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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.
The plastic box is supposed to prevent any static shock to affect the sound card. I think you're just annoyed b/c you and everyone else expects a 200 dollar sound card to work perfectly from the getgo.
    
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Two.

I went through two Xonar Essence STXs yesterday.
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Two.

I went through two Xonar Essence STXs yesterday.
It's not the sound card's problem, TBH.
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It's not the sound card's problem, TBH.
And I put the second one in two computers. The issue could still be my headphones though. I just don't know what makes the white noise go away when using any sample rate other than 44.1KHz.
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post #25 of 26
When I got my Xonar DX and the RX700s the difference was pretty clear. The clarity of sound was VERY different even for stuff like youtube videos.

That said I'm now using AD700s
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Yes... if you were upgrading from a Realtek ALC889 (your mobo has a different sound card that I have no experience with) and $10 headphones (to RX700s) there would have been a difference, but it would have been from the headphones only. That said I'd guess that the AD700s can't be driven fully by the ALC889 and would benefit from a better sound card
Edited by cuad - 3/27/11 at 3:52pm
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