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Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:57pm

Can you guys recommend an external sound card?
I'm not looking for anything spectacular, something that can easily drive headphones to a high volume and costs something roughly between 50-150 dollars.
What I currently have in mind is the Asus Xonar U7, looks like a simple little product that meets my needs easily and fits into my budget.

I have this Xonar and was deliberating for a while whether it was worth spending extra $$ on a sound card. Having used it for a while now my answer is a hell yeah.

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Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:07pm

I have this Xonar and was deliberating for a while whether it was worth spending extra $$ on a sound card. Having used it for a while now my answer is a hell yeah.

It kind of isn't, though. I have that one and i would have never gotten it if i went back. Virtualized 7.1 is shit. All you're left with is a glorified headphone amp.

IG already got an external headphone amp for 30 euros that was recommended to him. It's doing the trick.

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Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:16pm

It kind of isn't, though. I have that one and i would have never gotten it if i went back. Virtualized 7.1 is shit. All you're left with is a glorified headphone amp.
IG already got an external headphone amp for 30 euros that was recommended to him. It's doing the trick.

I've had Ear Force DSS 7.1prior to the Xonar and the difference is night and day. Maybe his amp is better though.

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Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:49pm

It kind of isn't, though. I have that one and i would have never gotten it if i went back. Virtualized 7.1 is shit. All you're left with is a glorified headphone amp.
IG already got an external headphone amp for 30 euros that was recommended to him. It's doing the trick.

I've had Ear Force DSS 7.1prior to the Xonar and the difference is night and day. Maybe his amp is better though.

All sound output with virtualized channels is pretty bad, though. It simply cannot beat actual 7.1 output. You can get that with any motherboard on the market. All you need besides that is a decent amp, which you can get for a fraction of the Essence STX's price.

I paid 170 euros for my soundcard, but all it's doing is DAC and amp.

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Friday, September 5th 2014, 11:46pm

Picked up a 5820K from Microcenter for $299. Totes worth it.

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Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:09pm

Interesting problem here: My computer does not boot up when I press the power button on my case. All of my fans and lights will turn on, but my keyboard, mouse, and monitor receive no signal. However, if I hit the power button that is directly on my motherboard, it will boot up just fine.

I'm also getting some weird windows taskbar hangs that last anywhere between a minute to a never ending hang of doom.

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Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:21pm

Interesting problem here: My computer does not boot up when I press the power button on my case. All of my fans and lights will turn on, but my keyboard, mouse, and monitor receive no signal. However, if I hit the power button that is directly on my motherboard, it will boot up just fine.


What PSU do you have?

I had almost the exact same problem as you, except that my mobo didn't have a physical power button. Only a few things would power up when I pressed my case power button.
Anyway, turns out it was my PSU that was failing or having issues because it was from a really shitty brand. I replaced it and haven't had any problems since.

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Monday, September 8th 2014, 3:14am

external sound card... if you're not looking for anything fancy, behringer's UCA222 is pretty decent. its built in amp isn't suitable for any headphones that have low impedance though, which means that most in-ears are out.

if you are looking for a high end external sound card, the ODAC+02 amp is about the best thing you can get: JDS Labs - O2+ODAC Combo

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Monday, September 8th 2014, 5:15am

Turns out, Ad Block Plus has been blue screening my PC for the last weeks. It even went so far off the edge that it wouldn't let me load any webpages because it though the pages were all ads.

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Monday, September 8th 2014, 1:02pm

Turns out, Ad Block Plus has been blue screening my PC

Is this 1990?