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ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card

  • PCI Express x1, 5.1 Channels
  • Dolby Headphone technology
  • ASUS exclusive GX2.5 gaming audio engine
  • 3 headphone Amp gain modes for different usage scenarios
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Optimized for immersive gaming action through precision audio. The Xonar DGX audio card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with the ASUS-exclusive GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headphone amplifier. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DGX 5.1 an ideal audio card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their play environments.

  • newegg 3 headphone Amp gain modes for different usage scenarios The Xonar DGX uses three modes to cater to different usage scenarios: voice, pro-gaming, and exciter modes. Sound positioning helps gamers become better informed of environments and thus more competitive, especially in multiplayer first person shooters.
  • newegg Dolby Headphone technology for an immersive 5.1-channel surround experience The Xonar DGX 5.1 uses Dolby Headphone technology to level up your stereo headphones to surround sound brilliance.
  • newegg GX 2.5 for realistic 3D gaming audio effects The exclusive ASUS GX 2.5 gaming audio engine on the Xonar DGX 5.1 allows up to 128 different sound effects simultaneously for a realistic 3D audio environment. It also offers full compatibility with the latest version of EAX.
  • newegg Automatic jack-sensing front-panel output The Intel HDA-compatible front-panel header automatically switches output between the back and the front of the case once speakers/headphones are plugged in. Never again will you be bothered by the need to change connection settings manually!

Learn more about the ASUS Xonar DGX

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
Xonar DGX

Audio core

Audio Chipset
C-Media CMI8786
Channels
5.1
Sample Rate
96KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
Up to 105dB

Ports

Line In
1 x 3.5mm RCA jack
Line Out
3 x 3.5mm RCA jack
SPDIF Out
1 x Digital S/PDIF Output
CD/Aux In
1 x 4-pin header on the card
Other Ports
1 x Front-Panel Header

Spec

Interface
PCI Express x1

Features

Features
Built-in Headphone AMP to power up every sound detail in gaming

3 headphone AMP gain modes for different usage scenarios - VOIP, pro-gaming, exciter

Dolby Headphone technology for an immersive 5.1 surround experience

ASUS exclusive GX2.5 gaming audio engine for realistic 3D audio effects

Smart Volume Normalizer

Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter

Magic Voice

Karaoke Functions

FlexBass

10 -band Equalizer

27 Environment Effects

GX2.5 Gaming Audio Engine

VocalFX

Physical Spec

Dimensions
6.71" x 2.54" (L x W)
Weight
0.75

Packaging

Package Contents
Xonar DGX Audio Card
Low -profile Bracket x 1
Driver CD x 1
Quick Start Guide x 1

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Arthur S.
  • 3/5/2015 9:12:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sterling sound. The accompanying app to configure the sound is very impressive; lots of configuration options and soundscapes to choose from.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I had been using the mobo's onboard audio but some of the games caused weird motor-sounding audio artifacts. I ultimately determined the frequency of the artifact was tied to the graphics FPS delivery.; somehow the (hi-end) graphics card was introducing interference. The sound card eliminated that annoying artifact and now the audio is clear.

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  • Elvin D.
  • 3/2/2015 5:54:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS Xonar DGX

Pros: A good alternative for on-board audio.

Cons: Metal bracket is too short and won't allow for the card to be placed correctly. Before I figured out what was the problem none of PCIe slots recognized the card.

Other Thoughts: This is my second Asus product I purchased recently that gave me a headache. I bought 144hz Asus monitor and DVI-D cable was all messed up. I had to physically bend it in order for it to fit. I won't be buying from Asus anytime soon.

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  • Xao V.
  • 1/23/2015 8:33:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsX-cellent Card

Pros: This card is worth every penny that I spent on. It revived the sound of my old PC audio speaker set that I bought for $25. The sound quality is 10x better on this card compared to on-board sound. Listening to music with on-board and this card is almost like switching from mono to stereo back in the old days.

Cons: No CON yet.....

Other Thoughts: For those that can't tell the difference in sound quality between this card and on-board, they must have been listening to music too loud for too long so they can no longer distinguish the sound quality anymore. Or they must have a super high-end motherboard with super high-end on-board sound which I haven't found one yet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2015 12:37:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsDetection Problem Solved

Pros: + Cheap but commendable
+ Comes with a mini-ITX I/O plate just in case
+ Works in PCI-E 2.0 X16 lane

Cons: - Detection failure (read below)

Other Thoughts: Let's cut to the chase. The driver installation of this audio card is extremely non-user-friendly. It refused to install on my Windows 8.1 platform,

saying ASUS Xonar DSX Audio does not exist, the installation program will be terminated now."

Thanks to the internet, I found the solution.

The below steps were made while:
a. On board audio was still active.
b. My audio card already installed but idle.
c. Windows auto driver installation is off.

STEP:
1. Open DEVICE MANAGER
2. DISABLE On-board audio and my graphics card's relevant service
3. Restart PC and ENTER BIOS
4. DISABLE on-board audio in BIOS. My motheboard classifies this under SOUTH BRIDGE ADVANCED SETTINGS.
5.Save & Quit and re-enter Windows.
6..Check DEVICE MANAGER. The previously elusive audio card shows up as UNKNOWN AUDIO CARD.
7. To run the official driver for Windows 8.1, extract it and then ENTER THE WIN81 FOLDER. Use the setup.exe inside.
8. Follow the steps and restart PC when the driver asks so.
9. Plug speakers/ headset to the audio card's jacks just in case you forgot.

I hope this helped and you need not to RMA your audio card.

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  • La E.
  • 12/22/2014 5:33:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Basic audio card for Builds

Pros: Front panel header

Cons: none

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  • Mr. S.
  • 12/16/2014 12:42:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSound Card not recognized

Pros: none

Cons: Doesn't work. Pages of support topics to comb through trying to figure out how to fix the "no device detected" error. Solutions involve directly reprogramming the device hardware. What?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,


I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, these are isolated cases. ASUS provides warranty for the laptop in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. Should you need further assistance regarding the recent warranty service for the unit, please
email at customerloyalty@asus.com and write down service # N150316571 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/1/2014 11:34:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: A little over a year ago I bought this soundcard. While I have mainly been using my mobo audio (ALC887) due to setup restrictions, however bar far I prefer this to the ALC887. The control panel software is what makes this card worth it. It allows cool audio features that you simply can't get with a generic sound device.

Cons: That it's 96KHz

Doesn't make too much of a difference but even the ALC887 supports up to 192KHz. Not sure why you have to pay a premium for the extra Hz.

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  • Michael K.
  • 11/21/2014 5:37:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Came as advertised, works well

Cons: N/A - None observed.

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  • Peter B.
  • 9/29/2014 9:17:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDriver Problems

Pros: Works.

Cons: Major Driver problems.

Other Thoughts: I got this card when the on board audio on my HP I7 PC stopped working. I had to fiddle with the driver for hours to get it working....maybe a compatibility issue with the on board card. After that it works ok. Can't tell any differences between the on board.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Peter,

I apologize if you were dissatisfied with the quality of the laptop. The materials used to build the unit are base on industry standard. Should you need further assistance regarding the recent warranty service for the unit, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and write down service # N150316071 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nicolas K.
  • 9/11/2014 9:41:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS is the new Creative for sound

Pros: The Xonar line is literally the best sound card line I have ever used (22 years experience).
I have owned the DX (7.1 surround) for years and now the DGX (5.1 surround).
The drivers install fine; the complaining 1-eggers are just dumb.
PCIe 1x is the way to go, and this card is very small!
Sound quality is immediately, noticeably better over an on-board device, for both in- and output.
Cheap and high quality.
I sound at least 2x sexier with the increased mic volume and quality. ;)
This thing can get LOUD with the "AMP" boost. (i personally use pro-gamer setting).

Cons: Heaphone surround mode is a *little* tinny sounding, BUT it is minimized when change the "room size" to a smaller room. I just do not use the function, but I did in the past and just grew accustomed to the tinniness.

Other Thoughts: All of these "tech knowledge - 5" newbs writing these 1-egg reviews are full of tripe. They likely have never worked in the PC field and are self-titled 5s because they "built their own PC that 1 time." I'm not just an enthusiast; I have actually worked as a PC sales and repair technician and have done so as a hobby on the side for years.
Drivers install fine, and do not use a downloader or 3rd party app.
When the device is properly installed, with nothing on/in the PC interfering with it, is mysteriously works PERFECTLY and sounds amazing.
TBH, giving 1 egg due to lack of tech knowledge is almost as bad as voting 1 egg for a DOA. At least the DOA is POSSIBLY the manufacturer's fault.
ASUS is truly becoming the new Creative for sound cards.

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