HT Omega is a new player in the sound card market.  Their new card is called the Claro and it is up for review at Elite Bastards.  Based on the familiar C-Media Oxygen HD processor it supports EAX 1.0 & 2.0, A3D 1.0, and DirectSound.  For overall performance, they place it just below the Auzentech X-Meridian and above the X-Fi from Creative.
“As per the other sound cards we’ve reviewed recently, the HT Omega Claro has at its heart C-Media’s latest ‘Oxygen HD’ CMI8788 audio processor, giving it the same basic feature set – That being a more powerful DSP than its predecessors, with support for 24-bit, 192kHz playback and ASIO for the professional musicians out there , together with real-time Dolby Digital and DTS encoding as well as other audio upmixing abilities such as DTS Neo:PC and Dolby ProLogic IIx. Eight-channel audio output and other features such as Dolby Headphones and Virtual Speaker are also the order of the day, to give the part an unrivalled feature set.”

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