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ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card

  • PCI Express x1, 7.1 Channels
  • GX2.5 for realistic 3D gaming audio effectsts
  • DTS Connect technology for an immersive 7.1 surround experience
  • Swappable OPamp socket - Tune up your own sound with ease

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Bring the Hi-Fi spirit to your Games, Music, and Movies

The Xonar DSX audio card combines DTS Connect technology with the ASUS-exclusive GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and onboard amplifiers. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DSX 7.1 an ideal audio card for audiophiles.

  • newegg GX 2.5 for realistic 3D gaming audio effects Feel opponents sneaking behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with the ASUS-exclusive GX 2.5 gaming audio engine, which allows up to 128 different sound effects at once for a realistic 3D audio experience. It also supports the latest version of EAX and restores surround gaming in Windows 7 with no additional software.
  • newegg DTS Connect technology for an immersive 7.1-channel surround experience Consisting of DTS Neo: PC and DTS Interactive technologies, DTS Connect brings the world’s most wanted hi-fi surround sound to your PC and turns it into a powerful multimedia center and game console. DTS Neo: PC converts any stereo signal into 7.1 channels while DTS Interactive turns all sound into sensational 7.1 DTS Digital surround via S/PDIF output – feed your AV receiver the best surround available!
  • newegg True 192 KHz/24-bit PC hi-fi enjoyment Enjoy music file conversion at the highest quality with no sample rate downgrade.
  • newegg Swappable operational amplifiers - tune up your own sound A design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented on the Xonar DSX 7.1. It allows you to customize your sound with no soldering, and thus create your favorite listening experience with ease.
  • 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 DSX

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • JESSIE H.
  • 10/15/2015 8:55:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great

Cons: also great

Other Thoughts: awesome

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  • Daniel L.
  • 10/12/2015 3:06:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFlawless in Windows 10

Pros: Fantastic card, still better than the onboard on my M5A99FX Pro R2
Easily hooks into my Razer headset and drives perfect 5.1 (only a 5.1 headset atm) for games that support it
Supports front panel switching with ease

Cons: Only gave 4 stars as (as far as I can tell) there is no way to remap what a port is doing for more complicated setups. That is supported by my onboard at least.

Other Thoughts: Fantastic card for the price, works with latest beta asus drivers in win 10 x64 without issue. Highly Recommended.

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  • Riley M.
  • 9/15/2015 11:12:13 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDamaged Card

Pros: Cheap Price

Cons: The price is somewhat a con to I guess. When I received the card and opened it, I got a very distinct burned silicone smell. I tested the card on 2 different computers and they both detected it. However, neither were actually able to use the card. No sound would come out no matter what speaker/headphones I used.

Other Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of Asus and must say that I was disappointed. It won't stop me from buying more; I understand that accidents happen. I hope to buy another sound card from this company in hopes of a working one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Riley,

Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our ASUS products did not meet your expectations. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble or inconvenience, we have caused you. I do understand that you're having an issue with the card and you already tried to plugged in to a different computer. If you want I can process an RMA to check and fix the card problem. If you wish to proceed with RMA, may I have this information:

Serial number:
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Contact #:
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Date of Purchase:
Place of Purchase:

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N151087206 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.

Best regards,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Bruce B.
  • 3/17/2015 2:08:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS Xonar DSX

Pros: There was a rebate offered for this card. It came well packaged in an attractive box extolling all of its virtues.

Cons: Hooking up my 5.1 speaker system, which works flawlessly on three other systems, according to the instructions had the sub woofer signal going to a surround speaker, a surround speaker signal going to the sub, center to one of the surrounds, surround to center...you get the idea. After experimenting and connecting the speakers in various ways I finally got the sound signals going to the correct speakers BUT there was a horrible screeching noise coming from the center speaker. It sounded like a combination of a jet aircraft getting ready to take of and a fax being sent. Long story short, I could not eliminate the screeching noise no matter what I tried.

Other Thoughts: I'm very disappointed with this card. I guess that's why ASUS is offering a rebate. Gotta sell them somehow. It did work fine with only two speakers but that technology is like seventy years old.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for using our product and we appreciate your effort in posting this review. Base on your comment, you have issue with the unit. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I want to help you with this issue. Do you have a wireless (wi fi) connection? They have been known to cause this. A cordless phone or cell phone sitting close by is also a potential. Video card/drivers have also been another issue. Please provide me further information about the issue and email it to me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150364566 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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  • Jason D.
  • 12/25/2014 1:35:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFull Linux Support!

Pros: Great Sound in both Linux and Windows
Easily set up in Alsamixer in Linux
Must have for Linux/Windows dual booters for sound upgrade

Cons: Windows 8.1 drivers are somewhat lacking, not as easy to setup as Linux
Doesn't take everything off the processor for sound processing (Blame Microsoft for decisions made since Win 7)
Minimal PCB is an eyesore in the case compared to other addon cards that have nicer asthetics

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace my Sound Blaster Zx due to lack of Linux support. I couldn't be happier.

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  • JAN M.
  • 12/6/2014 3:08:03 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsStay away from this card

Pros: it got nice features. nice box

Cons: this card it got driver issue it didn't work on vista, i install the driver from the cd still did not work, i download new driver from the web still did not work.

Other Thoughts: bottom line stay away from this card asus xonar got a lot of drivers issues.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jan M.,

I certainly understand your concern with regards to the sound card that you have. I would like to personally assist you about this matter. Kindly email at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150364738 in the subject for a reference to your case.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael S.
  • 11/3/2014 3:01:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsASUS Xonar DSX just OK

Pros: With the proper effects selected (soft-rock), sound is better than my onboard.

Cons: Unable to get the front-panel headphone autosense to work...and yes, it's plugged in properly. Have to go into the Xonar DSX Audio Center control panel each time I want to use headphones and select the front-panel jack manually. Kind of a pain.

Other Thoughts: I use headphones 50% of the time. Without the autosense functioning, I probably would not recommend to a friend...at least I'd make it very clear that it didn't work in any discussion.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Stew,

I certainly understand your concern with regards to the sound card that you have. I would like to personally assist you about this matter. Kindly email at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150364785 in the subject for a reference to your case.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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5 out of 5 eggsGREAT sound!

Pros: - Easy to install
- AMAZING sound

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I was always skeptical about TechReport always recommending this sound card in their PC builds and finally took the plunge to see what all the fuss was about.

Some folks might not hear a difference, depending on what motherboard you are using / integrated sound your board has. I noticed a gigantic difference immediately! Once EQ'd to my taste (or my ears), it was like listening to whatever music I played for the first time. I was hearing things I hadn't heard before in some of the songs.

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  • Colby S.
  • 9/8/2014 12:30:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete garbage

Pros: -Worked great.. While it worked..

Cons: -Fail's to output sound after 4 months
-Drivers are complete garbage (Had to scour the internet for an hour to find working drivers)

Other Thoughts: I've owned this for 4 months, it was kept in a dust-free case with high ventilation and low moisture and it just now failed. I kid you not, it just failed right now around 15 minutes ago. I was listening to music, my computer crashed, computer came back and now I only have sound through my soundcard.

I didn't even change anything even REMOTELY related to drivers, this card is total junk. If you want my advice pay the extra $20-$30 and get something better because this thing has been nothing but a pain in my side since I bought it. Ironically enough this failure comes from running on a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0, we'll see if the motherboard lasts much longer than this shoddy sound card.

And this also comes after getting back my RMA'd Tiamat 7.1 headset, which is now WORKING but now I have to get a new sound card too. Completely disappointed, I'll refrain from ASUS sound cards until they get their own hardware in order.

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5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Sound...

Pros: Great sound
Easy install
Drivers are easy

Cons: Nothing

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