Asus Xonar DGX to my problem?

jwey007

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My motherboard is a GA-H61MA-D2V , wich doesnt amplifies the sound on my headphones at all , i mean , on games , i have to play at 100% volume everywhere , tested with several headsets like logitech g430 or sennheiser gsp 300 , my question is , if i can get more volume than that buying a sound card like asus xonar dgx , wich clearly says that amplifies the sound , i dont really know if that would fix the low volume thing , cause all the people i know on the games , plays with 50% on volume to their ears dont blow up , and me at 100% volume can hear my mom talk behind me

thanks for read and sorry for the english
 

therealduckofdeath

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First off, if you're using Skype a lot and also use Windows 10, that could be the culprit. Windows 10 has a setting to auto-lower all other sound by 80% if it detects an active comms app. Google "Skype lowers volume" if you are.
I guess it is also possible that your particular onboard DAC isn't working properly.

Anyhoos, yes the Xonar DGX should have a bit more oomph than a typical integrated sound codec. It's capable of driving fairly high impedance headphones.

Another alternative is a small external headphone amp. I've got a Xonar DSX (similar to the DGX just with a different DAC and no added amp) and a small external headphone tube amp, a Bravo V2. I love my little amp, especially since I replaced the tube with a "selected" tube from the Tube Amp Doctors. Regarding the Bravo V2 amp, beware it's an extremely simplistic amp, no shielding or anything, so it's extremely sensitive with where it's placed to avoid interference. But, it looks cool. \o/
 

jwey007

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Thanks for asking , and no , im not using skype , thats not the problem , cause the sound is never loud enough , nvm if im talking on team speak or not , next week i will buy , asus xonar dgx , and logitech g430 , and i hope my ears blow up at 100% volume , cause now is so bad play games at 100% and feel that is not loud enough , that headphones are 32 ohm impedance so i hope that the sound card is good enough to power that headphones well to be loud

Merry xmas and thanks for ask :)
 

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