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ASUS - Xonar DX PCI Express Sound Card - Black

Take your computer audio to the next level with this Asus Xonar DX PCI Express sound card that features Dolby Digital Live, Dolby ProLogic IIx, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker decoders for immersive audio.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Asus Xonar DX PCI Express Sound Card
    • S/PDIF Toslink optical adapter
    • Driver CD
    • Software: Portable Music Processor Lite and RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.6
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 9)

    Features


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    24-bit multichannel performance

    192kHz stereo for quality audio.

    116dB SNR

    For ultra-quiet, high-definition digital audio.

    VocalFX voice-processing technologies

    Enhance gaming and online chat. VoiceEX optimizes your voice during games. ChatEX emulates background scenes during online chats. Magic Voice allows you to change your voice pitch.

    Dolby Digital Live

    Encodes almost any audio signal to Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1-channel surround sound in real time to your home theater system through 1 single S/PDIF connection.

    Dolby Headphone technology

    Allows you to enjoy media with simulated 5.1-channel surround sound and realistic 3D effects through almost any set of stereo headphones (not included).

    Dolby Virtual Speaker

    Replicates 5.1-channel surround sound with as few as 2 speakers for an immersive soundscape.

    Dolby ProLogic IIx

    Delivers simulated surround sound in 6.1- or 7.1-channel audio to enhance your movies and games.

    Smart Volume Normalizer

    Helps balance the volume and enhances the 3D sound listening range. Supports DS3D GX for enhanced sound effects during video games.

    FlexBass system

    Offers precise control over bass frequencies for customized audio.

    Music key-shifting and microphone echo effects

    Offer easy-to-use karaoke functions.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    78%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Truly excellent card for music

      Posted
      Deardon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I bought this card as an upgrade for the Realtek HD sound that comes as onboard sound with my late model Intel chipset. The technician who custom made my computer assured me that the onboard sound is good. I have high standards when it comes to music and decided otherwise. The Assus Xonar DX has Cirrus Logic 24/192 DACs, comparable to Burr Browns to be found in good CD players. I listen to WAV files using Sony MDR-V6 headphones which you will see practically every studio musician and film director using (they're about 75 bucks) and I have yet to hear better. The Assus Xonar DX has much much better detail and subtlety than the Realtek, but I'm interested in really good sound quality for music. I'm very glad I spent the money.. Highly recommended. If you're just a very casual listener you may not especially notice the difference - as some other reviewers I've read have said about themselves.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic sound card with a few impracticalities

      Posted
      Adam411

      This is one of the best sound cards out there today. The sound quality is top notch, and the low profile form factor means its really easy to put this in a little home theater set up. The software is especially good, there are lots of little software tools and presets that really help to make whatever you are doing sound as good as possible. I use these through a set of logitech z560 speakers and really is amazing. The only downside is that there is no automatic headphone changeover, so when you want to listen through your headphones you have to manually go into the software and change the output to the headphones, but not that big of a deal. Additionally there is a little clicking noise whenever you change the output coming off the card. Really not that loud but i have a very silent PC and you do notice it, but nothing bad while you are listening.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great card!

      Posted
      Kain007
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Has dolbly digital live that I need to run my Astro a50 headsets in surround sound. I recommend this sound card. FYI installing it needs power and the sound header to the card to work. Make sure there a snug fit. You received an error if there a bad connection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just what I needed

      Posted
      ShawnP
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I needed a good sound card for my PC and this is it. Install and setup was a piece of cake (it helps that I'm an IT guy), and works like a champ. Integrated nicely into my recording devices and software.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work with Dell Inspiron 3656!

      Posted
      MadKing
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Because the Dell system board doesn't come with proper power outlet for this. Giving one star for not stating this requirement clearly in the description of the item.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sound

      Posted
      Thad
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This thing works great for Games and Movies. The sound is much better then my motherboard.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      with good speakers very nice sound.

      Posted
      skyspear
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      better than the one that came with motherboard much better with good computer speakers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Does what it states

      Posted
      Moondoggie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I got this because the card is good for its price. The power connector is just a molex

      I would recommend this to a friend



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