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ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

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  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Express x1 Interface

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The ASUS Xonar D2X is a 7.1 channel PCI-e audio card that provides unprecedented sound quality on the PC platform with a 118 dB SNR rating and integrates multiple sound-enhancing technologies from Dolby and DTS to transform your PC into a high-quality digital home media center.

Besides delivering impressive audio quality, the Xonar D2X is packed with multiple sound technologies from Dolby and DTS to deliver outstanding entertainment experiences. These include Dolby Digital Live(Real-time conversion of PC or game audio content into Dolby Digital), Dolby Pro-Logic IIx (Converts stereo or 5.1 sounds to a seamless 7.1 surround sound field), Dolby Virtual Speaker (Simulates a highly realistic 5.1 speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as 2 speakers), Dolby Headphone (Creates a surround sound listening experience from any set of headphones), DTS Connect (Includes DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC technologies), DTS Interactive(Real-time AC-3 encoding) and DTS Neo:PC (stereo to multi-channel expander).

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 D2X achieves a 118 dB SNR rating for all 7.1 channels for clear audio in games, movies, and music.
  • newegg EMI Shield The EMI shield protects the audio path for extreme audio clarity without any interference.
  • newegg Dolby and DTS Technologies The Xonar D2X supports a rich set of Dolby and DTS features in order to enhance PC audio with surround sound – turning your PC into a high-quality digital home media center.
  • 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
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2/ 5
Begins on a high note, ends with a whine..

Pros: Good quality sound the first year or so.
Lighted connections are a nice touch.

Cons: EMI. LOOOOOOOTS of it after two years' use.
Included software apparently does nothing.
Connections labeled wrong.

Other Thoughts: I originally moved from a Sound Blaster card because it had terrible Windows 7 support. The DX2 worked great for a time, but then it started having driver problems out of no where. Although I solved these, it's now just recently spewing non-stop EMI whining into my 5.1 headset through the front channel.

I can confirm it's because of the shoddy input connections on the back because wiggling my front channel connector temporarily fixes the problem - but I can't sit at my desk constantly holding the cord in place.

These problems and the ones I've been having with my even younger ASUS motherboard considered, it's looking like a very good idea to stay the hell away from ASUS entirely.

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5/ 5
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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Nice (has slight issues)Card

Pros: Sound quality is great.I currently have this set up with the Logitech Z 5500-5.1 and sounds really nice.GO TO OTHER THOUGHTS

Cons: Asus support gets the -1 Egg.Support out of a possible 10 score would get a 6.5.Not great but not bad.The drivers for this sound card would not work properly,in other words they are outdated and do not perform well,so-SEE OTHER THOUGHTS-------------------------

Other Thoughts: For the last few builds I have done,I have had nothing but problems with the sound cards,at least at first I thought it was the sound cards being faulty.I installed the drivers and set up my sound card(tweaks)to my liking before I downloaded the drivers for my graphics cards.For some reason the Asus sound card and EVGA GTX # 480 GPU drivers conflicted with one another. I have no idea why.I also did not use the drivers that came with this card.I was reading a review(a few people below me here)and this person said to download Xonar Unified Drivers.It fixed my issues and I am thankful to the N/A person(name not available).

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Don't listen to the "Nay-sayers!"

Pros: Easy to setup. Sound output is great. Blu-Ray experience is amplified with the use of this card.

Cons: the hardware is a tad long. Be aware of where you want to stick this card, or if you are even able to stick insert the card. Default Asus drivers are outdated. Hope you have available power cords. You'll need one.

Other Thoughts: Owned it since June 10' and I had NO problem with this card (and I had a fair share of sound cards in the past from Creative to Turtle Beach). It barely missed some of my boards chipset heatsink. While the default drivers does the job, I recommend getting a unified 3rd party Asus driver for this card. Other than hardware constraints, the D2X is one of the best sound cards I ever bought! The setup is simple. The sound virtualization is easy to use. I Highly recommend to set the virtual to 7.1 if you have at least a 5.1 speaker system. You can drag & set your virtual speakers and user position to match however your speakers are setup. Its a extremely nice setup for the money.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Dont use ASUS Drivers search for...

Pros: Amazing card in every way, perfect for game and home theater environments. Well worth the price tag.

Cons: ASUS outdated and broken Drivers.

Other Thoughts: Dont use the drivers supplied by ASUS or the ones on their website. They simply dont deliver.

Search for Unified Xonar Drivers, these are made by a third party and work far better then what ASUS can supply.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not the greatest...

Pros: Looks really cool with the lights.

Cons: Drivers are terrible, channels (LF, RF, etc) are messed up, won't play surround sound when it should.

Other Thoughts: I have had this card for a while now... but wished I had gotten it refunded before it was too late. Instead, I decided I would try to figure out what the problem was myself. I wouldn't recommend this card to anyone.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worst Soundcard Ever.

Pros: Well, it looked nice, installation was a breeze. Other than that, NOTHING.

Cons: Did everything in my power, used the knowledge of the web to be able to get the analog channels to come up correctly. By that I mean LF is really LEFT FRONT, not REAR RIGHT! No matter how you plugged it in, it never, ever came out of the speakers it was supposed to. I gave up after a week.

Other Thoughts: For all the power this thing has, for all its features, was it really that hard for the engineers to make sure the analog plugs actually worked correctly when plugged into a powered speaker system such as the Logitech Z-530? I bought this as an alternative to Sound Blaster, and guess what? I ended up buying a Sound Blaster to replace this.

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