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So I found a good price on this sound card, ($20) and bought it! Got it installed and working good! I have my headphones plugged in to it (not using front panel, using the input on the card) and I have a Toslink out to a receiver (for 5.1/movies).

If anyone has one and has messed around with it, can anyone tell me how to get the most out of it for gaming?

There's not a lot of information via the ASUS support website or the tiny manual that was included! I see two buttons on the user interface, one 'GX' and 'HF'. HF I know is for 'Hi-Fi', and GX for gaming. Anyways, any input is appreciated!
    
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If you want you can push the GX button, in games that support certain modes of EAX you'll get the same effects.

Most modern games don't use EAX though, they handle the positional audio themselves. So plug in your headphones, boot up a game, and have fun.

Hifi mode just means the card won't apply any DSP to the signal, no EQ, no effects, etc. I usually use this mode.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;11733942 
If you want you can push the GX button, in games that support certain modes of EAX you'll get the same effects.

Most modern games don't use EAX though, they handle the positional audio themselves. So plug in your headphones, boot up a game, and have fun.

Hifi mode just means the card won't apply any DSP to the signal, no EQ, no effects, etc. I usually use this mode.

Awesome, thanks. Very insightful.
    
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What sample rate should I use? 44.1/48/96? Does it matter or is it dependent on the source material ultimately?
    
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What sample rate should I use? 44.1/48/96? Does it matter or is it dependent on the source material ultimately?

The highest supported. Since this is digital the higher the sample rate the more accurate the sound. Here is some good info on sample rates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_rate
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I doubt you will hear a difference, since humans can only hear to around ~20kish. Therefore, I dont know how people can hear the difference between 44.1/48/96 sample rate.

This, like the age old "eyes can see about X FPS" will always be in debate. I remain skeptical of those who can hear a difference, even though technically, quality is better with higher sampling rates.
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Not one listener, under any circumstances, could consistently distinguish between high-resolution audio that was passed through the 44.1kHz/16-bit CD “bottleneck” and audio that wasn't.

Taken from: http://mixonline.com/recording/mixing/audio_emperors_new_sampling/index.html

Best thing to do is to test it yourself. I mean, why not go for the highest supported anyways. There's really nothing to lose lol
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;11736578 
What sample rate should I use? 44.1/48/96? Does it matter or is it dependent on the source material ultimately?

It won't matter as the it should (now, Asus took it's sweet time) automatically switch to the sampling rate of the source material. Anywho, you should set it at 96kHz anyway as it has the best measurements of any sampling rate.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;11736636 
The highest supported. Since this is digital the higher the sample rate the more accurate the sound. Here is some good info on sample rates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_rate

to an extent. If the sampling rate is too high, it can result in sampling errors resulting in greater distortion.
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:confused:Won't having music being played at 48 and having your settings at 96 cause resampling?confused.gif
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Anyone know how to get the MagicVoice working?
    
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