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Item#: N82E16829132020

ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

  • PCI v2.2, 5.1 Channels
  • Dolby Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging
  • GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects
  • 3 gain modes for different usage scenarios
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The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround sound with ASUS’ own GX2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headset amplifier. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DG an ideal sound card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their game environments.

ASUS designed GX2.5 to simulate EAX game effects and makes them available on Windows Vista/7 PCs. GX2.5 will automatically emulate the latest EAX technologies without additional software.

  • newegg High Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) A high SNR rating means less unwanted noise. Therefore the audio is cleaner which translates to better sound quality. The Xonar DG achieves a 105 dB SNR rating for clear audio in games, movies, and music.
  • newegg Dolby Headphone Dolby Headphone enables up to 7.1 channel surround sound from any set of headphones for an immersive experience.
  • newegg Headphone AMP The built-in headphone amp supports all gaming headsets up to 150 ohms of impedance and provides greater sound clarity.
  • newegg GX2.5 GX2.5 automatically emulates the latest EAX technology – up to EAX5.0, to offer advanced environmental audio effects. While enhancing the feeling of actually being in the game, GX2.5 also improves on directional audio information.
  • newegg Low profile The Xonar DG is bundled with a low profile bracket for compatibility with HTPC cases.

Learn more about the ASUS Xonar DG


Xonar DG

Audio core

Audio Chipset
C-Media CMI8786
Sample Rate
Digital Audio


Line In
1 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
Line Out
3 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Front out/Side out/Center-Subwoofer out)
1 x S/PDIF out (1 x Optical (Toslink))
1 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
CD/Aux In
1 x Aux-in (4-pin header)
Other Ports
1 x Front-Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF Header




Built-in Headphone AMP

Powers up every sound detail in gaming

3 gain modes for different usage scenarios

Dolby Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging

GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects

Physical Spec

6.71" x 2.54" ( L x W )


Package Contents
Xonar DG
Low -profile Bracket x 1
Driver CD x 1
Quick Start Guide x 1

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Mark J.
  • 3/3/2013 2:09:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Good for Win 7

Pros: none what so ever

Cons: Win 7 64 bit drivers lock up pc. Tried the driver on the cd and the ones downloaded from Asus support web site, both lock up operating system.

Other Thoughts: It might work with other OS's, but not with Win 7 64 bit.....

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  • David S.
  • 1/14/2012 11:16:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate from my earlier review.

Pros: Great card, for an amazing price. see other thoughts. The difference between HD onboard audio on a motherboard, and this card is extremely obvious, every aspect of sound is improved with this card over onboard.

Cons: If a program with sound crashes, you will hear the last noise infinitely until restart.

Other Thoughts: In an earlier review I rated this card lower, turns out all my audio switching problems were from my Motherboard, I recently rebuilt, except for this card and HDD's, now I don't have a single problem with this card, and I absolutely love it , and the super low price tag is just the cherry on top.

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  • David S.
  • 1/1/2012 2:15:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for.

Pros: Cheap card that is great for the price you pay.

Cons: Kept having a problem where if I tried to switch my headset, randomly it would bug out and switch between speakers and headset rapidly, see below. Should a program with sound crash while you are using this sound card you will hear the last noise before the crash infinitely until you restart your computer.

Other Thoughts: This rapid switching problem would also happen randomly when I would plug in my mic, and would sometime be so bad that no audio would work until I restarted. I know computers really well, but this was my first time dealing with a sound card. Long story short, I bought a motherboard with onboard HD audio and I could not be happier with this sound card out of my system.

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