With that said I LOVE the sound this card produces
29 May 2015
Summary: So I have only had this card for a day, And I have used it and will only use it for gaming. With that said I LOVE the sound this card produces. I pared it with the Razer Tiamat 7.1 headphones and it is night and day better than the Creative Labs Audigy RX i had.
Awesome sound whether they come through my speakers or my ...
22 May 2015
Summary: Awesome sound whether they come through my speakers or my headphones. There's a very clear difference between these and my built in sound card. In game sound really comes to life. I didn't realize what I was missing.
Summary: Makes music sound great! As already noted, the drivers suck, so search the internet for 3rd party drivers: http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/. Also, if your motherboard has an HDMI output, don't worry about buying this. Your receiver will do all of the processing.
Summary: I'd give this a better rating if it installed correctly. Despite following every direction to the dot, I still can't get this thing to work. I guess I got a bad one, but I'll give this one a 3 star since I probally messed up somewhere.
Summary: Purchased for a desktop upgrade that I am using with my stereo as a music server. Installation was a snap and it works well providing me with an Optical output to my external DAC. However, the instructions for accessing the program and the drop down menus is non-existent.
Summary: I really like this sound card ! I was using Via vinyl onboard audio which was pretty decent for an onboard solution but I wanted something better and I found this Asus dsx .The Dsx blows the VIa away so much cleaner more detailed but audio is a subjective thing so yea MY ears like it .
I'm quite happy with my Asus Xonar DSX card and its easy to use management interface.
Thomas P. Blinn "Dr. Tom Blinn", Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 card to provide surround sound synthesis for listening to recorded music via iTunes on my HP Compaq 8200 Elite minitower system. I had a Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum installed (since 2011) and in August/September 2014 it just stopped working, so I got this...
Summary: Great sound card for the price. I have it paired with klipishce promedia 2.1 speaker set. Sound is clear and its able to power its bass. Sounds MUCH better than my realtec audio in my motherboard. Asus audio control panel isn't full of bloat and can be ignored and closed once settings are set.
Summary: Based on a old review, here's how to set up a global keyboard shortcut that will allow you to toggle your SPDIF checkbox. Old review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R17HDTKPBDSYSX/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?