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.
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.
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...
Summary: Good quality sound card for the $$ however after the drivers and Asus software installed, my PC would hang during startup. I found that the issue was with the fact that the software installed both the 32bit and 64bit software which was causing a conflict.
Summary: The drivers were installed on Win 7-64bit without any problems. The card sounds fine -- not much audible difference from Realtek HD though. Asus control panel is OK, switching between quantization frequencies is sweet and handy if you have both CD's and HD audio sources in your collection.
Summary: -General Review- This card works fantastically! I have it installed in the slot next to my GTX 660 and it is small enough that it is completely out of the way of the intake fan on the Graphics Card. The adapter to use an optical TOSLINK cable is included, which is very helpful.
Pros: Works Great Compatible with EAX Low profile Capable 7.1 Analogue and Digital Suround
Cons: Front Pannel Mic Problem (See Other Thoughts) Automatic switching between Front and Rear panel output does not work as intended. (See Other Thoughts)
Pros: easy to install, sound nice, cheap, easy config with software once installed
Cons: would of gave 5 eggs but when you plug in a headset in your front ports on your case, you have to manually change the settings in the software. also the software was a pain to install on windows 7. i would not suggest using the disc that comes with the hardware because i had major issues, instead...
Pros: Provides decent enough sound over the on-board sound once I got the drivers sorted out.
Cons: When I installed the drivers on my new Windows 7 machine, most of my applications would not load, and Explorer would crash. I had to hunt down a hotfix on some obscure forum (using another machine) to fix that issue. Afterwards, it ran great.
Summary: Great card, particularly for the price. Delivered fast, worked almost immediately. Followed online instructions about not using drivers on the disk. Replaces my old Sound Blaster Xtreme Music and much prefer this one over that.