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Old 03-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #61
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Re: * Xonar Essence STX...WOW *

Wish I had audiophile hearing, as that may make me interested in an audio upgrade.

Hope no one pulled the trigger too fast on Xonar.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:33 PM   #62
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Re: * Xonar Essence STX...WOW *

Here's some more at the bottom.

http://rog.asus.com/307922014/news/a...ound-launches/

Basically the changes are a temperature controlled clock oscillator, a 600 ohm capable headphone amp, and better German made capacitors in areas. It looks like they have added some of the Muses OP amps plus a kit is provided.

The STX I have already does 600ohmn headphones (don't use it) and has +124dB SNR. There is really nothing for me to see here but I am glad that I picked the No. 1 PC audio card out there that has lasted 4yrs already and spawned a second version that still looks identical lol. The big news for me is ASUS will continue driver development now and I am almost positive the drivers will work on the original STX.

Thanks for the link PeterT.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:20 PM   #63
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Re: * Xonar Essence STX...WOW *

STX II up on ASUS site but still no drivers.

https://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and...ssence_STX_II/


You can check compare and go over to the old STX and check compare and see there is basically no difference at all. I bet drivers will be identical for both boards and I wouldn't be surprised if they revamped the Audio Control Panel layout. They should make something different.

https://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and...r_Essence_STX/
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:08 PM   #64
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I will be shipping my old Zenn headphones soon and I will put your OP amps in the mail Skully. Probably Saturday.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:22 PM   #65
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I will be shipping my old Zenn headphones soon and I will put your OP amps in the mail Skully. Probably Saturday.
Thanks bud, I'll give em a try and see if I like the sound any better then
what I have now...
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Yeah Skully they are easy to replace, just make sure you put the small dot in the right place (pin 1). If you read up on it, the two amps are the ones that effect speakers. You can read the manual and Google it. They do have an effect on audio and most people prefer the ones I am sending you.
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Thanks Sandog for the info, yea I'll read up on the amps...
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #68
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Well I have more instances of displeasure with Ebay. They revamped their item selling again and somehow international shipping got checked on my auction. An Israeli won the auction and fortunately he withdrew his winning bid to avoid paying high import fees or whatnot. I gave the second bidder a chance to rebuy it and haven't heard back yet. All this means I will have to re-auction my headphones so I won't be shipping the OP amps quite yet Skully.
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Just shipped your OP amps Skully. They should arrive early this week.
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Just shipped your OP amps Skully. They should arrive early this week.
Great... I'll be looking forward to receiving them...
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Great... I'll be looking forward to receiving them...
Yeah, I would really give them a week long trial each.
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Yeah, I would really give them a week long trial each.
That would be a good trial period...
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My sound system is working well with out problems. But I'll enjoy trying
out the new OP amps for sure...
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Just got through listening to some heavy metal on tunein. Sound is the best online
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Just got through listening to some heavy metal on tunein. Sound is the best online
Yea I've listened to some good stuff from off the net...
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