The RightMark Audio Analyzer suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. The latest version of RightMark Audio Analyzer can be found here.
The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero was the top dog in audio performance. It may have received the same overall ‘Very Good’ score as the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H, but the sub-scores were rated higher.
We updated our test results in Rightmark Audio Analyzer using 24-bit 192kHz testing and the scores for the ASUS Maximus VI Hero were great. Just about all of the individual scores saw a performance gain from the new setting. This is the first board that has come across the Legit Reviews bench that has broken the 100 dB(A) mark in both the Noise Level and Dynamic Range.