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Asus Xonar DS
8.4 out of 10

Asus Xonar DS

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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 6
6.0

Value sound card at its best.

Luis V., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: I Paired this card with two different headphones, and also my surround speakers. here are my thoughts: Sennheiser PC360: Decent sound, not any better than my built in sound card though. Virtual surround was OK, but didn't work well with front and rear noises.
  • Pros: 7.1 Surround sound Optical Port
  • Cons: Drivers are outdated(2011), dont work correctly. No amplification "Optical Port" (also houses headphone jack) Built in surround software is not that great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Driver nightmares

Kevin S., Newegg
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Probably a fix with software geeks but not for me! If this program screws with the OS that much then it's time to go. I feel they really didn't update these drivers for Win 7. I'll most likely end up with another xonar product. Wait for another sale. Too bad...
  • Pros: Probably a good card. I like ASUS products.
  • Cons: I have the DSX version in another computer with Win 8 and was a simple driver install, works perfect. But this one has drivers from the days of Atari. After 7 hours of trying, using the CD or Asus website download, produced nothing but headaches. Locked up IE, Win 7 programs went weird. Tried a d...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good hardware. Terrible software.

Pat Brown, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: I got this card to encode DTS for my surround receiver. It sounds good and hasn't given me any trouble since I set it up. However, getting to that point tried my patience. As is often the case, the included driver disc is out-of-date. That's not a big deal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drivers for Win8 are a piece of....

JonBenz, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: The driver has issues with win 8. Problems with PC sleep mode cause hanging issues. ASUS support says The driver is ok and does not care your problem. I also use Adobe Premiere Pro Cs6 to edit video and when you activate de audio hardware with ASIO64 you got endless clicks.
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Overall 6
6.0

exellent product

david, Amazon
28 April 2013
  • Summary: the product itself is exellent i give the part a 5/5 stars its well built the install was super easy having surround sound on the pc is just amazing, specially with battlefield 3.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty nice product, except

FM "Floydo", Amazon
13 April 2013
  • Summary: Sound quality is great compared to motherboard built in realtek "high definition" sound. Driver download and install from website is very easy in windows 7, other reviews have addressed the how to - ie go to device manager after hardware install, select the new device, update software, browse to...
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Overall 6
6.0

Well, I certainly got a surprise from this product.

RM, Amazon
23 January 2013
  • Summary: After being tired of on-board sound, and hoping for more out of a dedicated card, I turned my attention the Asus Phoebus. You can see my review of the product on its page. Not to be deterred, I decided to try again. Perhaps drop the budget and get a "mid" tiered card.
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Overall 6
6.0

The one

Fel Angel, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Works good for the price. Doesn't seem to have any functioning issues. Does what you expect and does it without any hassles. If you expect a GREAT card, then you have to spend a GREAT price. If you expect a CHEAP card, then you can spend a CHEAP price. This is right in the middle.
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Overall 6
6.0

disappointing

Alfred G., Newegg
1 July 2012
  • Pros: I've only tested the card with Debian Wheezy (testing at the moment). It's recognized automatically and it works.
  • Cons: The volume is rather low. So, I'm putting this card aside and going back to my SoundBlaster Live 5.1.
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