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Asus Xonar HDAV1.3
7.6 out of 10

Asus Xonar HDAV1.3

Full-HD Audio/Video digital output- HDMI v1.3a compliance- Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus Xonar HDAV1.3

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Overall 2
2.0

Not bad, but not the best

Prashanth K., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Tried ATI 5XXX series too. I would wait for atleast 6-12 months for ATI to get good drivers which won't crash the system, cause horizontal line on TV display, won't send bad sound among several other problems.
  • Pros: Good solution if you don't want to use ATI 5XXX series(drivers are really bad) and yet get the bit streaming(including HD audio)/multi-channel sound to your receiver along with the HD video.
  • Cons: Have to manually switch the number of speakers in ASUS HDAV software each time you put the new movie with different number of speakers. If you don't, then you will see either two channel sound or audio channels swapped etc. I do not mind the HDMI wire loop on the back but I was atleast hoping tha...
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Overall 2
2.0

Vista support is nonexistant

Diane K., Newegg
11 January 2010
  • Summary: I took a second chance on Asus with this card and they have failed me again. I will never buy another Asus product.
  • Pros: I can't really say any Pros because I never got the card to work.
  • Cons: 1. The latest driver (1777) causes Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to BSOD constantly. 2. The next latest driver (1775) installs the driver just fine, but fails on the firmware update every single time. 3. Asus support is horrid - The first time I called someone answered and said I would get a call ba...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't bother

Jesse K., Newegg
24 June 2009
  • Summary: This card would have been good if it worked as advertised, but it does not. Asus needs to try again. Until then I will stick with my coax audio out from the motherboard, it can do 7.1 without any fuss. Sounds better too.
  • Pros: Pci-e 1x can work in any Pci-e slot
  • Cons: This card plain and simply does not work as advertised. I hooked it up, and found that it needs a three wire solution to work. I had to output from my video card DVI (Geforce 260) to the HDMI input on the sound, then port from the HDMI out of the Asus, to my receiver (Yamaha 7.1) then from the Ya...
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy!

Deaa G., Newegg
2 January 2009
  • Summary: If I could give this card negative eggs, I really would. It's a shame really, I usually dont listen to hype. But I have been using Asus motherboards for over 8 years now, and silly me.. I kind of thought I should expect the same quality from their other products...
  • Pros: If you believe they hype, it's a great card. But in reality, it is probably the most highly-overrated sound card I have ever had the unfortunate luck of dealing with.
  • Cons: Too many to list. Just head over to the Asus support ( or lack thereof) forums and read up on this. To start with, it doesn't bitstream. You basically need to tell it how to process audio signals by manually adjusting the settings. If you are looking for a card that will work well with your home ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Hope I can help save someone the trouble

Brian B., Newegg
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Read the ASUS Forum posts about this card BEFORE you try it. I should have - it would have saved the trouble of sending the card back. This product is bad enough that NewEgg should not be selling them.
  • Pros: Looks nice. Specs are great. Sound is great when it's in use.
  • Cons: Software brought my computer to it's knees. Setup options for speakers is greatly lacking (you can choose 4, 6 or 8. NOTHING more). Buggy in it's operation.
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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE

Jerry N., Newegg
27 November 2008
  • Summary: Well it's better to say something is not working than have people engage in hopeless pursuits of "happiness"... ASUS has not improved at all. They will put shiny, cheap LED lights on cards oir mobos and call them masterpiece... Lol... NEVER AGAIN
  • Pros: Stereo sound quality OK.
  • Cons: The hardware is USELESS without proper software. After 2 years drivers for Xonar D2X are still in beta stage and still do not work!!! The drivers for this card are as bad as other xonars - non working but also not-supported features.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not ready for purchase

Anonymous, Newegg
26 November 2008
  • Summary: Do not buy. Asus released this prematurely. It was money wasted and I had to return it.
  • Pros: None really. In theory it should have some but they don't work as promised
  • Cons: Drivers buggy, TotalMedia Software buggy and caused crashes. Unable to do bitstreaming of HD audio formats. Requires lots of fiddling when changing sounds modes. Asus support isn't being supportive in helping or acknowledging problems. If you have Vista forget about this card. XP is only slightly...
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Overall 2
2.0

Unsatisfied

Anonymous, Newegg
25 November 2008
  • Summary: If they simplified the software changes necessary to hear different audio formats and supported other players, this would be a good solution. Unfortunately, for right now, it's not ready for prime-time yet...
  • Pros: Nothing really stands out...
  • Cons: Purchased Sound card for home theater PC to hear DTS HD and Dolby True HD. What is not advertised is, the necessary software does "NOT YET" support these current formats. (As of 25-Nov-08). First, ASUS support web site promises an update of their proprietary player software "soon." BTW, you MUST ...
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Overall 2
2.0

I BOUGHT THIS CARD FOR MY CINEMA SYSTEM FOR GOOD SOUND. THE INSTALLATION

MIKESFITNESS1, Amazon
11 July 2009
  • Summary: DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 7 AT ALL!!! I BOUGHT THIS CARD FOR MY CINEMA SYSTEM FOR GOOD SOUND. THE INSTALLATION, LEAVING THIS TO THE LAST ITEM ON MY PC TO INSTALL, WENT SEEMINGLY WELL - THE DRIVER FROM THE CD LOADED EASILY WITH NO PROBLEMS.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

bswat, Yandex
23 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Три года пытал асус, просто послали. В итоге вытащил и выкинул.
  • Pros: Играет хорошо вроде.
  • Cons: Не работает звук по HDMI. Разные ресиверы. Разные видеокарты. Нет хочет работать и все.
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