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 Z87-Pro takes advantage of the latest Realtek ALC1150 High Definition Audio Codec. While it may have received the same General Performance rating of Very Good as the ASUS Maximus VI Hero, the individual scores didn’t do as well. Many of the individual scores of the ASUS Z87-Pro were lower than the Maximus VI Hero which uses a more refined audio solution with the ASUS Supreme FX.