Using Sennheiser HD ohm impedance via the adapter caused no problems with sound. Can you tell us anything about the upcoming new generation of built-in sound named High Definition Audio replacing AC’97? How is ESI getting on? Thorough audition in the same conditions, using the same cable and instantly switching between the cards did not reveal any difference in their sounding. Besides, we carried out the following interesting experiment:
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ESI Juli control panel is easy and clear. One way or another, I clearly hear the difference, for example at Alex Reece, album “So Far” hits: Best price I could find. We are confident that optional soundcards will be available in the future, probably mostly for audio enthusiast and of course for professionals.
Many users ask us to test not only the quality of linear output, but that of the linear input as well. Yet, Singapore based Creative Labs has – with some of their E-MU brand products – achieved high dynamic range values on the input section – it is up to the customer if he prefers a good frequency response or a slightly higher dynamic range, just depending on his specific needs. Mine would not work with the application CD.
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In today’s native processing environment, it is obvious that the value of a powerful driver providing low CPU load and low latency is considered much more valuable by professionals, compared to onboard DSP hardware. Taking into account its price and professional orientation, we found no drawbacks in this card. We really liked the quality of AKM so it was our conclusion to use it also for Juli despite the [email protected] of channels. ESI was one of the first companies to introduce kHz and 7.
Still, it is not growing that fast, probably because of the reluctance of large media corporate to invest into better audio quality without having working Digital Rights Management solutions market ready.
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The noise level measured is close to the claimed figures in the converter specifications. But, from our experience in the past, [email protected] suspect that there always will be some limitations of on-board sound card. So despite their rather high quality converters, such cards cannot be used for professional work.
The difference is not so large but it still makes itself felt. DAC is not a top class, but quite good enough for a sound card in this price range.
US EMU office promised to send us a press-sample, but we lost contact with it. Update Slund Zip Code. Juli is free from these drawbacks, it sounds true and clear.
Most main board manufacturers will have to make compromises which will possibly lower the audio quality. Multi-channel support It supports 5. ESI plans to release new multi-channel solutions in the near future. Before the comparative audition I had no subjective preferences — the cards have converters of the same class, and thus I didn’t expect considerable differences in sound quality.
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Took me a while to find this card on the internet but was worth eso search. I would advise downloading the latest drivers from the company website. We also believe that we have developed a great value for audio professionals and audio enthusiasts with Juli – currently one of the best solution on the market for digital recording because of its exceptional circuitry design.
Can you tell us anything about the upcoming new generation of built-in sound named High Definition Audio replacing AC’97? We are aware of the HD Audio which sounds promising.
Despite the fact that this card does not have a separate output to headphones, they can be connected using the 2RCA-minijack adapter. Thorough audition in the same conditions, using the same cable and instantly switching between the cards did not reveal any difference in their sounding. This is another reason not to use balance connection needlessly.
For consumer products, Sounx brand will release LP Low Profile type products which will inherit all the available features in a half sized PCI board and which will fit nicely in a small form factor PC cases.
One way or another, it’s impossible to hear the difference between the original and the received sound — the differences are below the thermal noise threshold in semiconductors, and any digital-analog conversion will guarantee much more audible inaccuracies — the native level of noise in modern DAC is hardly over dB A.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Perfect for the Musician – not overkill [email protected] many cards are for gamers or for running a full blown home studio. Modern PCs are easily fast enough to provide better sounding effects and software synthesizer sounds compared to current DSP solutions.