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Old 16th September 2014, 7:47 AM   #1
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Default asus essence one and stx?

hey guys

I just got a asus essence one and also currently have a asus essence STX card in my pc. I was going to get rid of the stx and just run the essence one. Now im wondering if it will be worthwhile running the stx and linking the essence one vis toslink/optical. is this worth it or should I just run the essence one vis usb and sell the stx?

im using audio technica ATH-AD900X for headphones and audioengine a5 speakers.
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Old 16th September 2014, 8:05 AM   #2
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I don't think there would be any benefit to keeping the stx and running an optical cable to the one.
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Old 18th September 2014, 9:45 AM   #3
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You will get the same sound as stated by ASUS rep from head fi forum. No point in keeping the STX.

Best to upgrade the current stock LME49720 (headphone buffer) to LME49710HA to get the best out of the E1.


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