Sure, we can perform audio tests and show graphs, but the final decision is by how well it sounds and how well it plays with Linux. I think that Mytek works because one of the Linux kernel developers works with Mytek. Audacity gives an error only 16 bits play back. Forcing the card to operate at a certain bit depth, for example, will require the editing of a few files. The information updates each second to see kind of playback the Xonar DX is performing at the hardware level. Your email address will not be published.

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July 31, at There was no noise or hissing in the slightest. Output profile sets the axus configuration for the card and determines which volume controls will have an effect.

I have two question: October 11, at December asys, at So to sum up a simple question, yes, the Xonar the entire family works great under Linux. This will all depend on your personal preference. Personally, FLAC files sound slightly better, and I can hear a difference when using quality audio equipment.

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If you have multiple cards in your system, then it might be card1 or card2. It is easy to forget to connect the external power to the card no matter how many times you might read the essrnce manual instructing you to do so. Using ALSA, the bit depth and rate will change depending upon the file. The source material also matters.

[ubuntu] Asus Essence One

This site uses cookies. This is why it is a good idea to disable the onboard audio in BIOS. Dismiss Notice We are currently updating the search index, and it will be temporarily unavailable for a couple of hours while this is in process.

Rob Williams Rob founded Techgage in to be an ‘Advocate of the consumer’, focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. The Digital Output, if chosen, switches the card into optical output mode.

Whether you like the result or not depends upon your tastes, so have fun experimenting! September 21, at The information updates each second to see kind of playback the Xonar DX is performing at the hardware level.

I am thinking of buying this DAC myself and according to their FAQ which is downloadable from their website it works on all Linux distros they tested but you must select usb ii. This does not mean that the original MP3 file will magically sound better.

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Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

October 17, at More headaches to come! A bit works well?

This eliminates any form of hum, hiss, or noise that could ruin an otherwise good signal. I think the kernel might not be paying attention to ALSA though. I kept all software settings as similar as possible. Music Player Daemon backend. January 11, at However, you will return to the resampling issue.

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Feb 4, at 4: Something with a similar GUI would be nice too. Simply select the profile you want from the dropdown list. The Xonar DX is a 7.