ASUS Essence STX II 7.1

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by Mr_Alexander, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Congrats man.:)
    Let us know how it is.
    Still not a word here about availability in Noth America. I guess I have to wait a little longer.
    Buying from UK will be too much money for me. Shipment plus I will have to pay customs.:(
     
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    To note, we have one here in the Guru3d Audio lab and the review is almost finished. No spoilers though! I put in alot of extra testing for certain aspects....
    Stay tuned.
     
  3. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Awesome. Really exited about the review.
    Have a question though. Since you already have one and I assume you are in touch with people from Asus. Can you give us a hint when it is going to be available worldwide by any chance.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. nikavelli

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    Source plz.
     

  5. ROBSCIX

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    I have no idea and they generally keep such things close to home.
    As for it not being sold in NA, I find that hard to believe considering the size of the market. That being said, sometimes they test market in certain regions and expand into others. If you want one you can always get one even if not sold locally.

    To note, I am about 200 miles from ya!
     
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I also find it hard to believe that they are willing loose so many sales by ignoring our region. Lets wait a little bit more and see what happens.
     
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    I read it on the asus rog forum from MarshallR@Asus
    I guess he works for Asus
    he said the the NA distros aren't going to carry it
     
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    Marketing changes also...one day it is this, next day it is that. Wait and see how it goes. My bet is you will see it show up in NA, eventually.
     
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    lol,but I live in the world of instant gratification :)
     
  10. bigcid1

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    my stx II 7.1 comes tomorrow !! yeh!!
     

  11. RagDoll_Effect

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    Cool, send it to me when you get it lol j/k

    Tell us how it is, very interested :)

    regards,
    RagDoll.
     
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    Wonder how is it compared to SBZ.
     
  13. bigcid1

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    thanks,fedex or ups?
    sure thing,I will let you all know


    PS: I finally got a decent pair of headphones ,sennheiser hd 558
    and the antlion v4 mic
     
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  14. bigcid1

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    well the one that it would be the closest to compare is the zxr
    that's what I'm selling now to pay for this one
    it's I'm so over Creative labs ,at least this card will have some sort of linux support and It looks like it's made better,we shall see though
     
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    I already have mine...review is almost done. Stay tuned!
     

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    :boob::eek2: Any hints on how good it is? :)

    regards,

    RagDoll.
     
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    I replaced Phoebus with SBZ, couldn't get ZXR around here. my only grip with creative is excatly what happened with my previous creative cards, sometimes the system recognize it as Recon 3D and i need shutdown the PC plug it out and then in, annoying...

    Other than that it way way better than phoebus.
     
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    I never had an issue with my system thinking my zxr was anything else
    other than what it was.
    the only issue I had was sometime it wouldn't recognize it at all
    if I rebooted it fix itself,but it only did it every so often ,not many times
     
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    ok,first impressions are :
    very well made card,installed without issue
    asus sound control panel had the dolby headphone/7.1 virtual settings
    software is kinda primitive compared to creative although it has more features
    only issue I have so far is when I set it to 5.1 ,I had to connect my rear speaker
    plugs to the side jacks or else I would have no sound if I tested 5.1
    I would have to set it ti 7.1 then the rear would work
    there is an option to swap rear and side but I kinda thought it was dopey
    maybe they will fix it down the road
    analog will go to 192KHz up to 7.1
    I'm still messing with it ,so I will report back with more impressions
    thanks
     
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    Cool, and is it a mediocre improvement in sound, or quite noticeable?

    regards
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