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ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB SNR w/ Low Profile Bracket

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   Part #: XONAR DX
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Quick Specs:
Additional Information

Driver Features:

  • Dolby Digital Live
  • Dolby Headphone
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
  • DS3D GX 2.0
  • VocalFX
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC)
  • Smart Volume Normalizer
  • Karaoke Functions
  • FlexBass
  • Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter
  • Other Effects
  • 3D Gaming Sound Engines/APIs
  • ASIO 2.0 Driver Support
Package Contents
  • Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card
  • Driver CD
  • S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptors
  • Quick Start Guide
Host Interface PCI Express
DAC Data Width 24 bit
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 116 dB 112 dB
Sound Channels 7.1
Form Factor Internal
System Requirements
  • One PCI Express 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card
  • One available 4-pin power cable from PC's power supply unit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista(32/64bit)/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
  • Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU
  • >256 MB DRAM system memory
  • >60 MB available HDD space for driver installation package
  • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
  • High-quality headphones
  • Powered analog speakers
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS decoder
Number of Headphone Ports 1
S/PDIF Out Yes
Auxiliary Audio In Yes
Number of Audio Line In 1
Number of Audio Line Out 4
Number of Microphone Ports 1
Audio Processor Model AV100
Audio Processor Manufacturer ASUS
ProductId1011614923


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: XONAR DX
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Line: Xonar
     Product Model: DX
     Product Name: Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
Interfaces/Ports  
     Auxiliary Audio In: Yes
     Number of Audio Line In: 1
     Number of Audio Line Out: 4
     Number of Headphone Ports: 1
     Number of Microphone Ports: 1
     S/PDIF Out: Yes
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:

Driver Features:

  • Dolby Digital Live
  • Dolby Headphone
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
  • DS3D GX 2.0
  • VocalFX
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC)
  • Smart Volume Normalizer
  • Karaoke Functions
  • FlexBass
  • Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter
  • Other Effects
  • 3D Gaming Sound Engines/APIs
  • ASIO 2.0 Driver Support

     Package Contents:
  • Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card
  • Driver CD
  • S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptors
  • Quick Start Guide

     System Requirements:
  • One PCI Express 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card
  • One available 4-pin power cable from PC's power supply unit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista(32/64bit)/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
  • Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU
  • >256 MB DRAM system memory
  • >60 MB available HDD space for driver installation package
  • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
  • High-quality headphones
  • Powered analog speakers
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS decoder

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: ASUS
     Audio Processor Model: AV100
     DAC Data Width: 24 bit
     Host Interface: PCI Express
     Maximum Frequency Response: 48 kHz
     Minimum Frequency Response: 10 Hz
     Platform Supported: PC
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 116 dB
112 dB
     Sound Channels: 7.1

Customer Reviews of (ASUS XONAR DX)

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Byonik
07/07/15
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Does what I need it to. (e.g. I have external amps and an external dac I send its signal to, so I just need it as a sound processor)
Looks good.
Good measurements, features.
Cons
You won't hear any from me at this point.
Summary
In summary, I recommend this soundcard if you already have better DACs and amps and just want to use it as a sound processor from your PC.

Calvins1
12/17/13
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
- Clear mids and highs, with good, deep bass
- Dolby 7.1 sounds amazing
- unbelievably affordable price, especially when price matched
Cons
- no headphone amp, although it's not needed unless you have like 200 ohm impedance headphones
Summary
Remember to use unified drivers! Mine works with no problems and it was so easy to set up EQs with Xonarswitch

JonZ
06/11/13
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
- easy to install
- good sound overall
Cons
- power cable
- bad software
Summary
Bought this to replace my Creative based Auzentech X-Fi Forte. Connections and installation was easy, plugged the front panels HD audio without hassle.

Sound quality, it depend which use you intend to do. I find the audio different on some outputs. The sound I use on the speaker was too muffled on my speakers while it was too hissy on my headphones. I rarely had to use the software EQ to adjust the sound on my previous sound devices, and sadly the software is not very friendly, doesn't look very pro and the EQ doesn't do very good job. The tests are too awkward quality I can't barely hear what the test woman voice says, leave me wondering if my sound settup is good or bad.

Igor_R
05/06/13
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
Great sound
Cons
Not the best driver, secondary power connector is broken out of the box, terrible support - 3 year warranty is a lie
Summary
Agree with other poster - secondary power connector is broken by design. And if you think you have 3-year warranty - good luck!

sjcrw
05/03/13
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
easy to install.
huge improvement over the sound card on the motherboard
Cons
nothing remarkable, just a good sound card.
Summary
old motherboard does support 5.1, but when i upgraded to z906, nothing really changed, i got a bigger bang than the old z10, that's all. but clearly the motherboard is taking a toll, because it just kept restarting the speakers. so i got the dx7.1.
there hasn't been a big improvement over the sound quality, i'd say 20% tops, but the base is better.
a good card to get over the stock ones.

Carbon Rod
04/20/13
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Excellent sound. A great improvement over on-board sound.
Cons
Nothing really.
Summary
I purchased this as an alternative to my motherboard's on-board sound solution after it started developing some weird issue. Rather than try to fix that issue, I decided to dodge the whole thing by installing one of these and I do not regret it one bit. The control panel also allows for numerous more custom settings than my on-board sound did. All in all, a great, moderately low cost upgrade over on-board sound.

Donj
03/20/13
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Great sound
Cons
None
Summary
Excellent sound quality easy setup and tuning. Easy to get drivers for.

Blair_D
03/02/13
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Amazing sound
Excellent features
Low profile (bracket included)
Cons
setup a bit tricky
Need to update  drivers for Windows 7, but works great
Summary
This is the card you need if you want to set up an HTPC, if your Mobo is not equiped (older) to handle Dolby Digital, or home theater sound, or even if you want to upgrade your onboard sound. I tried three different cards from Asus, before I found this one. There is a difference between the price points of this and the cheaper cards. The DX, will decode Dolby Digital in Full 5.1 and 7.1 right out of the box, where as the cheaper models just seem to have a pass through for this feature, which I believe needs some kind of software decoder to make anything work...not this one though, but be aware if your using anything newer than Vista you will have to do some updates from Asus's website for the audio driver, and you will have to change some of the audio settings in the control panel as well for Windows 7. But once up and running... it works great, the sound quality is perfect....love this card! This review was modfied by poster f 03-02-13 10:34 AM

This review was modfied by poster @ 03-02-13 10:25 AM

David_S
01/29/13
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
Very good sound quality, and good driver utility
Cons
Constant problems with power
Summary
So this card gives me sort of mixed feelings. On the one hand the sound quality is amazing. There's no arguing that. The only problem is that the power connection on it seems to be quite finnicky. For example, sometimes when I move something around in my case the power cable gets touched just a little bit, and when I restart my computer I get a message saying that the power is unplugged, when it clearly isnt. You have to have the power connector plugged in perfectly, and yes, I mean perfectly. That being said, once it is plugged in correctly the card is great. Its just annoying if you tinker with your components a lot, because you'll find yourself constantly having to power down your computer and play with the power connection a bit.

Ive also looked this problem up online and I'm not the only one getting it.

brandon_d
12/16/12
Experience: 2 Days
Pros
sounds awsome, 100 times better then the onboard on my asus extreme IV mobo, and better then previous sound cards i've owned.
Cons
new headphone amp.
Summary
all in all, better then onboard audio. no headphone amp but i don't plan on buying a super high end headset anytime soon, sounds great.

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Messages about ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB SNR w/ Low Profile Bracket

Will this work well with Astro A50 Headset? (Truman_K- Apr 17, 13, 1 Replies) Read this message
Is this a good upgrade? (Rowan_S- Sep 10, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
Turtle Beach DPX21 + this? (BFGoodrich- Aug 21, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
Incompatible 780i & Xonar DX (Shalaxam- Mar 11, 11, 1 Replies) Read this message
Will it fit black slot on rampage II extreme (Mikey75- Jan 26, 11, 3 Replies) Read this message
Connecting to TV (S PDIF)? (Ryan_P- Dec 14, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
Does this come in its retail box? (BooRef- Sep 08, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
update  on this card? Working with Windows 7 (RedPanda- Apr 11, 10, 6 Replies) Read this message
Does the SPDIF output support 5.1 or better? (Bill_O- Mar 04, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
This vs Audigy 2 ZS (John_L- Jan 13, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
Asus DX vs Omega Striker (RAND0M1ZER- Jan 05, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
dts passthrough? xonar dx pci-e (Mook06- Dec 28, 09, 0 Replies) Read this message
does this have front audio connector? (Greg_D- Oct 31, 09, 1 Replies) Read this message
Can't find the MIR for the ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 S (Cody_S- Apr 15, 09, 6 Replies) Read this message

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URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/5599-asu
Comment: A canadian reveiw of the ASUS Xonar DX 7.1
Posted by: {[The-Ghost ]} @04/28/08
URL: http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/14500
Comment: TechReport's review of the Asus Xonar DX. A very high-quality sound card at half the price of the Xonar. the DACs aren't as good, but still very high quality. Editor's choice.
Posted by: willyo @04/12/08
URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2282593,00.asp
Comment: Ths card gives excellent performance at a fair price for the features. It's main drawback is the lack of DTS and limited connectors in that The only ways the Xonar DX came up lacking are in its limited number of I/O jacks meaning that you are sharing the digital-out with the line/mic which is inco
Posted by: ShamRock @04/10/08
URL: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14500
Comment: Tech report editors choice. "The Xonar DX is more than just a fantastic sound card. It also cements Asus as the most credible—and importantly innovative—alternative to Creative's dominance of the PC audio market. Enthusiasts have been waiting for such an alternative for a long time. "
Posted by: Kenneth_D @04/08/08
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