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Asus Xonar D2/PM
7.7 out of 10

Asus Xonar D2/PM

Asus Xonar D2/PM Asus Xonar D2/PM is an ultra fidelity 7.1 Read more

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Overall 10
10

Xonar D2 -- Worth the investment...

Linda E., Newegg
20 November 2011
  • Summary: Running card on a Hewlett Packard...ATHLON X2 64 5000+, 500watt Antec Earthwatts power supply, 2gb RAM, Windows Vista, Samsung 400gb Hard Drive.......
  • Pros: Sound quality definitely better than the onboard on my HP desktop computer. Bass output is at least 30% greater with this card over my onboard on my 4.1 speakers. My Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones, however, were pathetically weak in terms of Bass with the onboard sound that came on my computer's...
  • Cons: It took several attempts for the card to be detected by Windows Vista. However, I only encountered this problem the FIRST time installing the card. It installed without a hitch two times (I reinstalled drivers again after installing a clean Windows Vista, since it had become infested with bloatwa...
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding sound card

Igor T., Newegg
1 June 2011
  • Summary: Had this card for over 3 years, along with Logitech Z-5500 speakers, and have been very satisfied with the sound fidelity and general capabilities of the card.
  • Pros: Unbelievable sound quality in music, movies, and games. Very good SNR performance and ALT technology allows near-perfect recording of analog audio. The software has numerous options and tweaks. Easy to use control console with additional options and I/O.
  • Cons: I wish the preset DSP and Application buttons were customizable in the software control panel.
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Overall 10
10

Solid card doe music, gaming, and recording.

Chad W., Newegg
30 May 2011
  • Summary: Look, I'm such a picky choosy person, but this card really does it for me. Great for music, gaming, and just sound reproduction over all. Movies sound awesome, games are intense, and my recordings sound superb. I trust Asus and they haven't let me down.
  • Pros: This card is excellent. Very high fidelity, great quality. The LED indicators on the back are very cool (even though I never look back there.) For music, I believe it has improved the overall clarity of the sound coming out of my terrible speakers. I game, as well, and even on games such as Leagu...
  • Cons: The pros outweigh the cons by far, but (with ANY piece of tech) there are a few cons. First was all the extra programs it came with. Maybe I'm being a dummy by not installing them, but after the drivers I don't really need too much of the other stuff. Second, was (and this was my fault, not the c...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Card, great sound

Gretchen T., Newegg
11 March 2011
  • Summary: In my opinion, it's a gamble buying Asus mostly due to an apparent lack of support. So far I have not had any reason to stop purchasing products from them because of the quality of the products, but that may change once something fails.
  • Pros: Great sound, color-coded LED inputs make it easy to see what you are doing when making changes, easy installation. I am very happy with the sound both through my Monitor S2's and my Sennheiser HD250's. Music sounds great, as do movies. The effects (although I prefer not to use) perform well.
  • Cons: When sound sources go silent, there is usually a little problem with some noise, but quickly fades. I am not a fan of the enhanced settings (reverb, etc.), but not because they aren't good, just I prefer not to affect the sound. As I say above, they actually work really well. Absolutely no techni...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0

Fantastic when you get it going

Andy, dabs.com
17 February 2011
  • Summary: This sound card replaced my old Audigy ZS 2 so as you can imagine it was a huge upgrade. DVD's MP3's Blu Ray all sound amazing. I would have given it 5 out of 5 buyt I had issues installing the drivers. First it stalled on install, then it blue screened but as they say 3rd time lucky it worked.
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Overall 10
10

Simply AMAZING!

Adam G., Newegg
22 July 2010
  • Pros: I upgraded my on-board ASUS M4A78 PRO audio to this sound card and it is amazing! Worth the buy. I am a big time audio fanatic and I gave it a test run with an audio clip of a live Brass horn line ensemble, playing some pretty loud chord progressions and I was amazed at all the different tones it...
  • Cons: It take a small bit of playing with the EQ to get the most out of this card, it wasn't straight of the box sounding 100%. I don't think this is really a con though just a little thought so your not disappointed thinking it will be everything you thought out of the box. Once you get it right it wo...
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Overall 10
10

huge difference

Zachary C., Newegg
20 July 2010
  • Summary: i probably shouldn't have spend this much on it.
  • Pros: this card is unbelievable if you have the right sound system. i have mine set on 7.1 virtual and dts neo pc and i'm hearing sounds on songs that i have never heard before. it really does bring your sound system to life.
  • Cons: the software is pretty generic. but it works well enough.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0

It's a problem!

Paul, dabs.com
3 July 2010
  • Summary: This card makes a beautiful sound, combined with the 5.1 speaker system I bought at the same time ... sometimes. Unfortunately I've had repeated problems with it either making a horrible noise or none at all.
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Overall 10
10

Good, love it. Blasting music all day.

Alexander B., Newegg
25 May 2010
  • Summary: Twincest is not ok.
  • Pros: UNBELIEVABLE sound comes from this card. I am an audiophile and am very satisfied with the sound for the price. if you're here even pondering this card buy it.
  • Cons: The sound is a bit hollow at first but takes a little tinkering, I suppose that's not really a con.
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Overall 4
4.0

Going back to my X-Fi

Kevin R., Newegg
21 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought this after reading about the inferior OpAmps used in my X-Fi Extreme Music. Decided to give this a try. After a few days of playing with the software I just could not get music to sound the way it did on my X-Fi. I miss the Crystalizer software of my X-Fi.
  • Pros: Good reviews from everyone. Solid design and components. Very much built for the audiophile. The latest drivers from the ASUS support website installed perfectly on Windows 7 32-bit. Better than on-board sound.
  • Cons: Better than on-board but not the best. Sound is hollow and lifeless. Software tools are limited. EQ is the only tool available to improve music but it isn't enough. Automatic application of surround-sound techniques that I do not want.
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