We’ve also thrown in our favorite mid-range sound card, the Xonar DX, and a motherboard with Realtek’s latest audio codec. Save on Sound Cards Internal Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. How do the two compare, and more importantly, how good do they sound? Sadly it sits in a box on a shelf. Multimedia Previous page Next page.

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Moving considerably slower than the speed of sound Before we dig into the Xonars, it’s worth taking a moment to expand on why sound cards tend to last so long. Games used to drive the demand for hardware-accelerated audio, but that feature has all but disappeared from recent titles.

Asus uses a different mix of complementary digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion silicon on each card. They’re amazingly inexpensive considering the expected lifespan.

A Texas instrument DRV asuw amp can be seen here just to the left of the cluster of capacitors at the top. So how did it sound? For years, we’ve trumpeted the benefits of discrete sound cards.


We’ve also thrown in our favorite mid-range sound card, the Xonar DX, and a motherboard with Realtek’s latest audio codec. The built-in Headphone AMP powers up every sound nuance in gaming.

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Last one Free shipping. At this price, it is a rather small investment for better quality audio. Creative’s EAX positional audio scheme died years ago. All Editorial Guest Article Tutorial.

Asus’ budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed – The Tech Report – Page 1

Each card has a unique character. Sadly it sits in a box on a shelf. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. A lot more support that creative has every had.

The Xonar DGX 5. Good sound cards tend to last through multiple upgrade cycles, too. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

PCI Express 5.1-channel gaming audio card

The black PCB is of course, a bonus. The fact is today’s multi-core processors have an abundance of horsepower.

This should be interesting. Those older models have PCI interfaces, like an awful lot of other sound cards, and PCI slots xonarr quickly disappearing from modern motherboards. These days, developers typically handle positional audio processing in software. Trending Price New.


The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Having the audio placed away from the main circuitry eliminates that problem and of course a better sound quality now that the Xonar DGX have taken over the sound processing. Retailing at RM in the Malaysian market, lets unbox!

You may also like. Show less Show more. I am happy with most anything ASUS and i have many of their products. Asus branding is at the top while the make and model along with some highlights are down below. Steam names asux best-selling games of Show More Show Less. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Customize The Tech Report