Summary: I purchased this in June 2013. And it failed in July 2014. Up until then, I was quite pleased with the card. But recently it started doing weird things to the sound. Among other things it inserted an "echo" effect despite all my efforts to turn off all effects. I tried updating the software in several ways, including removing the old software and downloading from the Asus web site. It would not load.
Installed it on a gigabyte Z68 board and it wouldnt ...
Christopher Miller, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: Installed it on a gigabyte Z68 board and it wouldnt boot. Put it on another machine with a X79 and that one booted, but after a day of use I had this weird static zap in my left ear. After that, the left channel was quiet and muffled, must have blown something. I have no opinions on the sound quality cause it never let me hear it. POS. Got a SBZ the next week and its been running strong for weeks now.
Summary: It's quite shocking the difference a sound card makes. This is the first time ive ever bought one and ive got to say ive been missing out on decent sound from my pc.I read preveous reveiws of this and was almost put off. It does help to be prepared and thanks to some of the reveiws here i downloaded drivers from the website as advised and swiched off onboard audio before installing and so far ive had no problems at all.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade but it will not work with the PCIE 1 slot in my motherboard , it will however work in the PCIE 16 slot. The problem is I want to put a graphics card in that so if you have only one of these slots you will need to chose. I raised this with both Asus and Medion ,not unsurprisingly they both blamed each other.
Summary: It should have been a 5 minute job (plug and play?) but I just wasted the last three hours of my life trying to install this soundcard with no success. A simple internet search something along the lines of "asus xonar not detected" will give an idea of the volume of people having similar problems, with no technical help offered from Asus whatsoever. I've tried tips and tricks listed by helpful internet folks to no avail.
Summary: J'ai acheté cette carte afin de profiter du son home cinéma sur mon PC, seulement un fois la carte branchée, mon PC ne démarre pas malgré tout mes efforts(désinstallation des drivers audio intégrés et désactivation dans le bios). Je vais devoir la renvoyer, dommage.