Bring the Hi-Fi spirit to your Music, Movie and Games
Immersive Gaming Audio
Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar’s immersive GX2.5 audio engine. Enable latest EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software.
192k/24bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment
Xonar DS’s 192kHz/24bit playback support let you enjoy all music files converted at highest quality without any sample rate downgrade.
Bring the Hi-Fi Theater to your desktop
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.
Surrounded all the time - DTS Neo: PC™ Converts any stereo signals into 7.1 channel – get the most out of your multi-channel speaker setup!
World's most welcomed surround audio at your service - DTS Interactive™ Turns every audio into sensational 7.1 DTS Digital surround via S/PDIF output – feed your AV receiver the best surround sound available!!
The Spirit of Hi-Fi System
Tune up your own sound with ease – Swappable OPamp socket The design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. Swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound solderlessly and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
Best Flexibility and Connectivity
Auto-detect front-panel Intel HDA compatible front-panel header automatically switches output from back-panel to front once plugged in.
- by David_W @Nov 09, 2009
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): Up to 107 dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 100 dB Output THD+N at 1kHz: Up to 0.0017% (-95dB) Input THD+N at 1kHz: Up to 0.0017% (-95dB) Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input): <10Hz to 48kHz Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage 1 Vrms (3Vp-p) Sample Rate Conversion Quality: Almost lossless, high-fidelity floating-point filters, with: -140dB THD+N (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit) 145dB Dynamic Range (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit)
Audio Processor: ASUS AV200 High-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit) 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (108dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) / Wolfson WM8766*1 (103dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (102dB SNR, Max. 96kHz/24bit)
Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit for all channels Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit S/PDIF Digital Output: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
Analog Output Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *4 (Front/Side/Center-Subwoofer/Back) Analog Input Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *1 (Line-In/Mic-In) Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner): Aux-In (4-pin header on the card) Digital S/PDIF Output: High-bandwidth Optical Connector supports 192KHz/24bit (shared with Back surround output jack) Front-Panel Header: Intel HDA front-panel compatible and supports HP jack-detection and automatically switch audio output from back-panel to front S/PDIF Header: Additional SPDIF-out header for connecting graphics card with HDMI audio output
Operation System: Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005 DTS® Technologies: DTS® Connect (DTS Interactive Encoder and DTS Neo:PC) for both XP and Vista -DTS Interactive encodes any 3D gaming audio into true-to-live 5.1 DTS Digital Surround sound experience -DTS Neo:PC could expand any stereo music to 7.1 surround sounds Smart Volume Normalizer™: Normalizes the volume of all audio sources into a constant level and also enhances your 3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming Xear 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter: Adjustable virtual 7.1-speaker positioning Karaoke Functions: Music Pitch-Shifting, Vocal Cancellation, and Microphone Echo effects with Stereo Mix recording (Wave and Mic-in) for online Karaoke or online DJ applications FlexBass™: Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system Other Effects: 10-band Equalier/27 Environment Effects 3D Sound Engines/APIs: Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability XP: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability VocalFX™: The latest vocal effect technologies for gaming and VoIP, including: - VoiceEX: produces vivid environmental reverberation for your voice in EAX games - ChatEX: emulates different background environment effects when you chat online - Magic Voice: changes your voice pitch to different types (Monster/Cartoon…) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting
Bundled Software Utility
1 x S/PDIF optical adaptors 1 x Low-profile Bracket
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I have used this card in a few customer builds. They have all been more than satisfied. In the 50 dollar price range, this is the upgrade to get when going from onboard audio. This card is certainly not audiophile grade, but is more than enough for the average user wanting better than onboard. The added bonus is the ability to upgrade the opamp section on the card. I recommend it to people on a budget.
Very nice card ! I upgraded from my 5.1 rocketfish and it is awesome for my 7.1. I wanted to buy a 7.1 soundcard for the razer Tiamat 7.1, but I didn't get the chance to test it, because Tiamat are still Back order.
I upgraded to this after being fed up with Creative poor drivers and spotty Dolby Digital Live support on my Audigy Platinum. For $36 after rebate this is a great buy. Windows 7 x64 drivers downloaded from Asus' webstie were a quick and easy install.
Haven't have a chance to try this out in games yet but there aren't any improvement i have noticed from listening to music. I have ASUS P5Q pro mobo and it is supposedly High Def sound so maybe that's why. I believe onboard sound is just as good as sound card unless it so very high quality headphone and sound card.
For a cheap card, this works well. It obviously isn't as loaded as higher end models, but it's better than on-board sound and a quick install. If you're not too picky, this is definitely worth a look.
Not huge improvement on sound quality if you already have a better headphone. My Sennheiser CX300 headphone gives more result than upgrading this card. After I open the package I found finger printers on the product.
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