Originally Posted by nightdagger
Yeah, but I'm poor enough as it is, the only X-Fi I'll be affording for a while is the XtremeMusic. And btw the xtreme platinum is an extrememusic with the input in the 5.25 bay.
I'm quite aware of that. There are certain difference which are quite important to me. The XtremeMusic doesnt offer any sorts of digital out at all.
And as noted before the board also has some different parts.... from what i can see, they seem to caps for the power supply as the card draws its power from the front panel. So adding a front face later may not be a possibility.
sound is Clean and crisp. But for my HD580... A little too soft for my taste. I'm not going to use the EQ to adjust it...like my sound flat. Just not loud enough for me when using head phones.... I listen to all sorts of music and some is quite soft and it just doesnt cut it for me even at max volume.....
that was easily solved
. I just put together a headphone amp using the burrbrown opamps. I set it to about 4db gain and voila... MUCH BETTER.
It improved the sound quality tremendously..everything is just more vivid.
Schematics can be found here http://headwize.com/projects/showfil...=cmoy2_prj.htm
This card needs a headphone amp (i think any card would) to really bring the headphones alive.
I'd do some more testing in a bit and see what else this thing can do