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ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Audio Card

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

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The ASUS Xonar DS is a PCI sound card with a 107 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which provides audio that is 10 times cleaner than onboard audio. With the support of DTS Connect and GX2.5, the Xonar DS provides rich audio effects in games and theater quality audio in movies.

DTS Connect consists of two technologies: DTS Neo:PC and DTS Interactive. DTS Neo:PC converts any stereo signal into 7.1 channels so users can get the most out of their multi-channel speaker setup. DTS Interactive converts audio into sensational 7.1 DTS Digital Surround via the S/PDIF output and streams to an AV receiver for the best surround sound available.

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 DS achieves a 107 dB SNR rating for clear audio in games, movies, and music.
  • newegg DTS Connect Consisting of DTS Neo:PC and DTS Interactive technologies, DTS Connect brings the world’s most welcomed Hi-fi surround sound to your PC and turns it into a powerful multi-media center and game console.
  • 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 Upgradeable Op-amp The Xonar DS can be upgraded with the Xonar Op-amp Upgrade Kit for a blend of natural sound and enhanced quality.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works Well

Pros: Works just fine. No problem installing, just plugged in, installed drivers and it worked fine on the reboot.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not the top of the line, but produces a very good sound for the money. Since the sound on my MB crapped out, I had to find something budget minded and this filled the bill. Would recommend to anyone looking to add sound to their system (for whatever reason).

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
Good card, one problem...

Pros: Card works great. Sound quality is phenomenal. Interface is easy to use. Even better for the price. I have an old set of speakers hooked up to this card and they sound off the wall good.

Cons: Drivers. Windows 7 doesn't really like the drivers for this card. After some research and messing around, I got them to work.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent for the money

Pros: Upgrading a used Dell Optiplex GX620 (2008 vintage) after my rock solid T-Bird 800 box with an ISA SB Live Pro died, this card popped right in and installed without a hitch using the supplied drivers and application software. My Altec 4.1 speakers sound great and I found the Asus Xonar audio center to be both logical and surprisingly versatile. The only setting I needed to find out of the box was to set it to 4 speaker (also serves 4.1) as the default is 2 speaker.
While a higher end card would likely give better results to the audiophiles out there, I tested the install with an MP3 of Klaatu's "Little Neutrino" (lots of audio range going on there!) and was very pleased.
I would highly recommend this card for the price conscious buyer looking for a versatile sound card.
And big Kudos to Newegg & UPS for getting it to my door in two days!

Cons: Not for the hard-core audiophile looking for flawless performance. That's all I've got!

Other Thoughts: Well packaged, intuitive install, the only useful documentation is on the supplied CD, overall better than I ecpected.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
4 years later still happy

Pros: Love the sound from this card. It is one of the three parts that I've transferred from one build to the next for the last three rebuilds. Works great with my Turtle Beach headphones as well as with my Philips 5.1 surround system with a 10" Kicker CVR sub in a 1.5 3ft L-port box tuned to 37 Htz powered by a 500 watt Dayton Audio subwoofer plate amp. Shakes the whole house and sounds crystal clear and loud. Drivers for win 8.1 work flawlessly.

Cons: Drivers for win 7 SUCK! PITA to install! If you are running 7 and do a rebuild that requires a fresh install, you will want to throw this card in the trash or garbage disposal or some other device that is really good at destroying things... then you'll get it to work and probably say that it was worth it for the phenomenal sound it produces.

Other Thoughts: Did I mention that the drivers for win 8.1 are painless and install without a hitch?

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Defective, 3 Year Warranty is a Lie

Pros: Better than integrated when it works

Cons: Began playing only static after 1 year. Newegg's site says 3 year warranty, and so does Asus' website, but after contacting them for warranty repair, they stated warranty is only 1 year. Buyer Beware! Do not waste your money on a 1 year rental, buy a brand that will honor their warranties!

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
odd

Pros: none

Cons: Hey ASUS you should fix your drivers! It took hours to figure it out but every time I installed the driver it would corrupt my windows 7 professional registry and literally break windows no matter what I tried it wouldn't work so I rma'd it. Not sure if you'll have better luck with 8 but if you have 7 I wouldn't recomend it.

Other Thoughts: I thoroughly tested it over and over to make sure and every time I installed the drivers I'd lose windows and have to re-install the whole OS to fix it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Value sound card at its best.

Pros: 7.1 Surround sound
Optical Port

Cons: Drivers are outdated(2011), dont work correctly.
No amplification
"Optical Port" (also houses headphone jack)
Built in surround software is not that great.

Other Thoughts: I Paired this card with two different headphones, and also my surround speakers. here are my thoughts:

Sennheiser PC360: Decent sound, not any better than my built in sound card though. Virtual surround was OK, but didn't work well with front and rear noises.

Razer Tiamet 7.1 Surround Sound Headphones: The surround sound was amazing, all the sounds were positioned correctly, but the sound going to the headphones was very tinny, I think it may have been the headset as the other headphones sounded much better.

This device is good for speakers, powered speakers. Its really terrible for headphones as far as i can tell. It needs an AMP. If you wanted this for headphones, maybe go for something else instead. Much better sound with an amp. As far as the drivers go I was very upset when i saw the last thing on asus's changelog was "3. Fix compatibility issue with "Call of duty:world at war". Im very disappointed that this is still for sale when the drivers are that old.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Bad Drivers

Pros: Offered the ports needed to hook up surround sound speakers

Cons: Had a LOT of driver issues. The CD it came with froze my computer and I had to reboot in safe mode in order to restore to an earlier time.

I even tried downloading the drivers from the webstie and still had to download a third party program to open the drivers.
Even after the drivers were uploaded I was still not getting any better performance than my on board sound.

I will be returning

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