“ Note: I'm from Sweden so if the wording or sentence structure is a bit off, I blame the Swedish educational system!! Introduction The ASUS Xonar Essence STX is a two channel soundcard with a built in amplifier and it is a great entry into hi-fi and head-fi, it has a good set of features and handles most games very well, at least with the newer drivers. The card has a good DAC-chip...” --Mr_Owlow
“ I owned the HT Omega Claro Halo card a week before this, mostly for the headphone amp. I RMA'd it for this one and WOW am I glad I did. Even though they use the same hardware, the headphone amp on this one is at least twice as loud. It powers my cans almost as loud as I would want them too, it does a amazing job. This is a extremely good choice for headphones and replaces the need for more...” --RushNerd
“ This is a decent card for the price. This card comes with good but not great components. If you want better you will have to dish out more $$ but for the $67 I spent for this I think the quality is more than adequate. This was a breadth of fresh air coming from the Creative camp which has been problematic ever since direct sound was dropped from Windows. This is not to say that the D1 had its...” --maxpain12
“A few years ago I was a big fan of the Shuttle Barebone SFF PCs for LAN party gaming. I also was a big fan of surround audio for gaming. I had a soundblaster that days. But the graphics cards grew bigger and bigger and suddenly there was no space left for an internal soundcard and the onboard sound that Shuttle provided was kinda meh.... it was then when Asus decided to enter the game of PC...” --pietcux
“ 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...” --mojorific
“ Asus Xonar is the sound which i bought recently i was using an on board 889 realtek audio chip perviously. As per the review that are given by OCC and other reviewing sites i dnt find that sort of a difference basically it depends on what genre r u listening more over from song to song that i ll cover in...” --skywalker111988
Asus Xonar DG PCI 5.1 Channel Sound Card
ASUS Xonar team launched Xonar DSX, the highly-anticipated PCI-E version of the award-winning Xonar DS 7.1 sound card, featuring GX2.5 for immersive 3D audio effects, DTS: Connect that brings theatre to your desktop and swappable op-amp sockets for greater audio personalization . The PCI-E edition supports easier system upgrades and allows audio lovers to enjoy the Xonar experience with great...