For me, the selection shown here worked the best. The best guess is to manually set the bit depth to bit in Audacious to know for certain. And again, it is noisy. I have seen reports of the Xonar working in Ubuntu. Plus, reviews rave about its stellar sound quality. ALC sounds okay, but it sounds flat and something always feels missing to me. Windows All versions , Linux Mint Lang.:

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RMAA tells you when the levels are satisfactory and you can begin the test. While it is true that kHz is overkill and human hearing is rarely over Hz, cards that are capable of achieving this tend to offer higher quality sound.

ALSA: usb-audio: Enable S/PDIF on the ASUS Xonar U3 [Linux 3.8]

Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Output profile sets the speaker configuration for the card and determines which volume controls will have an effect. MP3s sound flat and dull by comparison — as if part of the color has been bled out. If you have multiple cards in your system, then it might be card1 or card2.


If you want to. In fact, it will sound the same as before. As a platform agnostic user I am definitely looking forward to those Linux and Mac versions!

Experience Better Sound in Linux with the Asus Xonar DX Sound Card | Delightly Linux

I really want support of Xonar Xense on Linux! Xonar DX installed in a system. Llnux required Address never made public. I used an external, noise-free amplifier, so I did not plug headphones directly into the audio ports. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

Comprising a lab-tuned pair of headphones, a Xonar U1 external Sep 18 To: By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

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Notice that Floating Point and bit have the same values?

Special effects filters can be implemented in audio players, such as Audacious and VLC, or in external audio equipment, so this is not an issue.

Therefore, dB must be better. I did not use these. March 10th, 3.


I cannot tell much of a difference among them since asuus quality is good no matter which is chosen. A pictorial diagram illustrates the various speaker configurations.

Or install it using Synaptic. It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available. This is incredibly annoying. Remove the card and reinsert it.

ALSA: usb-audio: Enable S/PDIF on the ASUS Xonar U3 [Linux ] – Linux Kernels

The Xonar DX simply will not work. One or the other is used at a time. Using ALSA, the bit depth and rate will change depending upon the file. Audacious will use PulseAudio during playback. This is why it is a good idea to disable the onboard audio in Aaus. March 10th, 4. We can see this in action with a few commands. If your keyboard has a volume control on it, you will find that it no longer adjusts the volume as it did with PulseAudio.