Summary: Good product. Friendly install and download driver for windows7. Built-in Headphone AMP to power up every sound detail in gaming 3 headphone AMP gain modes for different usage scenarios - VOIP, pro-gaming, exciter Dolby® Headphone technology for an immersive 5.1 surround experience
Don't get me wrong creative puts out a good product I just didn't know how much better my ...
13 September 2014
Summary: I bought this soundcard after reading an article about them in Stereophile magazine. Beats any creative soundblaster card out there IMHO. Don't get me wrong creative puts out a good product I just didn't know how much better my sound could be. I've played music in social media hubs and have been told over and over again I have excellent sound. All in all it's one of the better investments I've made in soundcards. If you pick one up you won't be disappointed.
Rivals $1000 stand-alones, and can still be modded to sound even better!
mm cookies, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I originally planned on buying a Creative Soundblaster card for gaming and music as I have known CMSS-3D to be a joy in gaming, but after a great deal of research I was swayed by not only the high quality chips used or even the countless testimonials from audio gurus, but also by the fact that this sound card is very mod-friendly - also Creative has ditched hardware-accelerated processing for SBX!
Summary: My main application for a sound card is the high fidelity transfer of music from analog sources into PC files and subsequent playback. The performance features that matter most to me are purity of sound, ease of use, and cost. My bottom line is this: if Amazon allowed half stars, I'd give this product 4.5 stars. I would recommend the ASUS Essence ST to anyone with criteria similar to mine.
Summary: I'm an audiophile. I love the quality that this card can produce at. Gaming with the right surround sound speakers or headphones can prove to be a magical gaming experience. Definitely considering the expansion card that goes with this. This part has really brought my gaming/music creating rig together perfectly.
Summary: ,) The quick start guide stresses how important is it to provide a power supply connection but I cannot find how to do this. ? Where is it connected to and what with ? The handbook does not offer any help either You can see a row of pin connectors at the rear of the card - can you buy a socket. 2.) It looks like a very serious peice of kit sitting on my desk - but I dare nott install it until iget the requisite information.
Summary: Been using HT Claro+ for 3 years, it is a great card. Tried other Asus audio cards in the past, they weren't as good and fresh sounding as the HT. Saw this come through the pipeline, and went for it. After 50 hours of breakin, this thing is unreal, IMHO a highly noticeable upgrade to the HT. I use with JRiver and WASAPI driver, and its fantastic, no hiccups so far.
Summary: I bought the ASUS Xonar Essence ST audio card to replace a faulty ASUS Xonar D2 card. It seems, after a mere eight months, that this card is faulty, too. It was working fine just last week. Then, when I booted up today, the card was no longer recognized by my computer. This is the same thing I experienced with the first ASUS card.