Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Experience with HT Omega Striker 7.1?

09 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Experience with HT Omega Striker 7.1?

Hey guys,

So - I just built a new computer and upgraded my sound card from the Creative Soundblaster to the HT Omega Striker 7.1. Im using Windows 7 64-bit and have downloaded the newest drivers (from Omega's website) for the card. However - so far I have concluded that (to my ears) the $24 dollar creative card sounds better then the HT Omega card...which is bizarre. This disappoints me because I was really hoping to get away from Creative after my experience with them on Windows 7 (on XP it was excellent). The drivers suck. And unless im mistaken, the drivers for the Striker card isnt working out so well either.

This sound is not crisp, its very muddy and a little heavy on the bass. Also, I have to hack it to make the audio come out of all the speakers. I have a 5.1 system. In order to make it come out of all five, I have to put the input channels as 2 and out as 6... And even then it still doesnt sound right. Definitley not as clear or crisp as my soundblaster card. For shame

Anyone have any experience with these cards on windows 7? and WTF is up with ASUS, Creative, and whoever else having so much problems with drivers for Windows 7? Its dumb.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2011   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a Striker 7.1 card, although I'm only using a 2.1 speaker system. I find the audio from mine very good, and on a par with the SoundBlaster Xfi card I previously had installed. I also use this PC for my computer based recording studio software (Sonar) and was having conflict problems caused by the ASIO drivers for the Xfi with Sonar. The Striker 7.1 does not have ASIO drivers and it eliminated the conflict problem in Sonar.

There are multiple EQ options for the card, try a different EQ option and see if that is better.

Here is the screen shot of what is available in the Striker control panel:

Attached Images
Experience with HT Omega Striker 7.1?-striker.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Experience with HT Omega Striker 7.1?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
HT Omega Striker 7.1 and Windows 7 Problem
Hey everyone, I've been using Windows 7 x64 as my default OS since build 7000. I have an HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card that has worked fine from build 7000 to 7127. I used the Vista x64 driver for all these builds. I used 7127 for quite some time because when I tried upgrading to 7264, I...
Sound & Audio
Microphone Problem with Omega HTO Striker 7.1
I can't get my microphone to work! I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC. I have a new Logitech digital headset where the speakers work fine but the microphone doesn't seem to be working with the HTO Striker 7.1 sound card. I have under control panel/sound/recording in the microphone setting HTO...
Sound & Audio
Omega Striker 7.1 big audio crack
Hi guys Today arrived this audio card but each time windows 7 starts before the password screen appears a big audio crack is heard. :confused: What can i do to shut it off?
Sound & Audio
Optical output on ht omega 7.1 striker card not working
ht omega striker 7.1 sound card running optical out and into my amplifier, have tested the amplifier input, and the optical cable. tried the drivers from manufacturers website, a couple sets of vista drivers, no drivers, and tried switching the default optical out back and forth with different...
Sound & Audio
Another HT Omega Striker 7.1 Problem
After building my current system and getting frustrated that Realtek wasn't producing any passable sound for my 5.1 speakers, I decided to pick up a soundcard and found the Striker 7.1 from HT Omega had great reviews. I installed the W7 drivers from their site and had beautiful sound for about a...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:41.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App