$202.54 + $7.50 shipping
In Stock. Sold by langton_distribution_ships_from_england
Include

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Asus Xonar D2X Sound Card (Black)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Asus Xonar D2X Sound Card (Black)

by Asus

Price: $202.54 + $7.50 shipping
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by langton_distribution_ships_from_england.
  • Main: 7.1 channel; SPDIF IN; SPDIF Out; Line in (Mic in). Other: CD In; Aux In; MIDI
  • Sound Noise Ratio (SNR) 118
  • GX 2.0 (EAX 5.0)
  • PowerDVD 7; Ableton Live Lite; Cakewalk PPP; Dolby Demo CD
  • - Dolby HomeTheater Technologies & DTS Connect
3 new from $202.54 1 used from $150.00
$202.54 + $7.50 shipping Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by langton_distribution_ships_from_england.


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Asus Xonar D2X Sound Card (Black)" and save 18% off the $182.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
  • Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card: Get the Discover it chrome card and get a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card* after your first purchase within 3 months. Learn more.

Product Description

Masterpiece Audio Card for Home Theater and Gaming; Hi-Fi class audio quality with SNR up to 118dB; Complete Dolby/DTS technologies; DS3D GX 2.0 emulates EAX5; Valuable Cakewalk and Ableton Live software bundled

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 x 2.4 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0011BC1FO
  • Item model number: XONAR D2X
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2008

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Asus
  • Model: XONAR D2X

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I am really enjoying this card.
N. Gomes
Still, I appreciate the licenses included and they should suffice.
RayderR6
I had high hopes for this card, but had to return it.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By RayderR6 on March 23, 2008
Pros:
Sleek EMI shield. PCI-e slot. Smart volume normalization (SVN). S/PDIF coaxial/optical in & out and both directions play nicely with my Denon 3808. DSD3 GX 1.0 for Vista, which brings back DirectSound 3D and EAX 1&2 effects since MS undid that type of support in the kernel, doesn't require OpenAL. Up to 24bit/192KHz res/rate. Massive bundle including RMAA so you can do your own quality tests and PMP, which isn't the user-friendliest tool, but after you develop your method, it will get the job done. I love the audio center GUI, plenty of functions. Plenty of connections. Most important, everything works. Tweaked C-Media chip dubbed Asus AV200 and HQ Burr Brown DACs = excellent performance ratios.

Cons:
Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD MA? I consider this card design HTPC first and gaming second, so I would like to have seen the aforementioned licenses. Still, I appreciate the licenses included and they should suffice. Asus had to add a PCI to PCI-e bridge chip due to C-Media APU, but doesn't seem to be damaging, except this might be the reason for the +5v extra power cable. The X-FI chip from Creative has it built in, but I won't open that Pandora's box.

Thoughts:
Asus has beta drivers out for DSD3 GX 2.0, which will try EAX 5. Haven't tried them yet, but I will eventually. For this price, I just appreciate that Asus is improving it instead of sitting on their butts with a finished product. Make sure you D/L the manual from Asus, it lists and explains a lot, as the included manual leaves you going, huh? Installation went flawlessly in my dual boot XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x64 with a Gigabyte EP35-DS4. This card has some length, on the DS4; you can only use the two PCI-e x1 between the x16 slots.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Jordan on September 18, 2008
Verified Purchase
i recently upgraded from an x-fi platinum edition. hooked up to a pair of mackie hr824 monitors, the sound coming out of this card is remarkable. clearly superior to creative's x-fi cards in every way. if you are an audiophile, this is the card for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H on January 16, 2010
Disclaimer: I am not an expert, but simply want to convey my overall impression of this card. There are plenty of expert reviews on the web, which are worth reading before a potential purchase.

The sound that this card produces blew me away the first time I used it and still does. I have used integrated sound (which is obviously no comparison) and the Creative SB Xtreme Gamer before, which - although a pretty decent sound card in its own right - cannot measure up against the D2X in terms of sound quality. The D2X lets your hear things you did not know existed in a song. If you simply want to enjoy fantastic sound then this is for you. It makes the listening experience (both music and movies) so much more enjoyable. I use the D2X with the Logitech Z5500 PC speakers (highly recommended).

I cannot judge the gaming performance of this card as I do not use it for that purpose. Moreover, I do not utilize many of the features/functionalities of the Xonar D2X Audio Center so that I cannot be a judge of that, either.

The only disappointment so far has been that I could not get the ASIO driver (which comes with the card) to work with REASON 4.1. This does not necessarily imply that the card is at fault. It may very well be some funky interaction/setting within my PC that I have not uncovered yet (Asus P6T Deluxe Mobo, Intel Core i7 920 CPU, Dual-SLI EVGA GTX 260 Core216 Super-Clocked edition, ...). The Creative SB Xtreme Gamer gave me perfect ASIO (with a different PC build).

The price tag is obviously a little bit high relative to other sound cards out there (even when getting a deal), but justified in my view because of the superb sound quality.

So far I have not experienced any problems with this card, which I have owned for about a year.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arseny on July 9, 2010
Verified Purchase
The card itself is great, the sound quality is superior to my previously owned X-Fi Fatal1ty but consider this:

First, many users have experienced (and, in fact, are experiencing) problems like popping sounds, messed-up channels, troubled microphone in Skype and games, system lock-ups and so on (especially in Win7) - visit Asus's forum to get the idea;
Second, don't expect much in games (if you plan to use it for gaming), Asus's GX is a kind of a joke now and is incapable to emulate EAX in most of the cases (I ended up turning it off forever because it causes crashes way too often plus even when enabled it doesn't add much);
Last, but the most important: it looks like Asus is NOT GOING TO FIX those problems. Despite their promises that the new drivers "are almost ready" and will be released "in next couple of weeks" the support for the whole line of their audio remains awful and there are no drivers for D2X on the horizon.

I must also note that on some systems (mainboards, BIOSes, etc) D2X works perfectly even with the old drivers which makes it a kind of Russian Roulette - you pull the trigger (meaning - you buy it ;) ), you find out whether it'd work for you or not :) Not exactly what I'd expect from Asus though...

I got rid of Creative for the very same reason (lack of support) and now I begin to think that going with Asus wasn't the good idea. Maybe one should try Auzentech?..
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews