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ASUS Rog Xonar Phoebus PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Home Theater V4 118DB SNR W/ Headphone Amp

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   Shipping Weight:   2.6 lbs
   Part #: Xonar Phoebus
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

  • ROG Command technology effectively reduces up to 50% of environmental noise
  • Embrace exceptional sound quality for the win with 118dB SNR clarity and a headphone amplifier
  • Control box within easy reach for instant volume tuning and headset connections
  • Enjoy effortless adjustment with the new Xonar Audio Center
  • Realistic surround and enhanced sound thanks to Dolby Home Theater V4 and the GX 3.0 game audio engine
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Xonar Phoebus
  • 1 x CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x S/PDIF Adaptor
  • 1 x ATX 4P-to-6P Power Cable
Host Interface PCI Express
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 118 dB
Form Factor Internal
System Requirements

Operating System(s): Windows 7

Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
S/PDIF Out Yes
Number of Audio Line In 1
Number of Audio Line Out 7
Maximum Recording Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Maximum Playback Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Audio Processor Model CMI8888DHT
Audio Processor Manufacturer C-Media

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: ROG
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: XONAR PHOEBUS
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: Xonar
     Product Model: Phoebus
     Product Name: Xonar Phoebus
     Product Type: Sound Board
     Number of Audio Line In: 1
     Number of Audio Line Out: 7
     S/PDIF In: Yes
     S/PDIF Out: Yes
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Xonar Phoebus
  • 1 x CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x S/PDIF Adaptor
  • 1 x ATX 4P-to-6P Power Cable

     System Requirements:

Operating System(s): Windows 7

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: C-Media
     Audio Processor Model: CMI8888DHT
     Host Interface: PCI Express
     Maximum Playback Sampling Rate: 192 kHz
     Maximum Recording Sampling Rate: 192 kHz
     Minimum Frequency Response: 96 kHz
     Platform Supported: PC
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 118 dB

ASUS Xonar Phoebus Customer Reviews

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Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
- Great sound
- Nest sound card out there
My Xonar DX died, so I decided to splurge and get the top of the line sound card. I hated using the on board sound. I'm using this currently with the Logitech z906 Speakers 5.1. They were made for each other.

I would buy these again.

Experience: 13 Months
Excellent quality build and great software. Amazing clear sound.
Drivers should be worked on.
Amazing card, you really can tell the difference between this and a built-in sound card. Only problem is the drivers are not that great, has caused a few minor issues for me.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Sounds like 200$
Convenient external pod
Powerful effective headphone amp
Aesthetically pleasing through window
Software is slow and unresponsive and ugly as sin itself, onboard sound UI looks better. (Only if you like to toggle DTS on and off will this be a problem)
Use for all media including gaming with HD 589's.

Biggest con is the unresponsive and ugly software. The unresponsive part is only when going to advanced headphone settings. 50% of the time it is unresponsive and you haven to go to task manager close the program and try again until it works. A LARGE waste of time.

Experience: 8 Days
 Verified Owner
good quality
buggy drivers
overall it's decent ,they gotta work on drivers

Mary Lynn_F
Experience: 16 Days
 Verified Owner
Ingame sound is great.More control over how the sound is delivered to your speakers or headset than standard onboard sound.
Bad drivers crash medal of honor warfighter. Tinny sound quality to voice in voip programs.
For everyday use this is great and would work well for music and videos. Excellent sound quality.
Unfortunately, if you want this to use while playing mohw, save your money. The drivers are bad and you will crash repeatedly. I am not hopeful they will fix quickly as it took 6 months to get new drivers out to fix bf3 crashes. I never tested with that game so cannot say whether it fixed the problem or not though the release notes say it did.
Overall only satisfactory as it is a lot of money if your sole purpose is to use it for gaming given the current performance issues with drivers and the new games.
If you get it as you play older games or games that are compatible, make sure you use the drivers from their site and not the ones on the provided disk.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
-Amazing sound quality
-Can plug headphone and up to 7.1 audio system at the same time
-Necessity of a 6 pin power connector
-Cannot talk on skype and have a game playing on my 5.1 audio system at the same time (really not a big deal)
I've searched internet for a great sound card to fit my 5.1 audio system (Logitech Z5500) with direct connection. I came across this card will searching for headphones. Hooked up this card with Sennheiser PC320 and sound quality is amazing. Never tough an headphone amp would make such difference. Glad I bought this card.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Improved Control Panel
Breakout Box Is Awesome
Replaced a dead Xonar Essence with this and ASUS has improved everything moving forward - both hardware and software.

The breakout box is extremely handy if you do any online gaming and use a headset, and its noise cancellation when paired with a headset is especially impressive.

Not many people will shell out the $200 for a sound card of this calibre, but if you do and are a gamer I'd definitely recommend the Phoebus.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Headphone Amp
Sound quality
Breakaway box
Built in mic on the breakaway box
This is by far the best sound card I have ever owned. It has a built in mic on the handy breakaway box so I can use my Sennheiser HD 558 (Which sound amazing with the headphone amp)and still communicate with the team. The problem with BF3 and punkbuster has been fixed with the new beta drivers from the ASUS website so don't worry about that when considering this card. The bottom line is this card is amazing for listening to music, playing games, and watching movies. I would highly recommend this card to anyone.

Experience: 8 Days
 Verified Owner
sound quality
desktop control box included
drivers are really just beta tests still
cause crashes os more frequent crashes
First sound card that i have purchased and i can say that i am glad i got this when it works. i have tested this with BF3, MW2, Black light Retribution, minecraft, skyrim, world of tanks, Aion, Halo as well as several movies. It is a great card only when it works.

Anything with punkbuster will crash periodically.Black light retribution has a bug that will cause it to crash but the crash rate increases with this card. Asus drivers at the time of this post is still just a beta fix and is being test by owners of the card.

marks off for poor launch drivers and slow response to come up with a fix. Everything else is great. DO NOT LET the driver stop you from buying this card, the driver is just software that will be fixed the hardware is perfectly fine.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Sound Quality
Quality of workmanship
Drivers (Easily fixable)
Upgraded from an old creative x-fi fatality (2007). Great increase in sound quality. Hearing sounds I never knew existed. Bass/Highs/Lows all seem spot on.

As I don't play Battlefield 3 on PC, I cannot comment on the driver issues people have been having. Every other game I've played works flawlessly and I've had literally no problems at all.

People who said they can't use the software supplied because it's too complicated are computer illiterate. It literally took 5 minutes to figure out every setting on the card.

Price is a little high for what you get. I would have prefered an I/O drive instead. I'm assuming with better drivers in the future we'll start to see what this card can really do.

4/5 stars due to price.

Just waiting on my Razer 7.1 Tiamat now to test that 600ohm amp!

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Comment: The phoebus bring high quality audio to gaming.
Posted by: Kwan Yiu_L @09/16/12
Comment: It may have a few rough edges but the Phoebus is nevertheless one of the better gaming soundcards currently available.
Posted by: Babaghan @07/26/12
Comment: The Phoebus is an excellent solution for anyone delving into higher end audio for the first time or owners of previous generation Xonar cards.
Posted by: FrankMo @07/26/12
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