Asus Xonar U1 USB Audio Device Supports Hardware Acceleration For Gaming

Although the ASUS Xonar U1 may look goofy, it promises quite a lot of features in its cone-shaped body. Among them are a high quality digital to analog converter, EAX and DirectSound hardware acceleration, 5.1-channel audio, a bundled array microphone, ambient noise suppression up to 20db, and a built-in headphone… » 10/05/07 4:20pm 10/05/07 4:20pm

Creative Charging $10 to Restore EAX Effects in Vista

Straight from the product page: "Creative ALchemy (Audigy Edition) restores your Sound Blaster Audigy's ability to process EAX effects, 3D audio, sampling rate conversion and audio mixing for certain DirectSound3D games in Windows Vista." That's right Creative's extorting charging 10 bucks to fix something that should » 7/06/07 4:00am 7/06/07 4:00am