Summary: Make sure to pick up the drivers off the ASUS website. Nothing else works. Take the time to do it right and you'll have great sound, hassle free.
Pros: Excellent sound reproduction. Also boosts the sound, a feature which many people who say you don't need a soundcard are missing. I love that you can still get a PCI card that has updated drivers that work in W8.1!
Summary: People are complaining about how Asus drivers are not updated often. How about this: Creative drivers I used were not updated in like 5 years. Why???! Um, because they work. The drivers work. You need to driversweaper or driverfusion. Either one seems fine. both were free, so why not use them both.
Pros: Upgraded from Audigy 2zs that died after 10 years of daily use. (what a great card throughout all my builds) Claim of the audigy was 108 SNR Claim of this D1 Xonar: 116. That is no lie. The sound resolution was more distinct, crisp, clear. Potent sound. Made my Klipsch 2.1 Promedia totally rock. ...
Cons: No issues. Great piece of electronics for the money. Only issue are people's suggestions to use some non whql drivers. GOOD LUCK with them. The Uni drivers from the nice people that make them, the enthusiast ones, I could not get to work. They seem really cool, but nope. The non-beta one from Asu...
Summary: Sounds great that makes my onboard (Realtek ALC 892) sound card looks like if it was 15 years old, I hate myself for not buying this sound card long time ago, you have to hear it to believe... I use creative gigaworks T40 Series II. pair of speakers and you can tell the difference right away.
Summary: I bought this card because I couldn't stand my HTPC music anymore. I dealt with MP3s compression but after burning some FLAC and revisiting my analog set-up, I realized I couldn't listen to the onboard sound anymore.I put this card in, rebooted and was listening to the sounds I have missed as we...
Summary: Great combination with the Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset.
Pros: Great card. Sounds fantastic.
Cons: Software is not up to standards. It would probably be good if it came with a card in the 1970's. A quality card with inferior software. Overall rating would be a 5 if it had better software. Not the easiest to set up. However, when it works it works great.
Summary: Bought this card couple years ago elsewhere, still work fine since the last driver update (2013ish), pretty configurable, really good sound quality IMO, no regret at all, if you want a PCI Sound Card that last long and have quality, take this one! I would take another one for HTPC music playing
Pros: -UI interface is clean, many option for equalizing -Front panel HD audio support -PCI (for me it's a plus, GPU is blocking PCIe x1 slot on mATX mobo) -
Cons: -Plug tagging hard to clearly read but once you,ve plug your stuff, it doesn't really mather, yet it's eye breaking! Will crack an egg because it would have been possible to "improve" this at cheap cost.
Summary: Unfortunately I read a lot of bad reviews on installation of this card so I went to ASUS's site and DL'd their drvrs 4 win 7 and I went to the Universal site for their win 7 drvrs so that I would be prepared. NEITHER of those drvrs worked! Error "Please plug in audio device".
Pros: Good sound on my 5.1 speakers. I had a SB card on my XP machine and upgraded to win 7 and Creative didn't have any drivers for win 7 so I went for the ASUS D1 and wow, it's excellent. Way better than the old Sound Blaster.
Summary: This card is clear and produces good sound but is not flawless. It is adequate and I suggest getting the 2013 beta drivers if you use Win7. Music and movies sound great. It's mostly good in games and does what it should but sometimes, not often, produces mild choppiness in sound.
Pros: Mostly good, Used for gaming, music, and movies with headphones
Cons: Some windows explorer 'clicking' sounds seem to only produce part of their sound sometimes, Some gaming issues but probably mostly due to system load - choppiness of sound