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Asus Xonar DGX Reviews


A detailed Xonar DGX review


Pros: surprisingly powerful at high gain, dolby headphone dsp, optical output, low price

Cons: somewhat high output impedance, somewhat high noise floor, equalizer lacks fine control

I've learned a lot about this card over the course of using it for a while, so I figured I would write a review about it. Ok, some strange install issues off the bat - on windows 7 sp1, the initial install was finicky. The first time the driver setup was run, it wouldn't detect the card, but upon a restart, it could. I don't know if this was a microsoft issue or an asus one or possibly an issue specific to me. Another strange thing is that GX was on by default. GX helps with really old games, but it's not very useful nowadays.    Anyway other than that, I actually really liked the asus driver panel. It has a very simple layout. There is one option that is particularly...
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Great cheap soundcard with plenty of features


Pros: Dolby Headphone, Adjustable Impedance, Cheap, Optical Out

Cons: Fit in case is funky, jacks seem a bit cheap, EAX support not very good

Overall a great little card. Dolby headphone is amazing I preferred this card to my Sound Blaster Z, I sold that card when I needed a bit of money and bought this one to replace it for cheap and I actually liked the sound on this one more for gaming.  It has a decent amp built in but if you want to plug another in for using dolby headphone it does not have a standard line out option, so I recommend using the optical out to send to something like a FiiO D3 and then connecting your amp to avoid double amping.  It is great that dolby headphone is sent through the optical.  It does lack Dolby Digital Live so sadly you aren't going to be able to send out surround via optical,...
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Excellent Card - A MUST For ANY Gamer


Pros: Excellent sound quality; Most awesome positional sound through Dolby Headphone; Low-Price; Stable and Low-latency UNi drivers with accurate 7.1 sound

Cons: Difficult to make it fit into PCI-E slot while keeping it fully attached to case

First of all the other reviewers may have had issues with drivers for this card, but I had 0 problems. It was as easy to install as pressing "Install". It required nothing more and at the moment, UNi drivers are of the highest quality, offering Low-Latency installation and very accurate Dolby Headphone 7.1 profile, far more accurate than official ASUS drivers provide. Do not download or use official ASUS Xonar drivers - install UNi Xonar drivers ONLY.   The UNi Drivers Dolby Headphone Surround Sound 7.1 profile is truly a miracle for gamers. You can spot your enemies just by listening to their foot-steps or gun-fire, knowing instantly from which direction they are coming and how...
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A great package at a bargain price


Pros: Great sound quality, good microphone input quality, built-in headphone amplifier, compact size, surround sound simulation

Cons: High output impedance, drivers can be annoying

This card is really great if you're looking to power higher impedance cans at a bargain price. Another really great thing about this is that it's microphone input is vastly superior to that of most onboard solutions. The drivers work well most of the time, but sometimes mess around during installation. Also, like most dedicated sound cards, it has a high output impedance so it might not be well suited for low impedance headphones or IEMs. However, all in all, it's still a great card because it's so ******* cheap and gives you so much.

Love and Hate Situation


Pros: better than your on board soundcard , crisp clear sound better than creative codecs, 24 bit dac, TOSLINK optical outpu pass through, budget card

Cons: hard to install, drivers suck (get uni xonar drivers and they are still hard to install),

Ok I bought this card just for my Schiit Gungnir because my optical output on my motherboard broke off. So I went to microcenter and picked up this guy, the associate tried to sale me and crappy recon3d I knew this guy had no idea what he was talking about because creative cards are mostly codec based. So I went and bought the DGX and got home open the box, the pins were bent to ****. I tried to adjust them. I spent like 3 hrs trying to install the PCIe card and I almost gave up, until I saw this guy bend the ends where it screws in at, so I did that couple of times, I did not get the flushed result I want, but it was good enough. Then when I finally got it installed drivers took like 2...
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