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ASUS Xonar Dgx Headphone Amp & 5.1 PCI-E Sound Card With Low Profile Bracket

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   Part #: XONAR DGX
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

  • Built-in Headphone AMP to power up every sound detail in gaming
  • 3 headphone AMP gain modes for different usage scenarios - VOIP, pro-gaming, exciter
  • Dolby® Headphone technology for an immersive 5.1 surround experience
  • ASUS exclusive GX2.5 gaming audio engine for realistic 3D audio effects
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Xonar DGX PCI Express 5.1-channel Gaming Audio Card
  • 1 x Low-profile Bracket
  • 1 x CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
Host Interface PCI Express
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 105 dB
Sound Channels 5.1
Form Factor Internal
Height 2.5"
Width 6.7"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
S/PDIF Out Yes
Number of Audio Line In 1
Number of Audio Line Out 3
Audio Processor Model CMI8786
Audio Processor Manufacturer C-Media

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: Xonar DGX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Xonar
     Product Model: DGX
     Product Name: Xonar DGX PCI Express 5.1-channel Gaming Audio Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
     Number of Audio Line In: 1
     Number of Audio Line Out: 3
     S/PDIF Out: Yes
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Xonar DGX PCI Express 5.1-channel Gaming Audio Card
  • 1 x Low-profile Bracket
  • 1 x CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
     Height: 2.5" (64.4 mm)
     Width: 6.7" (170.4 mm)
Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: C-Media
     Audio Processor Model: CMI8786
     Host Interface: PCI Express
     Maximum Frequency Response: 48 kHz
     Minimum Frequency Response: 10 Hz
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 105 dB
     Sound Channels: 5.1

ASUS XONAR DGX Customer Reviews

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Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Very good sound quality even with cheap headset, not so expensive.
I had to buy it because the sound in my motherboard wasn't working properly, and now its working very fine.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Affordable. Sounds good.
My motherboard could not detect it on PCI-e x1 slots. Only x16 slot worked.
Sounds better than my integrated sound. Bought it my motherboard sound chip was defective : could not detect analog inputs. I wasted a lot of time trying to make it work in my motherboard (intel DH77EB). The BIOS would see it in all 3 PCI-e slot but windows did not see anything. Finally I placed it in the x16 slot and it worked. Weird.

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Sound quality is superb.
Headphone amp allows to add more sound where you want it.
Headphone Amp does not work through front header connector, back ports only.
Purchased this card to hopefully get some more low end/volume out of my headphones, of which it does perfectly.

Max volume while the AMP is active will likely blow most headphones, however the sound drivers include a separate limiter option (defaulted at 70% max) to help prevent blowouts from happening. For my headphones I ended up setting this limiter to 50%.

The fact that the headphone must plug into the back of the card directly to use the AMP will either be an annoyance, or even a deal breaker for some.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Has headphone amp, good sound, lots of features and cheap!
Second time I have used this card in a computer. Works good, good sound. Nothing bad to say about this card. Would definitely purchase again.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
good card for little budget and PCI-e
Many PCI sound card in the same price range destroy this one...
I bought it to replace a X-fi Xtreme audio (basically an Audigy SE) and it's not close to the x-fi at all, really disapointed of this card...

Better than any onboard audio but not as good as other competing solutions, even without the headphone amp, the X-FI play louder and better and it's a 7-8 years old card that was selling for 40$ in that time...

I'm using the Exciter mode (>64Ohms) so this is the max output level it can deliver and it's not even enough to power a Siberia V2 (32Ohms) to the same level as the X-FI can...

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
PCI-Express 1x
Digital out
Headphone Amp
My PC was having random game crashes to desktop. I was ready to rip my hair out after about 3 days. I finally uninstalled the drivers for this sound card and removed it from my a week later I am 100% problem free. Onboard is good enough for me, it's not worth the hassle for this model.
Drivers were causing games to crash and many multimedia programs to suffer the same fate. Consider this a 1 star review for all intents and purposes.

This review was modfied by poster @ 04-14-13 10:38 PM

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Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Decent and effective headphone amp to power headphone with <150ohm. Decent DAC 24/96 with SPDIF. ASIO bitstream audio output usability in media players like Foobar2000 or JRiver for 100% lossless and pure direct connection audio output for media playback.
no EMF shield. the 8786 chipset is a cutoff from 8788 chipset but only difference is just 24/96 vs 24/192.
Excellent and the best choice in its price range for buyers looking for independant soundcard with headphone amp and ASIO bitstream direct connection support. Decent for gaming, music, movie playback.

Experience: 4 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Good Unit with nice software package
Pricey for PCI-e connectivity.
I needed a headphone amp for a headset I was purchasing and finally chose to go with this device. While it should be noted that the PCI version of this card is significantly cheaper I decided to go with the PCI-e version due to having only those slots available in my system.

Sound quality is good for a card of this price, there are some cool effects that are thrown in as well such as virtual 5.1 for headphone users and microphone filters.

Happy with it would definitely buy again.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Headphone Amp
Great product for the price. If your like me and use headphone most of the time and your on a budget. That's what your looking for.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Great for the price
Doesnt have some high end features, but thats to be expected in its price range
It powers my headphones, thats what i bought it for. Nice card for the price

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