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ASUS Essence STX II sound problem

ryznn421
Level 7
Hi all

I've installed a new ASUS Sound Card Essence STX II and of the 3 possible sound outputs (analog, headphone, S/PDIF), only the S/PDIF works and while ONLY connected to an external DAC (Audioengine D1 24-Bit DAC), which defeats the purpose of this soundcard.

I bought this soundcard to drive my Sennheiser HD800s (300 Ω).

I've disabled the on-board audio through the BIOS, uninstalled the on-board audio drivers as well as not installing the NVidia audio drivers. I have the newest drivers from ASUS.

When using the ASUS Essence STX II Audio Center, I hear a distinctive "click" in my case (I'm going to assume it's the sound card clicking) when I switch from Analog Out source (headphone, 2 speakers, FP headphone, FP 2 speakers) so I'm not sure if that's the problem.

The PC isn't crashing or giving me any errors. I only have 2 Playback sources listed: Speakers & S/PDIF Pass-through Device, of which, Speakers is set to default.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Intel Core i7-8700K
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA (bios 1602 installed)
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (398.36)
Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB
Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200
ASUS Sound Card Essence STX II ((5.12.0001.0008)
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 1000W 80+ Titanium Power Supply
Windows 10 (64bit)
Anti virus: Windows Defender
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MasterC
Community Admin
Community Admin
Sounds a little basic but we just want to verify a few things:
1. Connect your HD 800 to the correct port.
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2. Set headphones as output in software.
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3. Change the impedance in HP Advanced Settings
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qUAanA
Level 10
Static coming from Headphones after Windows 10 update......No setting changed.
Tried uninstalling, reinstalling, formatting Windows 10...problem remains when Smart Volume is turned ON.

MasterC
Community Admin
Community Admin
qUAanA wrote:
Static coming from Headphones after Windows 10 update......No setting changed.
Tried uninstalling, reinstalling, formatting Windows 10...problem remains when Smart Volume is turned ON.


Which sound card do you have?
When do you hear static?
Is your mic on?
Have you tried moving the card to a different slot?
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