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ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 24 bit 44.10 kHz Playback 24 bit 48 kHz Playback 24 bit 96 kHz Playback 24 bit 192 kHz Playback 24 bit 96 kHz Recording PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 24 bit 44.10 kHz Playback
  • 24 bit 48 kHz Playback
  • 24 bit 96 kHz Playback
  • 24 bit 192 kHz Playback
  • 24 bit 96 kHz Recording
  • PCI Interface
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Designed by the CES-award winning ASUS Xonar team, this latest member of the Xonar is equipped with design features found only on high-end audio equipment, fully catering to audiophiles seeking to enjoy high fidelity audio on their PCs across all forms of entertainment including music, movies and games.

  • newegg Immersive Gaming Audio Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar’s immersive GX2.5 audio engine. Enable latest EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software.
  • newegg 192k/24bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment Xonar DS’s 192kHz/24bit playback support let you enjoy all music files converted at highest quality without any sample rate downgrade.
  • newegg Bring the Hi-Fi Theater to Your desktop Consisting of DTS Neo: PC and DTS Interactive technologies, DTS Connect brings the world’s most welcomed Hi-Fi surround sound to your PC and turns it into a powerful multi-media center and game console.
  • newegg Customize Your Sound with Swappable OPamp Socket The design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. Swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound solderlessly and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
  • newegg Best Flexibility and Connectivity Intel HDA compatible front-panel header automatically switches output from back-panel to front once plugged in.

Learn more about the ASUS Xonar DS

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
Xonar DS

Audio core

Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
24 bit 44.10 kHz Playback
24 bit 48 kHz Playback
24 bit 96 kHz Playback
24 bit 192 kHz Playback
24 bit 96 kHz Recording
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
107 dB
100 dB

Ports

SPDIF Out
Up to 24 bit 192 kHz Shared with Back surround output jack
Other Ports
4 x Stereo Mini Jack Audio Line Out
1 x Stereo Mini Jack
1 x 4-pin 3.5mm Auxiliary Input

Spec

Interface
PCI

Features

Features
The leading innovator and provider of PC Hi-Fi audio solutions, today launched the ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 channel audio card. Designed by the CES-award winning ASUS Xonar team, this latest member of the Xonar is equipped with design features found only on high-end audio equipment, fully catering to audiophiles seeking to enjoy high fidelity audio on their PCs - across all forms of entertainment including music, movies and games.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited
Labor
Lifetime limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Kyle P.
  • 9/29/2014 10:54:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS Xonar DS

Pros: Better sound quality then my ASUS on board. PCI Slot was a plus for me. My MOBO only has one PCI Express 1x and it is occupied with a wifi card.

Cons: Drivers are often funny with initial set up (Win 8.1) but with a little google-fu and 20 min I was up and running.

The ASUS Xonar DS Audio Center is Terrible. It looks, feel, and has the controls similar to Winamp from 2001. So terrible. With the huge conglomerate that is ASUS they could not do better?

Other Thoughts: I never would have given this card a try if Newegg/Creative Labs had a PCI card that was not a decade old. So this seemed to be my best bet.

Newegg currently has two of these cards (Xonar DS) for sale. I purchased this one (Item #: N82E16829132017). The other one is (Item #: N82E16829132013). The card of the review was a few more bucks and shipping was more expensive. I was unable to tell a difference when buying but I only bought this one in hopes that some revision was done and this was a "updated" version.

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  • benny g.
  • 8/6/2013 7:13:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot windows 7 compatible

Pros: Hard to say, it never worked.

Cons: Newegg needs to give comprehensive info on os compatibility on all pci products. When I installed the software for this card, it made allot of my os functions freeze. I had to manually shut down all of the software so I could access windows control panel to uninstall. Supposedly windows 7 is backwards compatible for such issues but I guess not for this one. I downloaded the windows 7 drivers from asus.com but it doesn't fix this issue. I'm just going to have to get a card with newer tech.

Other Thoughts: For a 60 dollar product you would think that newegg or asus would give a little more info to help you with your purchasing choice. Kinda sucks that I was only able to find out that this card is incompatible with my new system well after the return date.

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  • Dorothy C.
  • 9/13/2012 6:31:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Installation was fast
Sound is clear

Cons: DON'T MESS AROUND WITH THE FX SETTINGS
My computer didn't recognize the driver, had to manually look for one online.

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  • Gary M.
  • 4/27/2012 7:32:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUsed to think it didn't make a difference

Pros: -sound quality
-price

Cons: You've gotta know how to manually install latest drivers before you can click the setup.exe from the Asus Website. I had to find the device in device manager and tell it where the driver folder was, install it, restart, then i could click the setup.exe from the Asus driver I downloaded. Had to restart again

Other Thoughts: I'veh had this card for over a year now. I used to run an older P35 board with a core 2 duo. I used the Klipsch Image S4's, and couldn't tell much difference between on-board Realtek audio and this card. I was a little dissapointed. But....

I upgraded to a Sandybridge and was using the on board audio. But my earbuds failed. I decided to buy some cans. I got the VModa Crossfade LP's. On max volume they didn't sound loud enough at all. Figured I'd need to get an amp. But first tried installing this card again.... It. Sounds. amazing. No joke, this card puts out WAY better sound than the on board did. Not only that, but somehow without an amp it can get 3x louder than the on board as well. I was beginning to think audio cards were a gimmick if you werent a music professional. But not anymore. This $50 card sounds ridiculously amazing. I HIGHLY recommend getting a card like this if you use cans and want the best bang for your buck. I highly recommend the Crossfades as well. FIVE EGGS!

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  • Paul G.
  • 1/14/2012 11:47:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Maximus IV Extreme-Z

Pros: Solid card that works well for my flac collection and my HD518.

Cons: I can't record at 192kHz?..

Other Thoughts: This is in regards to KJ riot's comment. The reason why this card doesn't fit on your Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z, is because that mobo does not have any PCI slots.

All those out there that are preparing to buy this card... Be warned.. PCI is not the same as PCI-Express . . .

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  • WILLIAM K.
  • 1/1/2012 11:30:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Qualified Thumbs Up

Pros: Lots of features - great value.

Cons: Software suffers severe suckage.

Other Thoughts: Picked it up based on forum reviews planning to replace my HiFi Link (USB) on the home theater PC. Did the full installation and it sounded simply horrible. Heavy breathing - and out of a tin can to boot. Tried all the available tweaks in the Xonar control panel without luck. Rather than just toss it, I did a full uninstall - with extreme prejudice by rolling back to a prior XP restore point. Once the restore was complete, XP found the new hardware again, and I inserted the CD as requested by the "found new hardware" routine. This gave me the basic driver ONLY. Fired up media center again, picked the same music, hit the go button, and ... wahoo! Works great! Not sure if it's a major improvement over the HiFi Link yet, but it does sound a lot tighter with the Xonar. Needless to say, I will NOT be installing the full software package that came with the card ever again.

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  • jessie t.
  • 12/22/2011 7:40:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: See other thoughts

Cons: Would not install, or fit into my motherboard no matter what slot i tried. I have the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z. Either not all asus products fit each other or im stupid.

Other Thoughts: No clue where to go from here. Dont believe I can get a refund since its opened, and whats the point of exchanging for a new one. Very Upset.

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