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9.5 out of 10

Asus Xonar DGX

Built-in Headphone AMP to power up every sound detail in gamin Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Xonar DGX

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Overall 4
4.0

Only works correctly in 5.1 for most people (including me) by downloading 3rd Party Drivers

KushFarmer, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: The included software gave me nothing but issues; I ended up having to un-install all audio drivers and use 3rd party drivers called Uni Xonar to get my 5.1 system to work correctly. I have always built my own PC's and this was purchased to make the job easy instead of hunting down 3rd party drivers for an older card I had; but I ended up spending about 2 hours messing with this and had to do the same thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Card failed to perform

Leroy Antrich, Amazon
21 December 2013
  • Summary: When I got the card it worked ok. But in a few days it didn't produce any sound and I had to go back to onboard chip. This is the 2nd card I have bought with the same results.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Spawnkiller, NCIX.com
20 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought it to replace a X-fi Xtreme audio (basically an Audigy SE) and it's not close to the x-fi at all, really disapointed of this card... Better than any onboard audio but not as good as other competing solutions, even without the headphone amp, the X-FI play louder and better and it's a 7-8 years old card that was selling for 40$ in that time...
  • Pros: good card for little budget and PCI-e
  • Cons: Many PCI sound card in the same price range destroy this one...
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Overall 4
4.0

The surround sound through the (analogue) headphones is brilliant but I mostly play audio for my games and ...

Andrew C., Amazon
7 days ago
  • Summary: Got this card as it had an optical out and it was from a known brand. I'd just upgraded my PC and the new motherboard didn't have a digital out (stupid considering my board from 9 years ago did). The surround sound through the (analogue) headphones is brilliant but I mostly play audio for my games and blurays through a 5.1 HD dvd player that has a digital input. With the old motherboard this worked fine, the player would detect Dolby or DTS straight off, no hassle.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not great

Snafubar, Amazon
17 June 2014
  • Summary: Doesn't install easily. Problems with settings defaulting headphones. 12 more words required? Oh okay. It was cheap, and the sound quality was pretty good. That's what the stars are for.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blue screen

Coleman Twins, Amazon
24 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this for my new surround sound headset, the headset was great, comfortable and perfect for what I had in mind, my computer has also been upgraded a fair amount, this however didn't stop the sound card from causing my computer to blue-screen every couple hours or so, faster when I'd play games. When I removed the sound card my computer stopped blue-screening and worked perfectly, much faster than when I had the sound card in as well.
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Overall 4
4.0

Did not work...at first!

Emperor Rosko, Amazon
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Bought this soundcard to go with a new headset for my PC gaming. First impressions were good, neat little box, plenty of info, and it has great reviews as it has a built in headphone amp to power higher impedance headphones/headsets which I required. I have a motherboard that has 2 standard 16xPCI-E lanes and a 1xPCI-E lane and the 1X lane I really needed to use as I have 2 expensive graphics cards taking the other 2 up!
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Overall 4
4.0

Irritating

DaveW, Amazon
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Ever since removing a Creative X-Fi from my computer, I've avoided sound cards like the plague. The reason is simple: I trust that the audio mixer of a song knows what they were doing, and I don't need the sound card to attempt to 'filter' that, or manage the volume, or create a horrible 'surround sound' effect with my headphones which I've paid over £100 for. Unfortunately this sound card falls into the same trap, except you can't turn that rubbish off.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quality sound but poor stability

DMA, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • Summary: After useing this for about a week now. The sound is great don't get me wrong, but i have had way to many problems with it crashing and creating a buzzing sound that forces me to reboot all the time. I also like to swap my sound around a lot from my PC to my TV with my onboard that was not a problem, but with this i had to stop what i was watching and then change to the PC or TV and restart the video, a minor inconvenience, but it gets annoying fast.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not that good, software even worse

Markie_SA "Markie", Amazon
8 October 2012
  • Summary: I've been looking for a sound card to replace my ageing Creative X-Fi Music card. I was on a budget so after research on the Internet I came across the Xonar DGX a while back and was interested in it due to the Headphone AMP and the fact that you can plug your front panel audio connectors into this card.
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