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  1. #1
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2018

    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.
    Bass Boost
    Treble Boost
    Basic Virtual Surround with unstable upmix stereo to surround.
    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.

    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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  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    Just wait till my Strix Raid EOL.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Guitarmageddon888 PC Specs
    Guitarmageddon888 PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus x code bios1704
    Memory (part number)8700k 5.1/4.9avx
    Graphics Card #1MSI 2080 gaming trio
    MonitorHP Omen 27"
    Storage #1Samsung 970 m.2
    Storage #2Samsung 860 evo
    CPU CoolerH150i
    CaseLian li pc011
    Power SupplyEvga supernova g3 850w
    Keyboard Corsair k70
    OS Windows 10

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    Nov 2018

    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.

  4. #4
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2017

    Sonic Studio was the reason i returned my Strix card days after purchase. I got a Xonar DX instead and preferred the software even though it's much older.

  5. #5
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2019

    buena tarjeta de sonido

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