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: [...] Everything was quick and easy to install, i found that this is also a great introduction to recording digital audio with cakewalk software included. Very easy to make the decision to buy this again with outstanding value.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Quality Output, Reliable Performance
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. The quality of build and packaging leaves Creative for dead, frankly.
Summary: Asus sound cards really are amazing, and this one is no exception. Sound is great. Not quite as good as the ST or STX, but still very good indeed. Finishing and presentation are absolutely superb. Software is well presented, flexible and rock solid. A great product.
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.
Conclusion: This sound card is fantastic. It really transforms the sound from any speakers. When coupled with an expensive set of speakers it sounds even better! I have mine hooked up to a set of Bose Companion 5's and couldn't be happier. Make sure you have a floppy power cable on your PSU or a molex to FDD power adaptor. The card lights up orange when in use which might be a consideration for people with side windows and matching setups.
Conclusion: Purchased this product with some skepticism despite the good reviews. Wow am i impressed though! Been watching blu-rays on my PC with dolby digital for a while now (using my onboard sound card AD1988B) but wanted good surround sound for games, this definately delivers. Dolby live! works with any game since it basically encodes the AC3 signal from EAX and direct sound.