this cards. I'm satisfied with Sound Blaster Z but I could sell mine and try some ASUS card.
I would love in future everything to be ASUS, but people complain on some of their sound cards..
This Strix Soar is better than Phoebus Solo or not?
Edited by Vlada011 - 10/28/15 at 6:31pm
post #16 of 190
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@Vlada011: If you dont have issues with the Creative Z series, and I really mean issues, you might not need to switch. My switch was out of desperation, because I was finally annoyed by the issues with the ZxR over the years. Its not like there is so much choice otherwise. I didnt had any other Asus Soundcards yet, but I can tell you that the Strix (in my case the DLX) is a really good card and especially made for Gaming. For me its worth it.

Unfortunately I cant tell you if the Phoebus is better, I never had those. But if you dont mind spending the money, no matter if you are still happy with your Creative, go for it. I dont think you'll regret it.

Cheers

Wolfseeye
post #17 of 190
Hey guys,
Does the asus strix soar sounds card have any LFE subwoofer controls and Dolby surround capabilities to use with 5.1/7.1 analog speaker setups? I received this card yesterday and I'm hugely underwhelmed by its sound performance with my current 5.1 speaker setup, if I can't find a solution to the aforementioned problem I will be returning this very soon. My previous Asus xonar d1 works much better with my setup and the lack of a LFE crossover control really kills it for me as bass is being outputed incorrectly, I need to set the crossover to 80hz.I also dislike the inbuilt upmixing as it sounds narrow and synthetic to me.
It's a shame really that the software, which is advertised as dynamic, is actually very incomplete.
Edited by bulletlol - 10/31/15 at 8:10am
post #18 of 190
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Hey guys,
Does the asus strix soar sounds card have any LFE subwoofer controls and Dolby surround capabilities to use with 5.1/7.1 analog speaker setups? I received this card yesterday and I'm hugely underwhelmed by its sound performance with my current 5.1 speaker setup, if I can't find a solution to the aforementioned problem I will be returning this very soon. My previous Asus xonar d1 works much better with my setup and the lack of a LFE crossover control really kills it for me as bass is being outputed incorrectly, I need to set the crossover to 80hz.I also dislike the inbuilt upmixing as it sounds narrow and synthetic to me.
It's a shame really that the software, which is advertised as dynamic, is actually very incomplete.
Now that you mention it, the manuals/documents don't mention anything about FlexBass, LFE or bass redirection features that the soundcards usually have for subwoofer outputs.
The feature is basically one of the sole reasons why soundcards are better than external DACs in some situations, and they removed it?
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post #19 of 190
Precisely! Seems like a seriously dumb move to remove it, My subwoofer (Klipsch R110SW) can only only output 20-125hz, i believe the crossover is set to 200hz by default, therefore im getting a huge frequency gap due to the lack of control :/mad.gif
post #20 of 190
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Please lets not forget, the Asus is advertised as Gaming oriented Soundcard. They never said it has "Dolby Surround", and how it sounds is a matter of taste and opinion. Some like this, some like that. No Sound is universally set to be liked by everyone. As for me, I have also 5.1 here and I am please with how the Bass sounds. The Asus strix soundcards are definately aimed at Gaming oriented use, for which its fine in my opinion.

If you need it more preferrable for Audio specific stuff, the Asus Xonar Essence STX II might be more to your liking. As for improvement, I suggest also posting these things in the official Asus ROG forums so they might take note of that and improve things. It always depends on what you want to have.

For better audio possibilities, you might prefer the other Asus Soundcards, the STX II for example. I heard from many that those are lousy for gaming though. So all has its different usage.
I suggested the thing with the LFE in a Youtube review about this Soundcard, where I had replies from Asus and I hope they look into it.

Cheers

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