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Asus Xonar Essence STX
9.2 out of 10

Asus Xonar Essence STX

Industry-leading 124dB SNR - Built-in headphone amp drives eve Read more

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Overall 10
10

Professional sound for a great price!

Alek, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I bought the product to upgrade my Dell PC XPS 8700. I am more that sure that the ASUS sound card is great but I cannot upgrade it because Dell gave me wrong information when I purchased the item.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Great Price, Quality Output, Reliable Performance
  • Cons: No Xlr Connectors
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Overall 10
10

very clean sound, very easy install

zzfaugc2012, Amazon
18 March 2015
  • Summary: Amazing card so far. I'm hearing more in my music from my computer than I have before. So far I haven't done any gaming with it yet, but I will. After trying the sound blaster zxr, ht omega eClaro and sound blaster z, I finally found something that matches my needs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound card

Sess130, Amazon
9 March 2015
  • Summary: Great sound card! Makes my Sennheisers glow with a godly aura. Seriously though, its a great card and has many features. EMI shielding so that you can put it right next to your GPU without interference, plenty of outputs for multiple sound devices, and so many esoteric bells and whistles I will...
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding sound; really weird install

Joseph Pulitzer, Amazon
21 February 2015
  • Summary: With the exceptions of 1) the STX II, or 2) access to a time machine, this is without a doubt the best soundcard you can buy. ...That is, if you set it up properly. First of all, the card is powered by an external 4-pin Molnex.
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Overall 8
8.0

Product is top notch but driver/software install process really needs to be documented somewhere

Eric, Amazon
19 December 2014
  • Summary: The card works well, once you get it going :) I did not find it overly easy to install, even though I am in the computer industry. Most of the install issues revolve around getting the most up to date drivers from the web, uncompressing and installing.
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Overall 10
10

Full size headphones? This is the one.

Geo, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I replaced a dying sound card with this one. Exceptional build quality throughout, especially at the connectors. Software installation took two tries on Windows 7 but finally worked. Super clean sound, no noise at all. The 1/4" headphone jack can drive whatever you wear to full range.
  • Pros: Quality Output
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Overall 10
10

A sound that changed my life

Jerry V. George "labstank", Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I've had this card for 21 months when I write this and I'm shocked reading the 1 star reviews. This card has phenomenal sound and pairs wonderfully with my ASUS Rampage IV motherboard. I've recorded beautifully with this product too.
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Overall 10
10

Great Sound Card

Sad124, B&H Photo
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a great sound card. The only negative issue is the driver software is for Windows XP and Vista. Need to go online to get Windows 7 or higher. Once I got it running, it's great!
  • Pros: Easy To Install
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Sound Upgrade with Linux Support

music is life, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: This card works out of the box with Arch Linux and probably any moder distro. The sound is definitely an upgrade over onboard audio even if your motherboard claims 108db SNR like my does.
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Overall 2
2.0

Click, Pop, Buzz... do NOT buy this card if you are going to record with it.

Joe Bag O' Donuts, Amazon
3 April 2014
  • Summary: This card is advertised and touted all over the internet for its reproduction quality, its performance, and its quiet operation. My experience was far from any of these. I received the card in good condition, in retail packaging.
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