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.
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.
Summary: Good quality and good design. You will never regret with the sound of this card. I have used X-fi, Auzentech, Audiotrack but I could only compare Auzentech Prelude to this Asus Xonar D2. Just because these cards have the same quality.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic sound, and of the five PC's I have used these cards in, not one problem yet. One word of advice is that if you intend to use headphones, I would get the ST or STX because of the greater number of headphone impedance matchings.
Summary: Asus sound cards really are amazing, and this one is no exception. Sound is great. Not quiet as good as the ST or STX, but still very good indeed. Finishing and presentation are absolutely superb. Despite what the previous reviewer said, I have had no trouble at all with the cards or drivers.
Summary: If you are considering this card for headphones; don't! Get the ST or STX instead. This card will happily drive headphones, but the ST and STX have a wider range of selectable output powers for different headphones.
Conclusion: The ASUS Xonar D2 impressed us at just about every turn. Through and through, a high-end approach has been taken to the design of the Xonar, from extremely high quality circuit components to rock-solid driver software.
Pros: Extremely accurate audio reproduction, High SNR, vanishingly low distortion (THD, IMD), Excellent driver software, Amazing software bundle, High-quality components
Cons: DSP is not hardware-accelerated, Limited EAX support
just what i was looking for to complete my home audio visual system
30 May 2015
Summary: Just what I need as part of my new pc media playing machine, fully connects to my yamaha amp and has audiophile ear phone output. Looked very hard to fined the right product. I have found asus products very good for there intended use and have bot let me down
Summary: I have had this card for almost 6 years, so why write a review now? Well I not only like music, but I also dabble in a bit of audio production, mastering etc. Every now and again when I am feeling flush I get an urge to buy a fancy audio interface costing north of 400 quid; currently I am thinking...