Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIe

  • Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIe
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Based on 10 scores, 20 reviews available
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    3
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    0
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Pros:

  • This card has a nice variety of popular I/O ports.
  • Low height design.
  • Full support with WDM and ASIO drivers.

Cons:

  • There is no front audio support.
  • Requires external 4pin power to operate.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakNews on -

For improved sound on a tight budget, the Xonar DS is an excellent choice. With 7.1 channel sound and DTS support, it's a big step up from most onboard audio solutions. It also features a swappable OP-amp socket which is usually only found on...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

As long as you have an extra power source you won’t be...

By Bit-tech.net on 90

Although the Xonar DX has been around for a while, it's held its place as one of the best sound cards for £50 or so. With excellent continued driver support and a decent price, this little PCI-E card sets the standard that the rest of the budget...

By Modders-Inc on 90

Let's jump right to the point of the big question that we all want to know. .. is it worth the cash you will spend on it? Well let's look at it this way; do you value high quality audio without static, buzzing, or hissing with clear sound at a...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Asus has only recently started making sound cards, but the low cost of this card will probably have Creative Labs worried. Asuss Xonar cards are aimed at gamers. The Xonar DX slots comfortably into any PCI-E slot and is powered by a four-pin...

By Atomic MPC on 80

Back when your father was into computers, ISA was all the rage. Slots in your motherboard as long as a country mile. They were the days. But now it’s 2008. We’ve grown up. ASUS decided to take the leap of faith and put its enthusiast...

By CDRinfo on -

Asus new soundcard will easily cover the needs of gamers for 7.1 high quality audio. Comparing the Asus Xonar DX with the previous D2, the most noticeable difference is its lower retail price. DXs retail package is also less complete than its...

By PlanetX64 on -

Asus has made it clear that they are in the sound business to stay. The Xonar DX was and is an impressive card. The move to PCI-e will help as more and more boards are moving away from the older PCI bus (not to mention putting PCI slots in unusable...

By Custom PC on 82

The slanging match between Asus and Creative over how close DS3D GX 2.0 really is to true EAX 5.0 is likely to continue, but we found it to be pretty effective during the Battlefield 2 test. One of our criticisms of the Xonar D2 was its less...

By HardwareZone.com on -

While sound buffs were still left tottering from ASUSTeks previous entry into the audio realm via their PCI-based Xonar D2X, ASUS has instead, with nary a pause for breath, gone ahead with the release of another 7.1 soundcard: the PCI-Express...

By About.com on 80

ASUS has put out a surprising strong audio card with the Xonar DX. The audio quality surpasses offerings from long standing companies such as Creative and even newcomers such as Auzentech. The DS3D GX is a real benefit for those who play PC video...

By Techgage on 80

From my testing, its clear to see that ASUS Xonar DX pushes the performance envelope for a value-oriented card, offering most but not all of the performance of the audiophile-quality Xonar D2 and D2X cards - call it Xonar Lite, if you will. ASUS...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

The Asus Xonar DX isnt the perfect product a spec sheet would lead you to think – its software interface might be appalling and weve had to wait for a proper EAX driver to fix popular games like and , but at least it installed without issue on...

By HotHardware on -

Performance Analysis: Overall, the ASUS Xonar DXs performance was very good, often rivaling that of the premium class Xonar D2 Ultra. The vital statistics reported in RightMark Audio Analyzer 6 show the Xonar DX to offer significant improvements...

By Overclock3D on 90

Impressive, a single word that sums up the Asus Xonar DX very nicely. I was very happy with the look and presentation of the card and despite its small demeanour it has certainly proven that it can punch well above its weight. Asus in their wisdom...

By Hardware Canucks on -

At this price point the Xonar 7.1 DX offers the user exceptional sound quality and a rich feature set which is both needed and expected from modern soundcards. The full line of Dolby home theater technologies further enhances the DXs sound processing...

By The Tech Report on -

Asus put the Xonar on a diet for this latest DX version, dropping plenty of weight to squeeze it onto a low-profile card that retails for half the price of the more expensive D2X model. Some of the original Xonars flashier features didnt survive,...

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

Standaard scoort de geluidskaart qua gameprestaties niet hoger dan gemiddeld, maar wanneer GX 2.5 is ingeschakeld kun je bij vlagen drie tot vijf frames per seconde winst zien in het OpenAL spel Dirt...

International Review By Hardware Upgrade on -

E' passato quasi un anno da quando il colosso taiwanese Asustek ha fatto il proprio ingresso, e in modo quasi trionfale, nel variegato panorama delle soluzioni audio dedicate. Fu infatti nel corso dell'edizione 2007 del Computex di Taipei (dopo...

International Review By Pc Tuner on -

Un anno fa il giudizio che avevamo espresso sulla Xonar D2 era quello di un buon esordio, viziato da alcuni limiti dovuti a scelte tecniche non sempre felicissime. Ci eravamo anche detti convinti che Asus, essendo il colosso che è, non avrebbe...