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Just got me STX sound card at last! Couldnt believe drivers were so small. Like 10mb. First tried the asus official then uninstalled and installed uni xonar drivers. Sound quality got me sitting down listen to few mp3's i have. The quality! How! Anyhow, few hours later, i played some bf3 and couldn't really notice much in gaming really.

I have hi fi system connected and using some cheap Genuis headset until my m50 arrives ( Now that im excited for ). I've tuned a eq via the xonar Eq. But when i click Hi Fi mode ( High Fidelity ) it appears to remove any eq setting and the Hi Fi knob in Xonar control lights up meaning active. My question, Does the Hi Fi mean absolute best for music? Or is Custom Eq better? When using these Genuis headset , my custom eq sounds better in my experience but is Hi Fi the way to go?

I opened a few HD music videos and Wow! Jaw dropping experience! Audio. .

Next question is , quality formats for best music experience?

HD music video's audio quality is really on another level! As for songs, am i best sticking to getting FLAC's or does 256,320 mp3's offer similar sounds?

Hope you all understand.


A couple of things.

On the STX, the normal stereo settings sound the best. Use electri-Q for your EQ

Don't forget that you can also get different op amps. http://www.head-fi.org/t/421890/the-xonar-essence-stx-q-a-tweaking-impressions-thread/4395

Flac is the best, but if you have limited space, or if you can't find flac formats, then 320 MP3s aren't going to kill you. smile.gif
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Ok then...

I am looking at making some RCA interconnects. I already ordered some cardas tri-electric solder, but I am looking for some low cost and high quality RCA connectors and banana plugs.

I also found this silver wire on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/AWG28-0-3MM-Solid-Core-UPOCC-SILVER-Audio-BARE-WIRE-50M-/121118062216?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item1c3332f688 can anyone confirm or deny it's authenticity?

I have some of that cable sat here for when I get around to modding and recabling my T50RP's; whether it's genuine or not I couldn't tell you redface.gif they've been selling it for ages now so you'd assume that if it were fake somebody would have reported it out and Ebay would've kicked their arse by now, you know what they same about assumptions though ...........
    
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I have some of that cable sat here for when I get around to modding and recabling my T50RP's; whether it's genuine or not I couldn't tell you redface.gif they've been selling it for ages now so you'd assume that if it were fake somebody would have reported it out and Ebay would've kicked their arse by now, you know what they same about assumptions though ...........


...........works for me thumb.gif

Now I just need to find a great deal on teflon.

One last question. 28 gauge wire is pretty thin. Sound 1 strand of wire for both positive/negative work? Or should I go for a thicker gauge?
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get over it pez, seriously (some people...)

And no, I'm being serious - at least I'm warning the user, instead of him getting it removed automatically, and then warned by a mod.

I know you are...but you seem to be the one that needs to get over it. Any chance you get, you work in that the mods are out to get us all. If it bothers you that much, report it. Or PM the user.
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Let's move on from this and back to something audio related, shall we gents?

Sorry, but it needed to be said. I am now calm smile.gif.
 
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Should be fine. I knocked up some of these using SWG 30 and 34 magnet wire using super cheap (but low mass) RCA's using the 34SWG wire for signal and the thicker 30SWG for ground which is the Eichman ratio apparently; they sound great! SWG 30 is the same as 28AWG according to this chart. The rca's I bought were these, did I mention super cheap? tongue.gif I bought these specifically for testing different cable designs like this so I didn't have to worry about desoldering them if I wasn't so keen on the cable or there was a problem of some sort with it but I may keep using them because the build quality is sufficient, providing you aren't plugging/unplugging them all the time. The fact that they are low mass (again, ala Eichman) is a bonus smile.gif

Are you going to be twisting the cables?
    
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band.gif I am now calm smile.gif.

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Didn't realize my amp gotten so dusty in the back. Just cleaned it. biggrin.gif I also need to get a camera. The iPhone has a decent camera, but the quality feels lacking compared to a dedicated camera with proper lighting and lens.
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A couple of things.

On the STX, the normal stereo settings sound the best. Use electri-Q for your EQ

Don't forget that you can also get different op amps. http://www.head-fi.org/t/421890/the-xonar-essence-stx-q-a-tweaking-impressions-thread/4395

Flac is the best, but if you have limited space, or if you can't find flac formats, then 320 MP3s aren't going to kill you. smile.gif

Thanks for your response. Cant find Electri-Q though by EQ and that website is currently down.
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Nice collection OC'N. thumb.gif

I'm playing Company of Heroes and listening to Morricone on 650s all night. Getting ready for COH2.
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Playing Music on pc.

WinAmp?
Foobar2000?

I know WinAmp has that audio setting to set to 24bit

But when searching pc audio i notice foobar being mentioned. Can anyone explain please?
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