Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim PCIe

  • Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim PCIe
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Based on 5 scores, 9 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
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  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Delivers HD audio from a home theater PC without down sampling.
  • Low-profile design.
  • Small form factor size will fit in just any type of chassis.

Cons:

  • There's no PCI Express version.
  • Compatible only with ArcSoft's TotalMedia Theatre.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCPer on

I can honestly say that I have enjoyed my time with this card. It does (for the most part) exactly what it is supposed to do. It is able to bitstream HD audio from Blu-rays without issue. It is also a fully functional sound card for any other...

By Maximum PC on 80

A very necessary evil There’s no good reason for the existence of Asus’s Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim soundcard, and yet it’s a godsend for those of us who want to hear the high-definition soundtracks on so many of the Hollywood movies released...

By Bjorn3D on 80

The ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim might not be a card that fits everyone. If you only going to use it on a TV with stereospeakers or headphones you probably will be satisfied with on-board audio. The price tag of around 150$ will also see to that. However...

By Overclock3D on 83

The Asus HDAV 1.3 Slim has been an eagerly awaited sound card in the world of Audio-visual enthusiasts. Having one sound card that can process your HD Audio and your HD video and output over one HDMI connection is a true step forward for PC sound...

By Bigbruin on

Over the course of this review, my opinion of this card has gradually improved alongside the software and drivers. Initially I wasn't very impressed, but could see the potential. With each updated version of the drivers and player I've become...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

This compact incarnation of Asus home theatre sound card retains its most important selling point: the ability to output perfect, unadulterated HD audio, just as its recorded on the disc. Youll only be able to harness this clean...

By Bright Side of News on

Given the subjective matter of products which cannot be precisely measured, we decided to split the conclusion in the three parts.What They did wrong;The HDAV 1.3 Slim would probably work better in a PCIe x1 format. I also feel that this version of...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: With no analogue outputs, this PCI sound card is designed for just one thing - sending high-definition audio to an AV receiver. Asuss Xonar HDAV series is the only range of sound cards capable of sending digital HD audio from your PC to...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Er bestaan videokaarten op de markt die deze standaarden ook ondersteunen, maar deze geluidskaart is een goede oplossing als je grafische kaart nog niet aan vervanging toe is. Qua game prestaties doet dit model niet onder voor de uitgebreidere HDAV 1.3...