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1 July 2013
Summary: HARDWARE was assembled with components of excellent quality asus not saved absolutely nothing now as the software that came with the hardware is very poor horrible. Overall worth buying, has an excellent definition audio worth buying.
Summary: The card sounds wonderful, and it's a nice addition to my rig. However, driver support is atrocious! I had to do a lot of digging on the internet but found a very nice 3rd party driver that works very well. You can find it here: http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/ I'm using the C-Media audio panel installation and it works well. It works great for stereo and spdi/f is good but I think I should have purchased the Xonar ST instead.
Summary: This is definitely a good buy, but I have been getting strange problems with my BIOS not detecting it properly. Also, it seems to be making weird clicking noises when I switch from headphone to speakers. I never heard that noise before on sound cards, but it doesn't freak out or anything. It could just be switching outputs. The sound is amazing to some extent, but actually, I cannot tell too well compared to my ASUS p77 deluxe integrated sound card.
For Audiophiles on A Budget - You can get no better!
Sundevildaddy "Sundevildaddy", Amazon
25 August 2012
Summary: As the title suggests, this Card is Perfect for Audiophiles on a Budget! I, hesitantly, purchased this card over the Creative audiophile card based on the reviews and capabilities, also, I wanted to ensure compatibility with my Asus MoBo... Glad I did. I am an Online Radio Station Owner, and I was looking to enhance the audio quality of our Broadcast, without breaking the bank on replacing our Older, yet still Reliable, Mixers and Pre's..
Summary: I didn't like the onboard sound quality and so I decided to buy this. I also bought AKG550 with that, while it is much better compared to the the onboard sound. It did not meet my expectation, mostly because this product has such a high rating. Overall, this is totally worth buying.
Summary: I purchased and installed this add-on card approx 2 weeks ago. As of late, it is working exactly as intended and I have not had any problems. The user interface is lacking, but the sound quality is excellent. I am not a serious audiophile, however, I also don't like buying junk. I am replacing with this unit the original on-board junk included on an ASUS mainboard. The onboard Realtek non-sense lasted all of 6 months before it died. Back to the product at hand....
Summary: I bought this card along with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card with THX SB1270 for my new PC. I read so many good reviews about the soundcard. However, after tried so many different musics (CD quality), I found it can only provide slightly better music playback with a mid-level destop speaker system (Logitech Z906, 500W+).
Summary: Before getting this sound card I was using the on board sound, which wasn't too bad coming out of my M-Audio DSM3s. I also use a FIIO E7+E9 combo for my headphones. The E7 was the DAC and the E9 was the amp. I was listening to mostly FLAC files using Foobar2000 with WASAPI driver. I got the ASUS STX for the 24bit/192kHz DAC and the built-in headphone amp.