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Is there a difference in sound quality between a dedicated sound card and motherboard audio? Mon Nov 09, 9: If you have nothing more than a modest set of 2. August 28th, 3. Yes, my password is: I’ve been playing back bit FLAC files all this time without realizing that the oss emulation feature is downsampling to bit!

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Of course, this assumes that both were made from the same source and that both are playing back on the same hardware. I used an external, noise-free amplifier, so I did not plug headphones directly into the audio ports. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Next came some listening.

The short version is that the 2. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Whether you like the result or not depends upon your tastes, so have fun experimenting!

First, get a list of current sound cards in the system.

Asus Xonar STX/ST and headphones: A basic guide

August 28th, 3. Even off the live CD desktop environment, xonag card worked just as it should, with the options that it was supposed to offer.


I used the smallest 3. The Xonar Essdnce requires external power from a floppy connector. Noise levels are lower at a higher bit depth, and bit kHz produces good results in the noise level area.

My purpose requires noise-free stereo audio, so I ignored the gimmicks of 7. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their esssence.

By changing these values, we can force PulseAudio to use a specific bit depth and rate for everything. There is not a real hardware based gain change, only a software volume limiting change. As it is, we cannot. We see two details for the same card0: The Xonar DX is a 7.

Recommended Linux Sound Drivers for ASUS Xonar Essence ST?

Shown here is bit 44kHz playback. The Xonar DX simply will not work.

Fri Nov 06, 4: A pictorial diagram illustrates the various speaker configurations. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Post 39 of A digital output, coaxial or optical, is not subject to interference the same way as an limux signal. Loud hiss and background noise combined with digital jitter beeps from computer activity.


I suspect most people with this card are probably there for the headphone amp, anyway — I certainly do most of my listening with cans for privacy and to block essencce more outside sound which is why I hardly ever use my Grado SRs anymore, as they’re not particularly good at doing either, although they do sound nice.

No more waiting ’til March!

Windows 7 requires drivers. If you increase the “gain” by 6db but reduce the volume control by 6db the sound will match exactly. Mar 5, at Your options remain to either accept the unstable version probably not essence wise for the kernelor just do as I did and copy the folder out of 2.

For EQ, I’m not sure.