build quality is subpar but when you figure out the problem ahmen
Anthony P., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: so overall i actually love this card but the cheapos should have put a different power adapter on it because when it is loosens not enough power is supplied and the sound gets distorted.
Pros: very good sound quality when you discover what the problem is i will explain in cons i use the aftermarket drivers and they are beautiful even on these hp stock spare speakers lol before i fixed the power cable i could'nt put my speakers past 20% volume without distortion now i cant put it to 100...
Cons: the whit power connector isnt actually soldered to the pins n the pcb so it tends to come loose to fix this just push the white adapter in requires a little force but then it just slides back and it fixes the "china grade" floppy cable problem
Summary: I use my computer to play games, listen to music (FLAC lossless only), and watch movies. My xonar outputs to a vintage 70s pioneer receiver that has been cleaned up internally. The A channel goes to a pair of floor standing three way speakers.
Pros: Excellent signal to noise Excellent sound quality Solid output selection Software adjustability
Cons: Power plug can be finicky. Started losing the right channel after warranty expired. I used to be able to pull the jack and plug it into another port to get the channel back. Now when I do it I either get a BSOD or the audio breaks till reboot. 4 years of use.
Summary: Use the after market drivers for this card and you can unleash the full potential of this card. Do a search for your card and you will see.
Pros: High quality hardware at a fair price. Low profile bracket works great, box had everything I needed for install. Sound quality out of digital and analog is fantastic. Tested head phones, 2.1 desktop system and home theater.
Cons: Throw away the driver disc and never look back.
Summary: I connected an auxiliary power connector, tried to change the PCI-E slots, but nothing ever worked. The card drivers (tried two different versions) kept telling me to install the card. Some people say it's an EEPROM mess-up. I am tremendously disappointed with this product. Thanks for nothing, Asus!
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: The audio card in question could never be recognized under Windows 7. Tried to install in on a brand-new Z97 mobo from Asus (an expensive Pro version).
Summary: Great card. Could use a slightly better headphone amp but that's my only gripe. Spending another $50-$75 would net you that but spending more if your not editing or producing would be kind of silly.
Pros: I bought this for a build while I was in the process of setting my credit on fire, I still don't regret this purchase. The price tier that this sound card is on is perfect for people who want a nice step above motherboard audio and don't mind spending $50 > $100. The Asus cards for $50 < are stil...
Cons: There aren't many cons with this audio card except for a few sort ofs: Keep in mind, this card does not have digital optical!!! Don't buy it without reading and trash/complain about this card here because you weren't paying attention! This card will have trouble driving very powerful headphones, ...
Cons: CONS: Complete waste of money. Couldn't get it installed for the life of me. No connection cable for the motherboard, No connection for the power supply. Tech support kept telling me I just had to plug it in and go. Never happened. Still upset about this pile of junk.
Summary: Build defined on Silverstone BL03 HTPC case review. I always add a sound card in this price range. It's really worth it folks.
Pros: Great sound card. Needs 4 pin which I knew about. Opted for this over recycling or finding another Xtreme Gamer. have it running 5.1 Jazz / Room... LFE set to 60 using Cambridge Soundworks "soundworks" speakers - 2 sets. This is a test set up and have upgraded CSW speakers to add later. Why did t...
Summary: I work in an audio car shop. I understand proper sound. I am very finiky with tinkering to get that sound i like. im very picky . I While its not enthusiast grade, i knew that buying it. It does sound great though, i just didnt have $300 for the enthusiast asus sound card.
Pros: I recently purchased this sound card. I buy everything ASUS if i can, as i really like their quality on their products. The sound improvement was awesome from onboard sound. I own an ASUS Z97-A motherboard. The sound from the motherboard was good. This sound card just simply is clearer, cleaner, ...
Cons: The only con i see is that there is no real Sound tinkering. You can change sound from gaming to music, ECT. I personally like trebble lower, and there are no options that i see for adjusting sound properly. Its generic. You get what you get.
Maybe the only purchase I've considered to maybe be my best purchase
B also C "Hey thanks", Amazon
30 July 2015
Summary: My heart leaps remembering this thing is inside my computer. I've been in a deep, deep "nothing is even anything" funk, but I was reminded about music when I installed this. I no longer have to question my fortitude of mine tweaking endlessly to get things to sound "good".
Summary: I really couldn't even tell the difference between the quality coming out of the left and my onboard stuff. They both were able to handle 5.1 24-bit 48k and the on board didn't have me jumping though a single hoop to just plug in and have my entire logitech speaker system working again.
Pros: Fantastic word of mouth? Heard its praises at many a review site.
Cons: It gave me no end of problems from beginning to end. It attaches with both a flimsy and problematic to connect molex to floppy peripheral connector and the one included gripped poorly and basically had me getting regular power notices when I tried to install. Replaced it with one from my power su...