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This card has a nice variety of popular I/O ports.
Low height design.
Full support with WDM and ASIO drivers.
Included Asus PMP encodes blazing fast WMA/MP3 files.
Dolby certified sound card.
Supports EAX extensions for games.
Windows control panel looks stable and complete.
Excellent Sound Quality.
Dolby Digital Live Support For Home Theater Setups.
DS3D GX 2.0 Does Good Job Simulating EAX in Vista.
Front Panel Audio Connector.
Superb clarity and fidelity.
Great performance for music and movies.
Low-profile design provides flexibility.
There is no front audio support.
Requires external 4pin power to operate.
Retail package doesn't include any cable.
Doesn't Support DTS Surround Formats
Hit-or-miss gaming performance.
Requires external power supply.
By TweakNews on June 28, 2010
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 June 01, 2010
As long as you have an extra power source you won’t be...
By Bit-tech.net on April 08, 2010
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 April 08, 2010
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 August 01, 2008
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 July 14, 2008
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 June 23, 2008
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 June 23, 2008
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 June 17, 2008
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 June 04, 2008
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...
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