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Asus Xonar DS
8.4 out of 10

Asus Xonar DS

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Overall 8
8.0

Works Well

William W., Newegg
27 May 2015
  • Summary: Not the top of the line, but produces a very good sound for the money. Since the sound on my MB crapped out, I had to find something budget minded and this filled the bill. Would recommend to anyone looking to add sound to their system (for whatever reason).
  • Pros: Works just fine. No problem installing, just plugged in, installed drivers and it worked fine on the reboot.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Good card, one problem...

Anonymous, Newegg
26 March 2015
  • Pros: Card works great. Sound quality is phenomenal. Interface is easy to use. Even better for the price. I have an old set of speakers hooked up to this card and they sound off the wall good.
  • Cons: Drivers. Windows 7 doesn't really like the drivers for this card. After some research and messing around, I got them to work.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great sound, not so great install procedure

Andrew J., Amazon
26 December 2014
  • Summary: The sound performance of this product is great especially for the price, but be prepared to spend a while installing it. I had some issues with the drivers for this card, be careful to install correctly and make sure to create a restore point before you install this.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for the money

Brian H., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Summary: Well packaged, intuitive install, the only useful documentation is on the supplied CD, overall better than I ecpected.
  • Pros: Upgrading a used Dell Optiplex GX620 (2008 vintage) after my rock solid T-Bird 800 box with an ISA SB Live Pro died, this card popped right in and installed without a hitch using the supplied drivers and application software. My Altec 4.1 speakers sound great and I found the Asus Xonar audio cent...
  • Cons: Not for the hard-core audiophile looking for flawless performance. That's all I've got!
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a good product, and I haven't had any kind of ...

Another Customer, Amazon
5 October 2014
  • Summary: It's a good product, and I haven't had any kind of issues with it. Performing is really good in movies, music and video games. Easy to install, but it's recommended to get the latest drivers from Asus official website.
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Overall 8
8.0

ASUS Xonar DS

Kyle P., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • Summary: I never would have given this card a try if Newegg/Creative Labs had a PCI card that was not a decade old. So this seemed to be my best bet. Newegg currently has two of these cards (Xonar DS) for sale. I purchased this one (Item #: N82E16829132017). The other one is (Item #: N82E16829132013).
  • Pros: Better sound quality then my ASUS on board. PCI Slot was a plus for me. My MOBO only has one PCI Express 1x and it is occupied with a wifi card.
  • Cons: Drivers are often funny with initial set up (Win 8.1) but with a little google-fu and 20 min I was up and running. The ASUS Xonar DS Audio Center is Terrible. It looks, feel, and has the controls similar to Winamp from 2001. So terrible. With the huge conglomerate that is ASUS they could not do b...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Pat, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Recommended for Linux. I'm running this card on Debian Wheezy - works great out-of-the-box.
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Overall 10
10

4 years later still happy

Amanda S., Newegg
3 July 2014
  • Summary: Did I mention that the drivers for win 8.1 are painless and install without a hitch?
  • Pros: Love the sound from this card. It is one of the three parts that I've transferred from one build to the next for the last three rebuilds. Works great with my Turtle Beach headphones as well as with my Philips 5.1 surround system with a 10" Kicker CVR sub in a 1.5 3ft L-port box tuned to 37 Htz po...
  • Cons: Drivers for win 7 SUCK! PITA to install! If you are running 7 and do a rebuild that requires a fresh install, you will want to throw this card in the trash or garbage disposal or some other device that is really good at destroying things... then you'll get it to work and probably say that it was ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective, 3 Year Warranty is a Lie

William M., Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Pros: Better than integrated when it works
  • Cons: Began playing only static after 1 year. Newegg's site says 3 year warranty, and so does Asus' website, but after contacting them for warranty repair, they stated warranty is only 1 year. Buyer Beware! Do not waste your money on a 1 year rental, buy a brand that will honor their warranties!
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Overall 10
10

Great sound card, trouble with driver install

Jordan Sparks, Amazon
29 June 2014
  • Summary: Very good card. I would say that it is a noticeable upgrade from my old Sound Blaster Audigy 2. I did have some trouble with the installation, though. Uninstalling the Sound Blaster drivers was not enough - the Asus installer still kept insisting that it could not find the card.
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