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Old 01-22-11, 04:29 PM   #13
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what op-amp does it use for the headphones?
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Old 01-22-11, 04:30 PM   #14
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Old 01-22-11, 04:36 PM   #15
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what op-amp does it use for the headphones?
Whatever one you want it to... They are changeable.
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Old 01-22-11, 04:43 PM   #16
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Yes but what does it use when you buy it?

I think if you want the best sound you just need to buy the cheapest card with pluggable opamps and upgrade it,
But if the one in the STX is fine then no need.
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Old 01-22-11, 04:58 PM   #17
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Question: One test said that the card handled games fine but if you were a gamer you wouldn't have much interest in this card anyway, is there any thruth to that? I use a headset while gaming and spend a lot of time on teamsspeak etc so it's essential that it can and will handle a microphone without issues.Will that be a problem here?

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Performance with games is not what I would call a primary concern of the Essence. However, it does support gaming through the latest Directsound 3D algorithms, which is better than having no support for gamers. But if you're a gamer first and foremost then I would not imagine you would have too much interest in the Essence anyway.
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Old 01-22-11, 04:59 PM   #18
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Question: One test said that the card handled games fine but if you were a gamer you wouldn't have much interest in this card anyway, is there any thruth to that? I use a headset while gaming and spend a lot of time on teamsspeak etc so it's essential that it can and will handle a microphone without issues.Will that be a problem here?
Sure it doesn't support EAX9001, but it works perfectly here for everything i've thrown at it.
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Old 01-22-11, 05:10 PM   #20
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Dude, seriously that is NOT swedish, hate to burst your bubble
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Old 01-22-11, 05:20 PM   #22
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Reading a lot of conflicting reports here, getting the impression i bought the wrong model tbh. I play more games than i listen to music on my pc and the lack of eax support worries me, i kinda figured all xonar models had that support.

EDIT : Cancelled the STX and got the Asus XONAR D2X/XDT 7.1 PCIe instead.
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Reading a lot of conflicting reports here, getting the impression i bought the wrong model tbh. I play more games than i listen to music on my pc and the lack of eax support worries me, i kinda figured all xonar models had that support.

EDIT : Cancelled the STX and got the Asus XONAR D2X/XDT 7.1 PCIe instead.
one thing i didn't like about the d2x was the dam floppy connector for power lol...all the reviews i read say the dam pins can bend very easily..
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Reading a lot of conflicting reports here, getting the impression i bought the wrong model tbh. I play more games than i listen to music on my pc and the lack of eax support worries me, i kinda figured all xonar models had that support.

EDIT : Cancelled the STX and got the Asus XONAR D2X/XDT 7.1 PCIe instead.
This is what i'm interested in too. I play games on my PC, not listen to music on it. i have a dedicated AMP for that. The gaming sound is the most important thing as well as mic support for Team Chat.

It is the reason I don't know which card to get.
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