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boofsterb
01-06-2013, 03:38 AM
I recently purchased this device from geeks.com and couldn't be more pleased.
After reading all the post about bad audio drivers for VIA on G75VW, I can only
suggest this device for quality audio at an affordable price.

tkolarik
01-06-2013, 04:18 AM
Maybe Asus can send us all one, no charge, for our trouble and then we can move on. However, I already bought the Logitech H800 wireless, bluetooth or wifi headset.

boofsterb
01-06-2013, 06:32 AM
My point exactly. After all, these are laptops restricted to space. Can't expect the best of everything in such a small container.
There's always alternatives (mine just happened to be under $25).

As for Asus sending out free merchandise, that would have to be between you and Asus. All I can suggest is writing multiple letters of complaints and hopefully they'll feel jovial enough to respond with sincerity.

DirtyCodingHabitz
01-06-2013, 08:05 AM
I'm buying Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D (http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1071&products_id=19613) with the Omega Headset soon. The sound on G75VX is crap :(

boofsterb
01-06-2013, 03:51 PM
I'm buying Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D (http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1071&products_id=19613) with the Omega Headset soon. The sound on G75VX is crap :(

Those are awesome. I am officially jealous. :p

I currently use my xonar u3 with my Vulcan ANC Headset.

Silver-Eye
01-06-2013, 04:59 PM
Hey, actually waiting to receive my xonar U3 too, (tuesday is the delivery) to use with my Sennheiser 380 pro :p

boofsterb
01-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Hey, actually waiting to receive my xonar U3 too, (tuesday is the delivery) to use with my Sennheiser 380 pro :p

Totally worth it. I particularly like all the different audio settings that are offered in the audio center and the Soft rock EQ setting which is right in the area perfect for tweaking. I got mine from geeks.com for $24.99 after that I saw that they raised the price to $31.99.

Silver-Eye
01-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Totally worth it. I particularly like all the different audio settings that are offered in the audio center and the Soft rock EQ setting which is right in the area perfect for tweaking. I got mine from geeks.com for $24.99 after that I saw that they raised the price to $31.99.

After all reviews, it seams a good choice for the money, I bought it in a local shop for 35 euros (with delivery-around 42 dollars) and still cheaper than amazon uk or es..

looking forward to see the difference :D

iced23
01-06-2013, 08:51 PM
I know the diference is really big if listen music through " Asus Xonar U3 " via headphones.

I just curious what about speakers ? The sound mutch better, or just minor improvement (bass, hights, mids...), how louder it is vs integrated sound card?

Please respond with more details, who already tested that bad guy ;)

Thank you a lot !

boofsterb
01-07-2013, 01:48 AM
I know the diference is really big if listen music through " Asus Xonar U3 " via headphones.

I just curious what about speakers ? The sound mutch better, or just minor improvement (bass, hights, mids...), how louder it is vs integrated sound card?

Please respond with more details, who already tested that bad guy ;)

Thank you a lot !

It is a better alternative to the onboard VIA sound driver basically because
you get more customization options. I use it with my headphones and I also
use it with my 2.1 speakers.

Pitcher@asus
01-07-2013, 07:27 AM
did you install newly driver for Asus Xonar U3 from ASUS support site by win 7?

boofsterb
01-07-2013, 03:39 PM
did you install newly driver for Asus Xonar U3 from ASUS support site by win 7?

I'm using the windows 8 driver. I have a G75VW-DH73-3D.

Silver-Eye
01-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Boofsterb.. just got my Xonar, sounds nice, in My headphones its a blast, especially in games (witcher 2, what I'm playing now.. - the headphones start to tremble!!!)

But, whenever I disconnect the headphones, I have no sound from the speakers.. (I disabled VIA sound card so I would't have problems between both) do you have this problem?

I wonder what I'm doing wrong..

boofsterb
01-11-2013, 02:45 AM
Silver-Eye.. if you want to listen through the laptop speakers you'll still use the VIA drivers for laptop speakers.
If you have a speaker system that you plug into your laptop just plug into xonar. If you want to use xonar for laptop speakers I guess you would plug in audio cable to audio out (on xonar) and on the laptop do audio in.

Let me know if this helps.

Silver-Eye
01-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Silver-Eye.. if you want to listen through the laptop speakers you'll still use the VIA drivers for laptop speakers.
If you have a speaker system that you plug into your laptop just plug into xonar. If you want to use xonar for laptop speakers I guess you would plug in audio cable to audio out (on xonar) and on the laptop do audio in.

Let me know if this helps.

Thanks for the input! I was going crazy thinking "what's the problem in here?" ..
But what you said makes sense..

Cheers!!

boofsterb
01-11-2013, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the input! I was going crazy thinking "what's the problem in here?" ..
But what you said makes sense..

Cheers!!

Cheers, Silver-Eye.
I just bought the Logitech Z623 THX certified 2.1 speakers.
Can't wait to use them with my Xonar.

FalloutBoy
01-14-2013, 09:49 PM
For anyone who might be interested I'm using a Sound blaster Extigy pro USB on my G75VX the difference is like night and day - I can actually hear left and right and even with my cr@ppy $6 headset the sound is good.

diogogmaio
03-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the input! I was going crazy thinking "what's the problem in here?" ..
But what you said makes sense..

Cheers!!

How do you connect ASUS XONAR U3 to the laptop speakers??
It would be nice to now.
Thanks.