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.
Summary: Just got this on impulse on a visit to the Overclockers outlet. It has replaced a SB Titanium Fatality pci-ex card. What a difference - awesome sound - really impressive. Never going back to Creative - no popping or crackling, well happy.
Summary: Ok sick and tired of creative with their poor support and driver I thought to switch to the xonar to try it out under vista.
Great sound(much clearer than my xfi gamer) and dont believe the BS-thats in games and music!
Summary: i all,
Just a quick bit of advice for anyone after a high-end soundcard for Linux systems.
X-FI cards are not support in Linux as of yet and Creative are taking their time in building a driver for both Vista and Linux (nice one Creative)
However, this Asus Xonar uses the CMI8788 chipset and a beta...