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: 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: overall a great card got it to replace a Creative X-Fi that stopped working. ASUS drivers take less resources than creative. the optical out is amazing when hooked up to a receive. For a sub $100 card its well worth it. small, reliable both physically and software.
Pros: -Great sound -optical out -small size -good price for quality -good drivers -easy to install and use
Cons: -the outputs could be better labeled -it could be cheaper
Pros: Works as it should. The software is user-friendly and not buggy.
Cons: There is no color-coding on the output ports. Only tiny, barely legible etched descriptions (ie. front, side, sub, etc.) My surround speakers don't have descriptions on their inputs...only color coded. So I had to do some minor digging to determine which jack plugged in to which hole.
Summary: For a good sound experience, you need this card and high quality speakers. The weakest link is often the D/A converter on your sound card, followed by the speakers. Analogue output on this card is excellent, so I'd recommend this instead of digital out, but this supports both.
Pros: I'm using this for PC to a 7.1 amp to power my surround sound theater speakers. I like the software as it has a graphic EQ that allows me to add tweak the higher frequency response. The software also allows you to control the sub-woofer frequency rolloff (LFE) between 50 to 250 HZ via a slider. T...
Cons: None I can see. Same or better quality than Sound Blaster at a better price point. After reading all the problems with SB, I'd go with Asus!