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post #121 of 190
My mic picks up interference from my gpu when it starts drawing power and adds a background hum
post #122 of 190
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Originally Posted by Goat1 View Post

I just got my card today.. Won't have it in til tonight,but I will test the Mic and see if mine does that also. I'm using DT770 Pro 80 cans with a zalman add on mic. I also have a Roccat Kave 5.1 headset. I'll test those also.

Thanks mate. I'm also using a Zalman mic right now. (and I've tested a few others, with the same result...)

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Originally Posted by backie View Post

My mic picks up interference from my gpu when it starts drawing power and adds a background hum

For me it's independent if there's load on the gpu or not. It doesn't sound like interference, it just sounds "****ty" and unclear.
post #123 of 190
Hi there, i just bought a STRIX SOAR today! I'm a little bit disapointed. I bought the sound card not because of the sound quality or lack of there of, i just bought because i needed a dedicated headphone out, to be able to have the speakers and the headphone connected at the same time in the back of the computer.


Why am i disapointed? Can't find a option to play games in 5.1 trough optical. Does this card have DTS Connect or Dolby Digital Live? My onboard card has this option (realtek ALC1150 - trough modified drives). Why doesn't a 80€ card have this? Or am i doing something wrong?

Also didn't notice any upgrade in sound quality.
post #124 of 190
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Originally Posted by CarbonKid View Post

Hi there, i just bought a STRIX SOAR today! I'm a little bit disapointed. I bought the sound card not because of the sound quality or lack of there of, i just bought because i needed a dedicated headphone out, to be able to have the speakers and the headphone connected at the same time in the back of the computer.


Why am i disapointed? Can't find a option to play games in 5.1 trough optical. Does this card have DTS Connect or Dolby Digital Live? My onboard card has this option (realtek ALC1150 - trough modified drives). Why doesn't a 80€ card have this? Or am i doing something wrong?

Also didn't notice any upgrade in sound quality.

From what I know Strix soundcards doesn't support Optical. With that said, I recommend you to return this card and use the money to buy a Creative ZxR. This one will do what you want and have similar sound quality than the Strix Soar.
post #125 of 190
They have optical trough a supplied adapter. (it connects in the side+ connector)

What about the Creative Z (more in the same price, where I live)?
post #126 of 190
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Originally Posted by CarbonKid View Post

They have optical trough a supplied adapter. (it connects in the side+ connector)

What about the Creative Z (more in the same price, where I live)?

Thank for correcting me, I wasn't aware of this feature. But is this adapter included in the SOAR package? It's the cheapest of the 3
post #127 of 190
Yes it is!


Edited by CarbonKid - 1/30/16 at 5:51pm
post #128 of 190
I having been using the Strix Raid DLX for the last 2 days, doing and A/B comparison with my Razer Barracuda AC-1. Personally, there isn't much difference. I think the DLX has the edge, but its so small it isn't worth spending $219 on the DLX over Barracuda. In BF4 they sound almost identical. With music, its really close. The control box is cool on the DLX, but I don't even really use it.

I'll probably stick with my barracuda. I also have a Recon3d, which is not as good as the other two offerings. I think getting a Soar would be fine, or a Sound blaster Z. The positional audio is really good on the DLX. I'm not a dolby fan and the virtual surround sound on the DLX sound very similar to the THX studio on the Recon3d which I like.

I've had no real issues with the software. There was a time the control box wouldn't switch between headphones and speakers. When not in use, the control box does a Knight Rider type strobe with the lights which is really cool. I'm watching it right now. I doubt I'll keep it. I'd rather keep the Barracuda/ Recon3d and maybe add a Schitt Vali 2/Modi uber 2. That way I get a great amp and dac, plus I can use the surround sound settings of those cards as well.
post #129 of 190
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Originally Posted by Goat1 View Post

Personally, there isn't much difference. In BF4 they sound almost identical. With music, its really close. The control box is cool on the DLX, but I don't even really use it.

You say it's almost the same as your card, so is this a good thing? If it is, well then the DLX will be great for those jumping from onboard audio!
post #130 of 190
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Originally Posted by Wagnelles View Post

You say it's almost the same as your card, so is this a good thing? If it is, well then the DLX will be great for those jumping from onboard audio!

That's exactly right. Its just amazing that my Razer Barracuda AC-1 from 2007 still holds up great today..
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