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It does not take $400 headphones to notice the difference. My DT880s ($200-$250) are very different from different sources, and lower end hi-fi headphones like the AD-700s, Denon D1001, or really any well reviewed $100-$150 headphone should benefit from the STX as well.
Of course. I meant that maybe it would take $400 headphones to notice a $200/$200 difference. I'm guessing that with AD700s and an STX the noticeable difference would be worth less, say $100/$200. In which case, it would be better to get a Xonar DX or Titanium HD instead so that you would hear a $70/$80 or a $100/$140 difference.

This is all just speculation by me. That's why I want to get actual hardware to test with.
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It could be you're not a very perceptive person when it comes to audio. It could also be that your sound files are poor. Also, the amount of misinformation here... I'm not even gonna.
    
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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...essions-thread

Download the latest Uni Drivers (unofficial but MANY ppl say they work better)
http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/0...ified-drivers/
    
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
It does not take $400 headphones to notice the difference. My DT880s ($200-$250) are very different from different sources, and lower end hi-fi headphones like the AD-700s, Denon D1001, or really any well reviewed $100-$150 headphone should benefit from the STX as well.
AD700s and other low impedance headphones won't benefit at all from amplifiers. He's basically listening to RX700s on a Xonar DX with an amplifier(which is useless for them).

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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
It could be you're not a very perceptive person when it comes to audio. It could also be that your sound files are poor. Also, the amount of misinformation here... I'm not even gonna.
Possibly. I also asked about the files he was listening on. If they're 128kbps well..

Btw, did you mod the Rx700s? Jw.
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Simple question but you did change the sound output settings right?
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Simple question but you did change the sound output settings right?
I tried fiddling with every setting in the image below. That is how I was able to figure out that the only time I got white noise was when the sample rate was set to 44.1KHz. Image also shows the settings that I want to roll with. If you're talking about something else, let me know.



Guys, this is in my first post.


Edited by cuad - 3/27/11 at 12:11am
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post #17 of 26
Is that a vinyl 24-bit rip? Because poor vinyl rips will add noise to the recording.
Also you tried the Uni drivers? http://brainbit.wordpress.com/category/uni-xonar/
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I will try the uni drivers later tonight. The white noise I'm complaining about isn't from any file. It's just there. As soon as I set the sample rate to 44.1KHz, it's like someone opens a faucet of white noise. When I change it to 48, 96 or 192KHz it goes away.
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I will try the uni drivers later tonight. The white noise I'm complaining about isn't from any file. It's just there. As soon as I set the sample rate to 44.1KHz, it's like someone opens a faucet of white noise. When I change it to 48, 96 or 192KHz it goes away.
Maybe the Uni drivers will fix that problem. Give them a go. Definitely odd problem if it's only occurring in 44.1 khz.
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post #20 of 26
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Uni drivers were no help. I also put the STX into another computer and got the same results. I'm going to return it tomorrow or Monday. Will think about getting a Titanium HD while there's a $30 rebate floating around. Maybe better headphones first. A DX. Who knows.

I'm kind of annoyed that ASUS doesn't put that $200 card into a god damned antistatic bag. Instead, they put it in a nice staticky plastic box.
Edited by cuad - 3/27/11 at 4:30am
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