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    Asus Please remove Sonic Studio,and get normal Xear software on your cards

    As many of you users know Asus on their cards Xonars and Strixs use C-Media APU-s.
    Xonars like dx,dgx,dsx,d2x and stx/stx 2 comes with modified cmi8788 apu (with as media bridge)and Xear Audio Center(older version),Phoebus CMI8888DHT APU(native pcie) and U7 CMI6632 (usb) use new Xear Audio Center made by C-Media.
    Strixs like Soar,DLX Raid/Pro,AE uses CMI6632AE usb apu (with as media bridge) use Sonic Studio aka Nahimic audio enhancer made by A-Volute.

    Benefits of C-Media Xear Audio Center and drivers:
    Good compitability with games,browsers and windows,rich audio software.
    Xear Audio Center features:
    Xear Surround Speaker/Headphone
    Xear SurroundMax
    Xear 7.1 Speaker Shifter
    Xear Flex Bass/Bass crossover
    Xear Dynamic Bass/Briliance /Smart Volume/Equalizer/Asio...and other.
    C-Media also provide in their drivers support for Dolby Home Theater/Master Studio and DTS Connect/Ultra PC2 enhancements.

    Sonic Studio center provide:
    Problems,incompatibility with many games,browser and windows crashes.
    Features:
    Bass Boost
    Compresor
    Treble Boost
    Basic Virtual Surround with unstable upmix stereo to surround.
    Equalizer
    Reverb
    And that all...

    Then so ASUS Please use normal C-Media Xear Audio Center on all your cards ,dont experiment with Nahimic Sonic Studio crap.

    Thanks
    P.S On new Xonar SE Asus use Xear Center and driver.

    Xear Audio Center
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    Sonic Studio

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    Just wait till my Strix Raid EOL.

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    I have been going back and forth lately with installing my old creative recon3d pcie card into my new system with Maximus x code motherboard. mostly just worried about driver support since it is a card which drivers were last updated in 2015. However having Dolby / DTS is nice where applicable. if you don't use headphones what is the point? I have been wrestling with that question vs onboard audio. I have been considering buying a newer sound card but I don't know if I would even get any type of Dolby / DTS support. Or if the standards have changed. Curious to hear thoughts. I just want true positional audio in games, specifically battlefield 5, and I don't think it has that capacity.

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