After my X-fi XtremeMusic died on my I now have the opportunity to leave Creative behind. I set my sights on the Asus Xonar D2X and started doing my research.
Immediately I noticed quite a serious problem with the connections, the Gigaworks have 3 plugs as shown here.
Is there a way to satisfactory connect the 2 together to get a 7.1 surround or is it impossible?
The reply a guy got at the asus forums was basically nonsensical as pasted below.
"Thanks for choosing ASUS Xonar. If your contents are 2 channels, there shouldn’t be issue like this. However, if your contents are 7.1 channels, please choose Dolby Pro logic llx in Xonar Audio Center."
Basically it is telling him to use virtual surround whenever he has a surround source.
So, what do you guys think? Do I have to stick with Creative?