Originally Posted by Szaxachii
In other words, personal preference, besides noise issues? Cause the Sound Card i was looking at (Asus Sonar Essence STX) seems to have next to no backround Noise. The only downside i can see to that card is that ASUS seems to be phasing out their Soundcard line and have not been updating the cards at all lately.
Creative X-Fi cards have some of the best ASIO latency out there, ~3ms, while Xonar may have no noise, ASIO latency is only good at about 12 ms, which if you play live music, you're gonna notice.
I love my Xonar, don't get me wrong, 192-kHz recording as well as live encoding to Dolby and DTS are great, but that ASIO...sucks.
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