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ASUS Xonar Phoebus ROG Gaming Soundcard Set Sound Cards Reviews

wem97

Great, but I can't bring myself to give it a 5'er

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Pros: Deep System Audio processing is Modifieable, Easy to Install Software modifications

Cons: Too much of its heart is set on Gaming

While I am an avid gamer and would provide a full 5 star to this sound card if it were purely advertised and functioned for gaming, it dosent quite deliver in the music department right out of the box. I am thinking of the consumer here. It took me a good week of deep tweaking and numerous mods I finally got it to the point of near perfection, in my eyes. Then again everyone is different and the next guy may love this to death for music. I personally am a heavy EDM listener. This of which means I am a fan of my wide and powerful lows, as well as crispy (not sharp) highs (and sometimes a nice tight bass doesn't hurt).   Bottom line is, if your the average consumer and a gamer,...
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mojorific

Gaming Soundcard or Audiophile card?

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Pros: Excellent sound quality, and many sound setting options

Cons: Driver updates are few and far between, headphone gain settings are reset on reboot

I have had this sound card for a couple months now, and have found that the quality of sound is very good for the price.     Labelled as a 'Gaming' soundcard, this unit also boasts 118db Clarity SNR, EMI shielding, 3 headphone gain settings (up to 600ohm), Dolby Home Theater V4,, and an analog sample rate of up to 192KHz @ 24bit.  The card can also be hooked up to 7.1 PC audio via 5x3.5mm, and has S/PDIF or Toslink output.   For the audiophile, you will appreciate the higher gain settings that allow you to drive pretty much any headphone you can throw at it, and the higher sample rate options.  Noise levels are very low, and I appreciate the Dolby...
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