It's an high end audio card featuring SNR up to 118dB!
14 June 2012
Summary: In some regards the D2X represents the rather pathetic state of the soundcard industry as a whole – we’ve had PCI-Express for nearly four years now and the only performance card worth buying on the interface has to use a bridge chip. At least Asus has got off its backside and done something about it.
Summary: I've just had a chance too install this card and by the way it is working and the quality of the drivers it blows my last card out of the water . I mite of paid 3 times more for this card but it's at least five times better and you can hear it in the sound and see it in the drivers.
Brilliant sound quality - Bad driver support from ASUS
9 March 2015
Summary: I have owned this card for I believe over 3 years now and it's a great little sound card. Pros: The card offers a great improvement in sound quality over onboard sound. It has shielding to reduce any electromagnetic interference and has a really smart lighting system which helps to find where to plug in your speakers / headphones underneath your desk. Cons: ASUS has had really awful driver support for this card.
Summary: Now this is just WOW!!! crystal clear sound this is amazing!! I've had some sound cards in the past but this Asus one is bloody incredible!! i heard things in the movie i watched (Bad Boys 2) which I never actually heard the clarity and perfection of this card is second to none. Highly recommend this card - putting it in the machine wasn't an issue but be advised it has every feature under the sun except plugging in the front panel sound to the card you have to connect...
Great sound card for both beginners and audio freaks.
Pawel Krajecki, Amazon
12 April 2014
Summary: The quality of sound that can be produced by this card is amazing and I personally think it cannot be beaten. The card is really easy to install (Even for beginners). The only two negatives i can think of is that it produces a lot of heat and the lights on the inside are very unnecessary. The overall built quality is really good so its hard to damage it during installation.
Summary: I have a high end motherboard (asus sabertooth 990 fx r2.0), it has surround sound capabilities built in, which I did try with my 5.2 surround sound speakers. It was nice but in games some sounds did not sound correct. I then connect my speakers to this card and the sound is great! The sounds in games are correct.