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".
The setup took longer than I feel like it should have
Justin Carroll, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: This card has been very difficult to deal with. I bought it for my Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset. The setup took longer than I feel like it should have. The ports don't come color coded, so if you aren't familiar with what color is what output, you'll have to look online.
Crazy Willy's Funhouse of Sound; not much good for anything else.
Corvus + Snow, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: This card was a tremendous disappointment. After a Turtle Beach surround headset broke, I got some Astro A50's and picked one of these up to replace my onboard Realtek audio. I wanted it for the codecs, and so I could plug in an external surround speaker set later (at the time I was in an apartment)...
ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR-DX After great effort, I am happy, but be aware...
bobguitar53 "bobguitar53", Amazon
20 June 2014
Summary: I purchased this card used. I didn't get to open the package and install it for several weeks, so when I finally did, I was disappointed. The card was packed in an anti-static bag (a good thing) but was not protected from damage in shipping by any bubble wrap or anything else.
Summary: I've always used Creative products in the past for my PC sound card needs, but after doing some research I decided to give the XONAR series a try, with the DX card being the best bang for buck. I was not disappointed.
Summary: At some point, the onboard sound just make music drag and not enjoyable. This card makes no drag, but produces silk smooth sound. However, the driver on disk crashed my computer at installation. The downloaded version from Asus website installed smoothly.
Summary: I have built two identical gaming systems for my wife and myself. I purchased this card because I wanted to use PCI-E slots on the motherboards (a card in the PCI slot partially blocks the power supply ventilation intake in my Antec 900 cases).
Excerpt: I installed the Xonar DX sound card on a Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard to replace the onboard 7.1 sound. I am using a Klipsch Pro media 5.1 sound system and it had never sounded the way I thought it should. With this sound card installed the difference is amazing.
Excerpt: No, It's not a Xonar STX! but I really like this sound card! I listen to music, Play video games and watch ripped blue ray movies (legitimately of course) Improves the sound quality in general.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Audio Quality