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Asus Xonar D2/PM

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Overall 8

Asus Xonar D2

maximum pc
5 March 2008
  • Summary: Of course, everything above EAX 2 is proprietary, so Asus couldn’t support EAX 5 without a lot of reverse engineering or a license. As you’d expect, game-audio rendering is quite good on the Xonar, but not as good as the Prelude with its full EAX support. While the Xonar has an edge in home-theater use due to its real-time Dolby Digital encoding, the Prelude excels at gaming and general PC use.
  • Pros: Cool LED color-coded ports.
  • Cons: Only EAX 2.0 support.
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ASUS Xonar D2 sound card review

Elite Bastards
7 January 2008
  • Conclusion: With competition in the discrete audio market hotting up considerably in recent times, ASUS have certain picked a challenging period to embark upon a sound card project of their own.  Thankfully, the Xonar D2 has turned out to be a pretty solid attempt all in all - Nothing spectacular per se, but a well-featured board capable of holding its own against the pack of Oxygen HD-sporting parts on the market, with a couple of interesting little twists of its own to stake out...
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ASUS Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Sound Card

11 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Claiming to be the best at anything is bold.  From professional athletes to product manufacturers, stating you or your product is the best out there opens things up for closer scrutiny.  Being the best at what you do, or what you make, means near flawless execution.  Regardless of the context, one thing is certain, if you claim you are the best at what you do, you better be prepared to back those statements up.
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Overall 10

Asus XONAR D2 Soundcard

12 October 2007
  • Excerpt: if you’re looking for a home theatre card to provide a good overall balance to gaming and amateur sound recording! Then the Xonar D2 would probably be the best option for you.
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Overall 9

Asus Xonar D2 Sound Card

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Asus takes on Creative with this well featured quality sound card.
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Expert Review

26 June 2008
  • Excerpt: As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over... The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...
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Overall 7
Performance 8

Asus Xonar D2

PC Authority
19 June 2008
  • Summary: Great audio, but gaming ability hinges on the success of Dolby and DTS
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ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card

iXBT Labs
14 December 2007
  • Conclusion: ASUS has come to the market of sound cards. The right stake on high quality converters and well thought-out circuitry yield an excellent result. You can see it in RMAA measurements and you can hear it, as you listen to music. The lack of advanced audio DSPs forced engineers to use a modern but simple on-board processor.
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Expert Review

10 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Asus' first attempt in the sound card arena comes in the form of the "Xonar D2". The model comes either in PCI or PCI-E support. In our review, we examined the Xonar D2 PCI version. The ASUS Xonar D2 features a signal- to-noise ratio (SNR) of 118 db for both audio in and out and for all 7.1 channels. Pretty impressive numbers if you ask me. The Asus Xonar D2 has a good retail package. The drivers work and ASIO mode didn't present any problems.
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Overall 7

Asus Xonar D2

PC Pro
1 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Great audio, but gaming ability hinges on the success of Dolby and DTS
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