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moriz wrote:that must be one very quite sound card then, since it is so discreet.
sorry, bad joke is bad.
Krogoth wrote:Care to enlightenment me?
sluggo wrote:The cover story of the most recent issue of Stereophile is the ASUS Xonar Essence card. Other than a few unsupported sample rates (under Vista only - XP showed no problems), they found no faults with the operation and had glowing remarks about the sound and technical performance. Extremely low noise (usable 19 bit resolution), extremely low jitter, and nearly unmeasureable distortion out of the ADC. The headphone outputs were 10 Ohms, with 7 Volts available for high-impedance cans. They call the card "the least expensive means of extracting true high-end sound from a PC".
Santa, are you listening?
kvndoom wrote:I love my D1, but I've pondered getting the ST just for the headphone output. I cannot imagine how nice my Senn HD600's would sound being fed directly from that card.