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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.

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


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  • Matthew L.
  • 4/29/2015 4:53:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card, 5.1 Through Optical Works Too.

Pros: The sound quality boost from onboard is surprising, Audio is more rich, clear, and interference free. To those in here saying the Optical (SPDIF) Output can only do 2 channels, That is not true. It doesn't do simulated 5.1 but it does do true 5.1 if the media file has a 5.1 audio track.

I just opened a movie with a 5.1 DTS audio track in VLC, Set VLC to 5.1 Channel in settings and configured the sound card accordingly. Boom. True 5.1 DTS from the SPDIF. Once all settings are in order, it does True 5.1 quite well actually. Either way, Big upgrade over onboard and I now have true 5.1 surround sound from my receiver again.

Cons: No Cons I can think of, With the mail in rebate it's been worth every penny.

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  • Wesley T.
  • 4/23/2015 6:03:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Xonar DG

Pros: Headphone amp is great if sound isn't high enough
Higher bit rate than standard On-Board sound
Crisp, clear sound

Cons: No cons. Plugged in, played, played, and played.

Other Thoughts: I've had this card since 2012, and it was the best

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  • EVAN W.
  • 4/21/2015 12:21:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsSPDIF Out Not well advertised

Pros: Acceptable interface software

Cons: I purchased this card specifically because I needed Dolby Digital 5.1 output via digital optical (aka toslink or SPDIF). This card has that output and advertises support for 5.1, but what it doesn't say is that the only way to get 5.1 is through the analog outputs. This card does NOT support Dolby Digital 5.1 via SPDIF.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for choosing ASUS products.

We are sorry to hear that you were not informed or advised about the analog outputs of the unit.

The customer may also use the website to check the full specifications of the unit before purchasing the product. Please see the link below for your reference.

http://www.asus.com/ph/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Converters/Xonar_DG/specifications/

For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150483355 in the subject line for reference.

Best regards,

Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Eric B.
  • 3/24/2015 2:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuch Value woah wow great job

Pros: Headphone amp is great, sound quality is massive improvement for music over my x58 ud3r rev 1.6 on board audio. Not a huge improvement in games such as BF4 but for music it is night and day...

Cons: Was a little difficult to jam into my motherboard, but it worked

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  • John M.
  • 3/22/2015 3:11:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsA very poorly designed sound card

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: The sound card worked great for two days. After that, there was a huge amount of white noise emitted from the out line making the card unusable. I tried re-seating the card, re-installing drivers, and nothing worked.

Other Thoughts: It worked great for two days. If it stayed that way I'd write a positive review, but instead I bought a clunker. Buy at your own risk.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for using our product, and we appreciate your effort in posting this review. I understand that you have an output noise issue. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. I want to help you with this issue. I understand that you have tried re seating the card, can you please try changing slot. For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150376146 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/17/2015 1:35:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAsus Xonar 5.1

Pros: From my experience with this product, none.

Cons: DOA.

Other Thoughts: Asus' customer service seems to be virtually non-existent, and their rebate department is dismal. I had inadvertently submitted an incorrect address pertaining to the rebate, which was understandably declined. Asus gave me an opportunity to resubmit, which I did, following their guidelines to the letter. Did not receive any sort of communication from them and checked the status of my resubmission for myself, only to discover that it was again declined purportedly due to the exact same reason that it was declined before, though I had corrected my error. Apparently Asus needs the ten dollars more than do I...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matt,

Thank you for choosing our product and for your effort posting this review. I understand that you issue is with the rebate. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I just wabt to ask if you tried contacting our rebate department? Try to inform them what happened to your application. If in the future your going to have issue with any ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150364619 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Sonny F.
  • 3/5/2015 6:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood soundcard

Pros: very good sound quality, much better than onboard, good with UNi Xonar Drivers.

Cons: asus drivers

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  • marc d.
  • 2/27/2015 7:33:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsxonar dg 5.1

Pros: works good fast install good price.

Cons: none4now

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  • STEPHEN W.
  • 2/25/2015 11:40:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: None

Cons: Plugged card in. Attempted to install the CD drivers and kept getting the pop up box saying it needed additional power. This is after reseating the card, making sure the power is attached. ONLY after the 4th tried and finally gave up. RMA'ed it and will buy something else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate the effort that you put in posting this review. I understand that you have issue installing the software. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know that your disappointed with the unit. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. If you want to discuss this issue further and if you need help with the RMA please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150333660 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael V.
  • 2/3/2015 8:13:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value.

Pros: Makes good headphones sound even better.
Easy to install.
Lots of different options offer great flexibility.
Crazy cheap.

Cons: Can block some airflow to your video card if you've got a small motherboard or are running SLI/Crossfire. But that's something you would expect from any internal sound device.

Other Thoughts: This is an absolute must-have if you plan on using a headset for gaming or music.

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