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 ECS GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X takes advantage of the latest Realtek ALC1150 audio codec which has proven itself to be a solid onboard audio solution. The Drone didn’t score quite as well as the G1.Sniper 5, but I didn’t expect it to, the Sniper 5 uses a Creative Sound Core 3D chip which is more at the discrete audio level. Though overall I would have to say that the Drone held it’s own and the General Performance score of ‘Very Good’ (which is the same as the Sniper 5, just a few lower sub-scores) would make me believe I’m not wrong.