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now i use stx, before prelude...

if u most on gaming/gaming no.1 i suggest u go for x-fi/titanium hd/hi-end x-fi's

stx really sound clear !!
but on gaming the sound kinda "dull" compared to my previous prelude...
(it got better directional precision thou' compared to my prelude, i can say dolby's does better for directional emulation compared to cmss3d)
but playing game with sound like "movie" boom there boom here, my prelude do better......

ex : i tested reload on bfbc 2, the sound of reload sound more enjoyable on prelude..

and u must choose manually how many ch's of sound source u play...on stx
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beside things i mentioned above...sound quality,separation stx are far better ^^

i use 2.1 speaker and headphone...


so ur choice...
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I also have STX. Used to have Auzentech Forte. FPS gaming was a little better with the CMSS-3d technology of the forte, plus I enjoyed the dedicated headphone amp. But I have no complaints with the STX, and should suit your needs just fine
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I also have STX. Used to have Auzentech Forte. FPS gaming was a little better with the CMSS-3d technology of the forte, plus I enjoyed the dedicated headphone amp. But I have no complaints with the STX, and should suit your needs just fine
Would you rate the Forte far infront of the STX when it comes to FPS gaming (positional sounds)? I am mainly a FPS gamer (Counter-Strike Source). It seems to me that the Auzentech X-Fi Forte is more of a gaming card because of EAX and stuff, but from what I am reading it seems that most games do not support EAX now? Therefore I am wondering if the Asus Xonar Essence ST would be a better option?

Edit: Can I ask why you switched out the Forte for the STX?
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Bumping this bad boy up ^^,
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Originally Posted by Espen View Post
Would you rate the Forte far infront of the STX when it comes to FPS gaming (positional sounds)? I am mainly a FPS gamer (Counter-Strike Source). It seems to me that the Auzentech X-Fi Forte is more of a gaming card because of EAX and stuff, but from what I am reading it seems that most games do not support EAX now? Therefore I am wondering if the Asus Xonar Essence ST would be a better option?

Edit: Can I ask why you switched out the Forte for the STX?
He probably did it because his Forte died. Fortes have a reputation around here for dying within a year.
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Has anyone noticed a trending on how/why, or even what on the Forte cards is dying? Is it the output amp, or something else? Shouldn't be too difficult to figure the things out.
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Has anyone noticed a trending on how/why, or even what on the Forte cards is dying? Is it the output amp, or something else? Shouldn't be too difficult to figure the things out.
I'm thinking it's due to poor grounding design. It usually always starts with the squealing that usually ends up with a dead card.
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post #28 of 35
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Hmm, I was set on the Auzentech X-Fi Forte, but this is worrying me now...
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Creative and Auzentech both use the X-Fi chip (obviously). Creative though, is the devil between in this case because of their driver issues with Windows 7 and Auzentech is the angel because it doesn't have problems that I've heard of so I'll just assume its the angel. If you want Creative, get the Titanium HD (notice I said HD). That's their best. The HT Omega cards are OK while Asus still maintains the best. However, if you want something better than a sound card, get a receiver (DAC and Amp in one).
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So from my understanding, the ST/X CAN be used for FPS gaming, but only if you have a set of headphones that make use of the amp. I have a pair of HD555's, and soon to be HD598's, so those make use of the amp correct? For a game such as Counter-Strike: Source, will the ST/X provide great positional sound, as well as clarity in game? I keep hearing some complaints about the ST/X having improper positional audio, and would just like some clarification from those knowledgeable on the topic.
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