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Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus
9.1 out of 10

Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus

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Reviews and Problems with Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus

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Overall 2
2.0

Defective ASUS card out of the box

John C., Newegg
8 June 2015
  • Pros: Always buy ASUS products but not having any luck this time with the sound card!
  • Cons: Can't get the ASUS sound card to recognize the speaker ports, using a ASUS Z87 motherboard. I've tried and called ASUS tech support multiple times and recently went to my tech guy, but to no avail!
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY!!!

Robert J. Backlund, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: The drivers for this sound card do not work correctly! I have spent several hours and several attempts with Asus support trying to get this OVER PRICED piece of junk working. You would think that a 200 dollar sound card would be fantastic, well the only thing fantastic about this sound card is it is...
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of Money

Paul F., Newegg
16 August 2013
  • Summary: returned same day as received. Im amazed Asus is even selling this. doesnt even have dolby headphone which is a feature stated in their owners manual
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: horrible drivers/software
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Overall 2
2.0

Okay card, awful drivers

Richard S., Newegg
27 June 2013
  • Summary: Note to Vista users: No new drivers in 8+ months. None in the forseeable future. Support is nonexistent (on the Vista OS front) on the ASUSTek forums (go there if you want to read on the plethora of issues due to drivers with this card.
  • Pros: Analog 5.1 Decent sound if you can get around the godawful drivers
  • Cons: Horrific drivers. Terrible Manufacturer support. Random popping noises (due to faulty drivers) that cause audio channels to shift around while using 5.1 analog. Line noise leaking in from the 1x PCIE bus (more a mobo issue though for $200 I'd have expected better line noise isolators)
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Drivers

David K., Newegg
24 June 2013
  • Pros: -Construction looks great / solid -Lit headphone & microphone jacks are nice since the backs of most computers are in the shadows -Sounded great on my 5.1 Surround -Excellent packaging
  • Cons: -Faulty Drivers -Had to RMA was obviously unusable within first hour of use. The installation of this card was a breeze and the drivers installed without a hitch. I powered everything back on, tested it with some music first, sounded great, then I loaded up teamspeak and all my buddies sounded gr...
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Overall 2
2.0

Scratchy Noisy sounds when playing BF3

David F., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Summary: I would like to know if JJ/ ASUS will acknowledge and deal with (contact Nvidia if you need to) this issue as it is severely damaging ASUS's sound card reputation among gamers around the globe. This is easily verified by google searching the issue I am describing.
  • Pros: Great audio when NOT looking to use microphone WHILE playing games like Battlefield 3
  • Cons: If your mission is to do youtube type recordings/commentating, pass this by. There is currently a very obvious interference problem between this ASUS sound card and nVidia GTX series video cards. Some say its a shielding problem in this specific vid card. Some say its a driver problem. I don't ca...
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Overall 2
2.0

Almost a year later and the only drivers that work are still in beta

Amazon Account, Amazon
2 February 2013
  • Summary: Title says it all; Driver features are completely bare bones, and still very buggy. There has been zero communication from ASUS on driver development, despite many users having trouble with the microphone input, 5.1 output and SDIF. I would definitely NOT recommend this card to anyone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drivers cripple the card.

Ben Bruce, Amazon
25 January 2013
  • Summary: ASUS completely dropped the ball on this one. Both the full-release and beta drivers available for this card have the same huge problems: *Card can't output sound to headphones and speakers simultaneously, and switching back and forth in the software is a huge pain.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Sounds like a dirtbike is next to you"

Zachary C., Newegg
7 December 2012
  • Pros: Its great for sound, good software
  • Cons: I believe there is a design flaw on this card, if you have a powerful graphics card there will be interference coming through when in games (especially loading screens). My friends cant stand it. I believe the EMI shield that's on it simply doesn't do the trick, there's not enough to it. For such...
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm Scared!

JUDE M., Newegg
12 September 2012
  • Pros: I have not received the card just yet but it's on its way. I was poking around to be pro-active, reading reviews and looking for fixes to issues people may have experienced. So I downloaded the latest drivers and the manual as well so that I can verse myself on the product. On page 31 of the down...
  • Cons: None yet, but I will be sure to let you know how this all unfolds.
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