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Xonar U7 vs Sound Blaster omni Surround 5.1

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Guys, 

 

As my laptops built-in soundcard is shit and i got a lot of complaints from my friends when on Teamspeak and Skype because of echos (even with headphones and mic), i decided to buy a usb soundcard.

 

Now i am indecisive between the Asus Xonar U7 and the Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 and hoped you guys could help me with this decision. I don't really care about the remote control as it will be used only for gaming and teamspeak etc so it will be right in front of me. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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Xonar no question.

 

 


If you're looking for a sound card recommendation, my general recommendation is some kind of Xonar card. If you're looking for a spesific recommendation, I would take this one (Xonar Essence STX), personally.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for your answers.

 

 

Xonar no question.

 

 

 

- Linus Sebastian 2012

 

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As i have a laptop, my only option would be usb so this card is out of the question.

 

I will get the xonar u7 then,

 

thanks guys

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Thank you for your answers.

 

 

 

As i have a laptop, my only option would be usb so this card is out of the question.

 

I will get the xonar u7 then,

 

thanks guys

Whoa whoa whoa hold on. Both of those solutions are terrible. First, what headphones and mic are you using? If it's a usb headset then it's not the onboard that's bad. A better alternative for the sound would be the syba dac/amp. They can be found on ebay and might be under a different brand since it's a rebranded design. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Whoa whoa whoa hold on. Both of those solutions are terrible. First, what headphones and mic are you using? If it's a usb headset then it's not the onboard that's bad. A better alternative for the sound would be the syba dac/amp. They can be found on ebay and might be under a different brand since it's a rebranded design. 

 

I have the Bayerdynamics custom one pro and the custom one pro mic. they are not usb devices. and i borrowed my brothers usb soundcard, one that came with his bayerdynamic headset and all the problems were gone.

 

What does the syba dac/amp offer me more than the xonar u7? 

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Hey Guys, 

 

As my laptops built-in soundcard is shit and i got a lot of complaints from my friends when on Teamspeak and Skype because of echos (even with headphones and mic), i decided to buy a usb soundcard.

 

Now i am indecisive between the Asus Xonar U7 and the Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 and hoped you guys could help me with this decision. I don't really care about the remote control as it will be used only for gaming and teamspeak etc so it will be right in front of me. 

 

Thanks for your help!

I used Asus Xonar U7 for 6 months,it was amazing at first with dhtv4 after a while music started to sound so flat(artificial) so i upgraded to schiit modi DAC with fiio e11 amp and the difference was absolutely mindblowing,sound quality is so natural with wider soundstage feels like i am in a concert.So if you own a powered speaker and headphone i suggest you buy a DAC.My U7 is in a corner unused for months.

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I have the Bayerdynamics custom one pro and the custom one pro mic. they are not usb devices. and i borrowed my brothers usb soundcard, one that came with his bayerdynamic headset and all the problems were gone.

What does the syba dac/amp offer me more than the xonar u7?

Asus doesn't know audio. I haven't used the u7 before but I bet it's going to be staticy like the u3 I used to have and it cost more. I'd toy want to spend more get a FiiO E10k or a monoprice dac/amp.
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