Asus Essence STX advice needed Tags: Sound Cards Asus Speakers Realtek Creative Components Product Last response: December 9, 2012 1:53 AM in Components Share ltng December 8, 2012 10:54:25 AM Hi, Am planning to upgrade my sound card from the stock realtek card. Just wanted to find out if ASUS Xonar Essence STX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will be too much of an overkill for my current 2.1 Creative speakers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Many thanks! More about : asus essence stx advice needed jay_nar2012 December 8, 2012 11:10:28 AM There should be less distortion on higher volumes, overall quality will improve and it might even be louder. ltng December 9, 2012 1:49:47 AM jay_nar2012 said:There should be less distortion on higher volumes, overall quality will improve and it might even be louder. Thanks for your reply. I guess my main concern would be will the difference in sound quality be significant enough to justify the price of the sound card as I am not using a set of 7.1. If not. Any other cards to recommend? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jay_nar2012 December 9, 2012 1:53:46 AM You don't really need to spend that much on a sound card unless you are an audiophile. Those speakers are pretty decent although a much cheaper sound card would be adequate enough. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Advice on buying asus xonar essence stx sound card Forum SolvedASUS Xonar Essence STX - do I really need it? Forum Have htpc with asus essence stx sound card. Need to connect to speakers. Forum SolvedWhere is the ASUS Essence STX II (No daughter board)? Forum SolvedRampage V Extreme w/ ASUS Xonar Essence STX II w/ Daughter Board and Two Graphics Cards? Forum SolvedASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual V.S ROG SupremeFX Audio Forum SolvedIf I'm using a i7 4770k and I want 3-way SLI with Gtx 780s and also a Asus Essence STX Sound Card, will an Asus Maximus VI Ext Forum SolvedConnect Sony Home Theatre To PC via HDMI or Asus Essence STX II 7.1 Forum SolvedAsus Xonar Essence STX or Asus Xonar Phoebus? Forum SolvedAsus Xonar Essence STX vs Creative SoundBlasters X-Fi Titanium HD Forum Power issue with asus essence stx. Forum ASUS Essence STX vs ASUS Essence STX II. Used Value? Forum SolvedConstant Static From Asus Xonar Essence STX Forum Asus Xonar Essence STX very quiet at max volume Forum SolvedASUS Xonar essence STX enough for the sennheiser hd700 headphones? Forum SolvedWhich Power Cable Should I Use? (ASUS Xonar Essence STX) Forum SolvedAsus Xonar Essence STX work? Forum SolvedNo power for Asus Essence STX Sound card. Forum SolvedAsus Phoebus or the Essence STX? Forum SolvedMy graphics cards gets interference by my new ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card. HELP!!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !