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ASUS HEADPHONE AMP 5.1 PCI SOUND CARD
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- Built-in Headphone AMP
- Powers up every sound detail in gaming
- 3 gain modes for different usage scenarios
- Dolby Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging
- GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects
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The sales assistant recommended the ASUS Xonar DG at close to 30 dollars. They also had a more expensive Xonar model (close to 90$). I explained to the sales assistant that I only have two speakers attached to the sound card, plus a line-out connection to my receiver. Surprisingly, he discouraged me from buying the more expensive model.
The card installation went smoothly (I followed the instructions.) No driver problems. The most pleasant surprise was the sound - just great.
The ASUS Audio Center is OK. I set the number of channels to 2, selected the maximum sampling rate (PCM 96 kHz), analog out to 2 speakers. The number of preset effects is limited but adequate and I programmed a couple more by adjusting the equalizer. I did not bother with any of the other selections on the Audio Console. The sound was very good across all music styles (I don't know about games, I don't game). I read a more exhaustive review of the card (after I bought it) here: [...]
I'm glad I had problems with my Creative card software, otherwise I wouldn't have discovered this inexpensive little gem. Highly recommended.
Firstly, its relatively small and doesn't require a lot of power unless you use the headphone amp (which I haven't found any need to use... ever). So if you bought a retail desktop, if it has a PCI slot, I cannot emphasize how much of a no brainer this is.
Features & Software:
Before I say anything else, this card will *only* work on windows. I used it for windows 7. There is no linux support whatsoever, anywhere. Unfortunate, but if you own a computer you can put this in, you're likely using windows anyways.
Audio quality is outstanding. Unless you've spent $300+ on headphones or $400+ on "audiophile" marketed speakers, this has a full featured Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) with coverting abilities higher than many consumer USB DAC's. If all you want, or mostly want, is high fidelity music using your desktop as the source, this is high enough quality for most people that spending 5x as much for a music streamer II is flushing money down the drain.
The software's utility is great. Intuitive and easy to use. The surround sound software is great. It can't hold a candle to Dolby Headphone technology (which is hard to find even in sub $200 video cards). What it can do is let you is turn on the 5.1+7.1 features (I advise not stopping at the 5.1 setting, a friend who wanted to try it out agreed there was a noticeable upgrade in sound).
It works too. Lots of claims fall flat, but watching a movie I've turned around before thinking a sound behind me was from my apartment, not the film.Read more ›
After hearing the Xonar D2X and DX I could safely say this Xonar DG sounds near identical. I honestly cannot tell the difference between any of them.
I currently run this card with a Sennheiser HD555 and Denon D2000 headphones and it does power the Denons better than the much more expensive Xonar d2x etc.
It is definitely powerful I have it set on 64 ohms aka pro gaming as they call it.
Its definitely light years improvement from onboard sound. Especially if you use good quality headphones the difference really will be night and day.
If you are using powered studio monitors like the M-Audio and stuff then you want this. Because the quality of audiophile headphones and speakers are so great they reveal the distortion in onboard. You won't notice it until you hear these, when you hear it through this sound card you will wonder how did you listen to onboard all these years.
I have decided to give some feedback on the music experience some more. After some burn in and letting my ears become adjusted to it, I have noticed this card sounds warm. It has a warm and lively upfront presentation of music I guess you can also say its bright. I believe the Xonar DX and D2X was a but more laid back, with that said this thing rocks with rock music.
I am listening to the AC/DC albums in FLAC loseless audio and my god are these babies great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Warning: it doesn't come with the screw to hold it to your case chassis, and it will fall out of the normal PCI slot with the slightest pressure without one. Read morePublished 23 days ago by J. Blair
The ASIO driver included with this sound card produces exceptional clarity with all types of music (especially classical). Read morePublished 1 month ago by PeteFior
Wanted better sound out of my old HP desktop so I slapped this into it and WALLLLA I got way better sound out of my speakers and cans. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Mickelson
Not the highest quality card, but its higher quality than most on-board audio offers. If you're looking for a cheap sound card for an extra output device or to replace your dead... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benjamin Watson
Doesnt actually support 5.1 out of the optical port as it does not have the ability to compress the surround sound signal.Published 2 months ago by twotall88