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post #171 of 180
I am looking at getting one of these fellas (the basic one) as my Soundblaster Z is playing up.

Are they recommended or is there a better alternative for a similar price?

Also does it play nicely with Windows 10?
Edited by X584EVA - 8/29/16 at 12:05pm
post #172 of 180
Took the plunge and bought the Asus Strix Soar 7.1 Gaming Soundcard.

After installing the card, I immediately went onto the Asus website and downloaded the latest drivers from the site.

I configured my setup as 5.1 both in Windows 10 & the software. To my dismay, stereo sources doesn't get upmix to 5.1 at all, the sound only plays in two speakers out of the 5...

I have to manually turn on the upmix in the software which actually makes the sound a lot worse. Both my previous X-fi extreme music and onboard sound did a much better upmixing job than this. Did anyone else here experienced this problem?


For reference my speakers is the Logitech Z-5500.
post #173 of 180
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Originally Posted by xenocea View Post

Took the plunge and bought the Asus Strix Soar 7.1 Gaming Soundcard.

After installing the card, I immediately went onto the Asus website and downloaded the latest drivers from the site.

I configured my setup as 5.1 both in Windows 10 & the software. To my dismay, stereo sources doesn't get upmix to 5.1 at all, the sound only plays in two speakers out of the 5...

I have to manually turn on the upmix in the software which actually makes the sound a lot worse. Both my previous X-fi extreme music and onboard sound did a much better upmixing job than this. Did anyone else here experienced this problem?


For reference my speakers is the Logitech Z-5500.

The problem with many modern soundcards and surround speakers/headphones is the developers have a false sense of "surround" or they simply don't test it adequately, they basically apply an excessive amount of filters and change the stereo channels directly, making it sound like complete garbage with more than half of the actual audio being removed a lot of the time.

If the surround option has a control slider you could try values less than 50%, but otherwise you're left with the X-Fi's or onboard. Alternatively you could try using the Equaliser APO (google it) and its GUI tool Peace, from these you can customise your audio however you please.
   
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post #174 of 180
been really bummed out that my sound blaster z after all these years still doesn't have linux support. i can't blame linux. i only can blame creative... who on the windows side of things hasn't been anything spectacular. so been looking for a new card with similar audio quality but linux friendly. the xonar soar seems to be very comparable to the z but not sure how well it plays with linux. could only find a few reviews on google and they were mostly from a guy trying to figure out why is mic was so low...

has anyone here messed around with the soar in linux? also wondering how would the xonar dx stack up against the soar and sound blaster z?
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post #175 of 180
Planning to purchase Strix Soar, I have a question not regarding it's sound. Can you actually turn off the orange LED with the latest drivers or not? I kinda like the package but I hate that orange lighting.
post #176 of 180
Can someone refresh my understanding

I just bought the Asus DLX Raid but it doesn't have built it microphone ?

The other thing do we need to use the Reverb option for headphones ? when using surround ? or without ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by xenocea View Post

Took the plunge and bought the Asus Strix Soar 7.1 Gaming Soundcard.

After installing the card, I immediately went onto the Asus website and downloaded the latest drivers from the site.

I configured my setup as 5.1 both in Windows 10 & the software. To my dismay, stereo sources doesn't get upmix to 5.1 at all, the sound only plays in two speakers out of the 5...

I have to manually turn on the upmix in the software which actually makes the sound a lot worse. Both my previous X-fi extreme music and onboard sound did a much better upmixing job than this. Did anyone else here experienced this problem?


For reference my speakers is the Logitech Z-5500.

I have the same problem , did you find a fix ? the upmix doesn't do anything , same Logitech 5500...
Edited by x7007 - 4/10/17 at 2:14am
post #177 of 180
So I cannot get this card to work. I keep getting a 0x80070463 error message when trying to install drivers. I've tried multiple different driver versions and it hangs at ASM installation. I'm on Win 7 Pro 64bit. I sprang for some new AD700x headphones and a nice modmic to get away from my gamer headset and now this sound card is giving me fits. I've tried multiple pci-e slots that are confirmed working and it's definitely plugged in. I can see the orange light. Any ideas ?
post #178 of 180
Could you guys post the Upmix 5.1 issues in the Rog forums so they will fix it ASAP ?

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?92434-Asus-DLX-RAID-doesn-t-upmix

they still don't believe there is an issue.

Please post there so they know it's not just me troubleshooting forever...
post #179 of 180
Could you help me with the EqualizerAPO setting the Logitech 5500 Sub to 110 Hz ?

I have no idea how to set it , I only need to change the sub to 110 Hz .

If you have the same speakers and it's possible that you make the change and I could just import it it would be cool.

If anyone can help with it./

Thanks
post #180 of 180
Looking to get a Strix Soar and wanted to know if I plug in my headset into this, would I be able to play 2 different audio streams?

I want to be able to play music on my speakers while simultaneously playing a game with my headset.

I would also like to switch between outputs. For example, play music on my speakers then have it stop playing through speakers and instead play through my headset.

Is this possible?
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