We had a perfect surround experience without touching a single volume or channel setting. So there really is not support for the product that we can tell beyond the website itself. The X-Meridian 2G had no problems adequately powering the A headphones even though they require a slightly higher impedance than the AD open headphones. The X-Meridian 2G has a more organized layout and larger capacitors all over the card. Both can be used with the included adapters for optical connectivity. Four years later, Auzentech has returned to C-Media for sound chipsets, and the company has released its long-awaited X-Meridian 7. We can hear each of them come from its respective position to imprison Cruise.

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As we walked slowly through the snow, we could hear our own footsteps below us plowing through the slush.

The changed sound is then passed through the analog outputs on the back of the card to speakers or through the front panel jack to headphones for playback. The presence of crosstalk would give us poor stereo imaging. We are hoping for a nearly straight, flat line here.

Old Versus New For those of you that would like to see the physical differences in the original X-Meridian 7. We were surprised when we reinstalled the card and booted our test system.

None of the sounds overwhelm the others, the movie simply continues to keep our attention. The front panel headphone-out on the X-Meridian does not require a high level of volume to enjoy music. Needless to say, our headphone experience was as good as our auzentecu 5.


The XM also allowed people to easily swap out the opamps and improve or change the sound signature to their personal tastes. Vocals were no longer blended with the auzengech.

We could heard them shooting in the distance to our right and we then heard them slightly less if we ducked behind a corner for cover. Auzentech’s X-Fi Forte was the first X-Fi based card to feature a low-profile design and a dedicated headphone amplifier.

Auzentech X-Meridian 2G Review |

We experienced good imaging with game sound using headphones, no matter what volume level we used. Although, the card did not fare well in our legacy testing, it excelled with current titles.

Although The X-Meridian was soon in demand, its core audio chipset was in short supply. We used the included limited version of Media Monkey for music playback.

Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G Sound Card Review

We want this to be as low as possible and this is one reason why you would want high grade capacitors and shielding on your sound card. Needless to say, we are very glad we have this option to toggle on or off at will. Physical Design Upon first examination of the card, we were sorry to see there was no protective cover or EMI shield for the card and its components.

After they passed, we went to find Mother. How did I do? Lastly, we tried the original F. We used a set of Audio-Techica AD open-backed headphones with our music tracks and our headphone experience was very good as well.


[H]ardOCP: Auzentech X-Meridian 2G Sound Card Review

We cannot fault any current sound card for lacking the ability to enable EAX in legacy games. Auzentech uses the same sound chipsets as its competitors, Creative Labs, HTOmega, and ASUS, do in its cards, and it always customizes its board designs to expand hardware features and performance for PC audio enthusiasts.

The center channel dialogue was not the only prominent sound playing; it blended in with the rest of the scene. The scene pans around the race track; cars can be heard from every direction. The number and type of analog output connections you require should affect your decision as well. The two pictures are not perfect to scale.

There are plenty of The original X-Meridian marked a dramatic shift in the market and peoples understanding of these devices. We filled out two tickets and we have never received an answer to either one. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise at -3 dB FS will show us how much distortion plus noise is added to our audio output compared to our original signal input. We heard something above our heads.