Sold by japanmove and ships from amazon fulfillment. Found 9 files for windows 10, windows 10 64bit, windows 8. Sound blaster zs sbx pro vs xonar stxs higher snr choice. If the icon is not shown on the taskbar, click start all programs asus essence stx ii audio essence stx ii audio center to launch the audio center.
Because it used pci express, asus xonar essence stx didnt need a. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Asus xonar essence stx 124 db snr headphone amp card. I use the asus essence software at the moment with the folliwng settings. Optimized power delivery is assured with lowdropout ldo regulators and wima capacitors.
Correct way to install soundcard asus essence stx ii. There is a slight chance that having the onboard audio active in the bios, might interfere with the install of the asus essence stx ii software installation slight chance. They appear to be identical, other than the st being configured to fit into a standard pci slot on a legacy computers motherboard, the stx conforming to the newer pci express standard. The display area shows the 10band signal meter, volume level, and the status of the dolbydts technologies, eq, and dsp modes. Xonar essence stx and asio steve hoffman music forums. Nov 07, 2014 if quality audio is high on your list when it comes to building a rig then the xonar stx ii needs to be in your spec list.
But on an apples to apples comparison cd vs flac at 16bit 44. Updated stx ii with msi b450 gaming pro carbon ac, added stx with msi b450 gaming pro carbon ac, dx with asus prime x570 pro, d1 with asus prime x370a, dx with gigabyte gaab350gaming, removed dsx with asus prime x570 pro because of typo. Equipping the xonar essence stx with the best components and the finest design, the stx delivers a topoftheline audio experience with a 124 db snr rating. Amd nvidia intel chassis gaming cooling asus msi ssd storage. Dolby prologic ii is the wellknown technology to process any native. Essence stx ii delivers industryleading 124db snr audio clarity. The first driver supported the firstlaunched xonar cards, but as it stands today, the most recent version of alsa in the linux kernel supports the xonar d1, d2, d2x, dx, essence st deluxe, essence stx and also the hdav1. Buy asus essence stx ii 24bit 192khz pci express x1 interface hifi quality sound card with fast shipping and toprated customer service. Essence stx ii,standard 3 years,pci express,asus av100 highdefinition sound processor max. The asus xonar essence stx is a pcie audio card that is designed for the music enthusiast. Page 1 xonar essence stx audio card user manual page 2 product warranty or service will not be extended if. Installed, all is good, downloaded all the files from website bc the disk wouldnt do its job for some reason. Sound blaster zs sbx pro vs xonar stx s higher snr choice. From here on, unless otherwise noted, my comments refer to both cards.
Experience profound musicality thanks to highquality muses opamps and an additional opamp swap kit. The stx ii brings new opamps and a more precise clock generator to the table. The software installed on windows 10 version 1809 without issue and after a few changes in the settings, i was enjoying my collection of 24bit, 192khz music in pure digital clarity. Choosing only the best components and finest design, xonar essence stx achieves unprecedented 124 db snr 64 times clear than onboard solutions, bringing topothe shelf audio experience for audiophiles. Introduction package contents asus xonar essence stx pci express audio card 3. It features 124db snr signaltonoise ratio audio clarity with headphone output that reaches 120db snr using the multichannel daughterboard that slides. But the interface has that look of software from 10 years back or more. I am wondering if i have to disable on board sound and.
Oct 19, 2017 asus xonar u3 or creative sound blaster xfi. Asus xonar installation is pretty easy job to be done. Expanding on possibilities, we take a look at the successor to the highly acclaimed xonar essence stx. The essence stx ii pci express sound card from asus is a pci express sound card that is optimized for use with headphones. Review and measurements of asus stx ii pci sound card. Sold by audio 46 and ships from amazon fulfillment. The u7 offers 24bit192khz recording and playback with 114db snr, spdif output, 7. With some basic details on how and what needs to be done to install the card into your machine.
Review and measurements of asus stx ii pci sound card audio. Walmart added images of the expansion inadvertently. Read about all things rog, including gaming, new products, press releases, events, guides, mods, builds, overclocking, and more. Asus xonar essence stx what does it take to turn the pc. Redefine your pc audio with the asus essence stx ii hifi sound card. Right channel iv converters b left channel iv converters c. Added dsx with asus prime b350plus, stx ii with gigabyte x570 aorus xtreme. Got this sound card ages ago and have started fiddling around with the settings to see what works best. Need help figuring out what goes where with new xonar essence stx. This is a medium sized pc card which oddly requires external power. The included software is similar to the original stx, which unifies all of the functions of the sound card. I have a xonar essence stx and now im replacing my motherboard to msi x470 gaming pro cabron, which it has a high end audio card. Products certified by the federal communications commission and industry canada will be distributed in the united states and canada.
Once the onboard audio is disabled, in the bios, the computer will just ignore the realtek software drivers and sound blaster software, so deleting them is optional. Hifiquality sound card designed to delight audiophiles with 124db signaltonoiseratio snr clarity, a 600ohmheadphone amplifier and precision clocktuning technology. It is well laid out and easy to understand and features various audio channel controls, an equaliser and easy button functions for music, movie and gaming modes. Never buying an asus soundcard again, still the same old beta driver now for windows 10 its just mindblowing how horrible their support is and keep in mind that stx ii is a premium card. The only thing i would recommend improving is the software. Pcb color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice. Find over 30,000 products at your local micro center, including the essence stx ii pciexpress sound card. A lot depends on your choice of software for music playback though. Asus rog strix geforce rtx 2070 advanced overclocked 8g gddr6 hdmi dp 1. Sound settings asus xonar stx ii overclockers uk forums. Geforce gtx 1080 ti is the fastest gaming gpu that delivers 35% faster performance than the geforce gtx 1080. Asus essence stx ii pciexpress sound card micro center. The drivers are fine and work well with windows 10. Asus essence stx ii hifi quality sound card with 124db.
Oct 20, 2009 the first driver supported the firstlaunched xonar cards, but as it stands today, the most recent version of alsa in the linux kernel supports the xonar d1, d2, d2x, dx, essence st deluxe, essence stx and also the hdav1. Asus xonar essence ststx soundcards specifications. Asio on the xonar stx st series of cards absolutely overrides the windows sample rate, as does wasapi. Asus engineers have furnished essence stx ii with an additional gain control designed especially for highsensitivity iem headphones, allowing musicians and audio purists to use earpieces that channel audio output straight to the ear canal isolating ambient noise for listening that requires undisturbed concentration. The comparison is a bit tricky though because i i have upgraded the opamps. Essence stx ii,standard 3 years,pci express, asus av100 highdefinition sound processor max. Asus sent me both the xonar essence st and essence stx cards. Also, when the installation has finished, do perform a restart to ensure that all changes take effect properly. Sennheiser 14 adapter 549346 authentic genuine universal 6. Discussion in sound city started by nexus18, oct 4, 2014. Asus marked their entry into the highend sound card market with the xonar essence st some years ago. If quality audio is high on your list when it comes to building a rig then the xonar stx ii needs to be in your spec list.
Please note that these are modded drivers and there are limitations regarding how much the actual original drivers can be fixed this way. Using the asus xonar essence stx under linux techgage. Unquestionably excellent and an easy winner of our oc3d gold award. The essence stx ii is a pcie x1 solution engineered for audiophiles and audio purists who demand topnotch sound from their desktops. Drivers work with stxii cards but the changing audio settings may not work with asus audio center and only with cmedia. Changing to 24 bit using external software, does remedy this and. Built on the acclaimed essence stx, it takes the legendary audio quality to a new level with an. Asus essence stx ii hifi quality sound card with 124db snr.1644 828 364 621 1225 1296 1275 7 1165 988 894 987 1237 398 299 504 244 98 178 144 1077 1404 1296 998 704 1398 539 1202 1090 1318 791 969 769 1471