Asus Xonar DS 7.1 PCI


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By on 80

Although it's not as feature-packed as the other two cards in this mini-roundup, the Xonar DS is a brilliant budget choice. If you want to use S/PDIF to output audio to a set of surround sound speakers, the Asus Xonar DX is a better option as it...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

Some may find that the use of PCI rather than PCIe or the removal of Dolby Digital processing from the AV200 chip is a disappointment but at the price level Asus have targeted with this product it is hard to...

By TechRadar on 90

We get it now. Asus has proved its point. A few months back, we sat dribbling and agog as we reviewed its Essense STX sound card, and marvelled with flopping tongue at its hitherto unrivalled recording crispness and overall outward brilliance. This...

By Pureoverclock on

As we saw both in the objective RightMark and subjective listening tests, the ASUS Xonar DS is an impressive entry-level sound card. It packs an extensive feature set that's often found in cards that cost several times more, but doesn't sacrfice...

By Vortez on

The overall experience with the sound card was a pleasant one. At its price point, it's clearly an entry level sound card, with its bigger brothers targeting the enthusiasts and audiophiles. However, that's not to say that the Xonar DS is bad...

By Elite Bastards on

While we've thoroughly enjoyed using and testing previous Xonar offerings here at Elite Bastards, and indeed Auzentech's fabulous discrete audio offerings to boot, we've often found ourselves swallowing hard at the price tags sported by...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Ein Blick auf das Preisschild deklariert die ASUS Xonar DS als waschechte Einsteiger-Soundkarte. Geht man allerdings ein wenig in die Tiefe, ändert sich dieses Empfinden. Zwar kommt die Karte nicht mit einem dedizierten Stromanschluss oder einem...