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Old 30-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #31
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Creative got external one like X-fi surround 5.1 pro.
But only support for Dolby Digital Live.
Creative might have lose the license for DTS Live so there isn't one soundcard with this software.
DTS live is intended for use with supported soundcard.
I would prefer DTS Connect as it is more "generally supported" as Dolby Digital Live is "lesser supported". I'm not sure which one works effectively on my Logitech ch5.1 z906 so would prefer something that consists of both surround format type to play safe. My usage mainly consists of Youtube Live streams and videos as well as Toggle Mediacorp 8 live broadcast.

While the z906 can create 3D surround stereo from the 2ch PCM audio stream via optical on my onboard sound but it doesn't always work on certain sources like Toggle and some YT streams so I hope the DTS Connect/DDL can upmix and create the surround.

I saw some China brand that consists of everything but wary of their quality as it costs US$90... can buy a brand new ASUS Xonar U7 already.

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Old 30-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #32
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Old 30-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #33
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I've got the lsrs during the promo so anything more than $200 i suppose would be more expensive than the speakers.. best if can below $200
Cheaper one usually are just basic one.
Can try Yamaha AG03 below $200.
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Old 30-12-2018, 07:44 PM   #34
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I would prefer DTS Connect as it is more "generally supported" as Dolby Digital Live is "lesser supported". I'm not sure which one works effectively for me on my Logitech ch5.1 z906 so would prefer something that consists of both surround format type to play safe. My usage mainly consists of Youtube Live streams and videos as well as Toggle Mediacorp 8.

While the z906 can create 3D surround stereo from the 2ch PCM audio stream via optical on my onboard sound but it doesn't always work on certain sources like Toggle and some YT streams so I hope the DTS Connect/DDL can upmix and create the surround.
Dolby Audio these days are widely use than DTS. Very hard to find soundcard with DTS unless go for old soundcard.
You can try getting either a external or internal soundcard to connect to Z906.
Use the three 3.5mm pole to ensure that the speaker is running on 5.1 than optical.
Creative soundcard got feature like virtual surround, clear diagloue and etc.
Whatever source you play will be in 5.1.
Opt time for you to invest in such soundcard.
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Old 30-12-2018, 07:45 PM   #35
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Cheaper one usually are just basic one.
Can try Yamaha AG03 below $200.
ish very big leh got something like the topping dx3 pro form factor bo?
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Old 30-12-2018, 07:52 PM   #36
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Dolby Audio these days are widely use than DTS. Very hard to find soundcard with DTS unless go for old soundcard.
You can try getting either a external or internal soundcard to connect to Z906.
Use the three 3.5mm pole to ensure that the speaker is running on 5.1 than optical.
Creative soundcard got feature like virtual surround, clear diagloue and etc.
Whatever source you play will be in 5.1.
Opt time for you to invest in such soundcard.
As mentioned internal soundcard is out of question and there not much choices for external USB ones. The internal DAC on z906 sounds good, I tried the three 3.5mm cable on my onboard sound and it sounds really awful.

Thinking of hooting this and see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HDMI...893654573.html
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Old 30-12-2018, 07:57 PM   #37
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advisable to get a DAC with RCA out to connect via RCA to TS cable for studio monitors?
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Old 30-12-2018, 08:04 PM   #38
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Moi budget $200 can get what model?
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Old 30-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #39
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As mentioned internal soundcard is out of question and there not much choices for external USB ones. The internal DAC on z906 sounds good, I tried the three 3.5mm cable on my onboard sound and it sounds really awful.

Thinking of hooting this and see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HDMI...893654573.html
Creative used to have a surround Decoder but that have been discounted.
The DDTS-100 which I owned before.
Cheap surround Decoder very hard to find.
Unless you intend to change to AVR with 5.1 speaker in the future.
Cost about the same as the Logitech Z906 at $699 the Onkyo HTS-3800.
AVR got upmix so more feature so stereo sources will be in 5.1.
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Old 30-12-2018, 09:05 PM   #42
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Moi budget $200 can get what model?
Schiit Modi 3 or check out Topping. I had a Topping D3 in the past and it was good value for the money.
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260 so cheap? From where?

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