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Asus-xonar-dg.34111960
9.1 out of 10

Asus Xonar DG

Great Deal: $29.99

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Overall 10
10

It is capable of 5.1 output for optical audio...

Caredhel, Amazon
6 July 2014
  • Summary: Originally I would rate this 2 stars because I bought it to use the toslink connection and like everyone else all I could get it to do was play 2 channels. Finally after spending about 2 hours messing around with it, I tried installing the bundled software + driver, then uninstalled the audio control panel. I then went into Windows audio to configure the optical audio out and was able to get 5.1 surround working!! It sounds great too.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Daniruth_C, NCIX.com
1 July 2014
  • Summary: Great cheap replacement for your integrated sound card.
  • Pros: This sound card does what it should and it will give you better sound quality than the integrated one.
  • Cons: None to be seen so far
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Overall 10
10

EXCELLENT Budget sound card, better sound than cards costing a LOT more.

jerryz1963, Ebay
3 May 2014
  • Summary: I mostly got this for the OPTICAL output. I have used 5.1 and 7.1 with very high-end amps and found no diff. So, seriously, unless you have a REALLY big living room, those 2 extra channels are not going to add anything. IMHO, Xonar beats Creative Labs (Sound Blaster) for sound quality. If you can't afford a high end discrete DAC, the Xonar line is a good option. I had the Xonar Essence and then moved up to a discrete DAC.
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Overall 10
10

Great Card on a Budget

Bob, Amazon
20 April 2014
  • Summary: This card does all of what you would expect, but with a few other key features often reserved for much more expensive cards. The headphone amp is great. It can easily drive a pair of studio monitors (MDR-V6) without any distortion, even when turned to 100%. It also has the option to boost the signal depending on the impedance of the headphones (or speakers) you're using. It has three settings: <32 ohms, 32-64 ohms, and 64 ohms.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tim_N, NCIX.com
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Having a built in AMP does wonders for my Sennheiser PC360 Dolby headphone support greatly enhances positional audio in FPS games
  • Pros: Built in AMP, and supports Dolby headphone, good cost
  • Cons: Sound quality 7/10 but this is a value card
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Andres Castillo, Amazon
12 February 2014
  • Summary: I paired this card with my Creative Fatal1ty gaming headset and it is awesome! My friends can hear me very clearly with this. It also makes it so easy to switch between my headset and speakers. Just in case you were wondering, it does have the plug to allow you to plug the front panel audio jacks to the card (internal). This means you don't have to plug your headset to the bank of the card. Price is perfect, I mean... what else can I ask for?
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Fluxflashor, NCIX.com
31 January 2014
  • Summary: This card was supposed to be an easy replacement for my onboard sound, which was causing some issues with my microphone. Upon putting it in my rig and installing the drivers, nothing worked. I decided to go ahead and reinstall windows 7 since I was long overdue for a format, and the drivers still would not work.
  • Pros: Headphone and microphone jacks work., Great price
  • Cons: The drivers included didn't install properly on a fresh windows 7 install., Asus' drivers website is hell to get through. It gave me drivers for different cards in the series several times which *surprise* didn't work. (This was slightly improved very recently), My front panel audio doesn't work properly with the card, but it does with others.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Sam Spade, B&H Photo
7 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 105dB SNR for $ (plus an Asus rebate of $)A few hiccups when installing the drivers on XP, but everything eventually installed nicely after reseating the card and uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers once or twice.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Audio Quality
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Silvx, NCIX.com
24 December 2013
  • Summary: good sound card for older computers. got spdif and decent amp for headphones. no problem with drivers.
  • Pros: price, spdif, 5.1
  • Cons: pci??????????????????????
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work for all Windows 8 programs.

Robert Landgraf, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Follow up: This card does not work with windows 8 apps that use DRM, for example Netflix. "To play the protected content, the underlying audio driver must be a trusted driver; that is, the driver must be logo-certified for DRM." Unfortunately there is no certified driver for this chipset.
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