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Asus Xonar Essence STX Soundcard Evaluated


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#1 Nemo

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:00 AM

OCC reviews the Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard. Just how well does it stack up against a custom modded X-Fi XtremeMusic? The results might surprise you - http://www.overclock...ar_essence_stx/

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

Nice review there Steve. :)

I'm impressed by how much thought ASUS has apparently put into the design of this card.
I'd certainly like to listen to one myself.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

Aha, I knew you would like it Steve ;)

Edit: Great review!

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:24 PM

Wow...RCA, headphone amp and burr brown

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:37 PM

That is a NICE sound card!
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Very excellent review as well Steve...
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:41 AM

We need more high grade cards like this from competitors maybe it will make Creative stop producing junk. Very informative review and what an exceptional card.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:18 AM

We need more high grade cards like this from competitors maybe it will make Creative stop producing junk. Very informative review and what an exceptional card.

:withstupid: +1 I couldn't agree more. The quality and quantity of sound cards has been going downhill for a while now :(

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:58 PM

Thanks everyone (especially Carl for suggesting it), yeah it was a lot of fun reviewing the card, although quite difficult to find fault in the product at all.

Asus have steadily been building an amazing line up of soundcards to suit every level of requirements and budget, so while I still use my X-Fi XtremeMusic in one machine, if I was buying a new card, it wouldn't be one from Creative, it would be an Asus card, possibly the D2 or higher, based on the sound quality experienced with the Essence STX :)

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