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post #11 of 19
Yep. Foobar2000 does not play nicely with Xonar cards, my Xonar D1 being one of them. I got a BSOD from trying to use ASIO with f2k on my D1. I decided to switch back to Winamp and problems...solved.
Edited by RallyMaster - 4/4/11 at 8:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FDS View Post
He may just be looking for pci, but according to responses from people who have owned and directly compared both, yes it is. Read through the essence st/stx threads on head-fi:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...essions-thread
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-st-sneak-peek

I considered the ST/STX for a long time, but eventually decided against it because lots of people have reported driver problems. This is excerpted from the foobar2000 FAQ:



also see: https://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...age=3&count=26
What is a good alternative card then? An Auzentech Prelude, HT Omega Claro, or?.....

- or - why not just buy a receiver like you would for a home theater system?
post #13 of 19
Well, friends of mine convinced me that the STX is probably the more future-proof choice. Going to buy one and do a side-by-side comparison with my Titanium HD. Yeeaaahhhhhh.

Dangit. Shipping is $10 for me.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Well, friends of mine convinced me that the STX is probably the more future-proof choice. Going to buy one and do a side-by-side comparison with my Titanium HD. Yeeaaahhhhhh.

Dangit. Shipping is $10 for me.
Good info on the shipping, will add it to the OP.
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Quote:
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What is a good alternative card then? An Auzentech Prelude, HT Omega Claro, or?.....

- or - why not just buy a receiver like you would for a home theater system?
I went the external dac/amp route with the nuforce HDP. I like not having to worry about having driver support or a pci slot to put it in down the road. I can also use it with a laptop or other portable computer and am not chained to the desktop. I'm not trying to sway people from internal sound cards, just my personal choice.
post #16 of 19
Xonar DX and FOOBAR no issues here.
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My card still hasn't shipped (there's a tracking number but it hasn't moved). These people gotta be joking.
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
My card still hasn't shipped (there's a tracking number but it hasn't moved). These people gotta be joking.
Oh man that stinks. I was seriously considering picking up the ST from them and a Xonar H6 (if I can find one) so I can get surround sound working.

Keep us posted on what's going on with your STX. I can't wait to hear your impressions.
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I left a service email for Geeks.com and this is what I got back two days ago.
Quote:
All Federal Express Ground shipments to the Midwest, East coast, & Texas
orders are put on an Express feeder truck from our location in Southern
California and are shipped to the main Federal Express sort facility in
Memphis, TN. The estimated delivery date as April 9th shows when this
package will reach Memphis. Once scanned at Memphis, the tracking will
become updated. Federal Express will not be able to track your package until
it is scanned in Memphis, which usually takes 3-4 business days from when
the order left our warehouse.

Please note your tracking is not yet active. Please continue to check Fed
Ex.com for updates, or feel free to contact our customer service department
if you need further assistance. Customer Service hours of operation is M-F
from 7am to 5pm PST.
Sure enough, FedEx is now updated and...my delivery date is now moved to the 12th of April. That would be an entire business week and two days to get my stuff delivered. Fail.
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