The Republic of Gamers is committed to helping you win more through superior audio power, precise positioning, and lifelike immersion ? the perfect aids for those critical online shooter moments. Opposing snipers hide in the dark, taking advantage of cover to keep you suppressed? It’s time to get your team on the offensive with powerful and precise battleground audio intelligence – thanks to advanced Xonar sound hardware. No more confusion or uncertainty. Clear audio turns you into a virtual online gaming general, and paves the way to victory.
Superior audio detection and positioning make gamers equipped with ROG audio gear true champions. Developed using real life insight from full-time players and refined by the expertise of the Xonar team, the ultimate goal here is to help you win! Built for the most dedicated gamers, ROG audio products are committed to win-boosting features, from clear communications to precision detection that amplifies every footstep taken by opponents. No more sneaking around or getting stealth-flanked!
Command Your Way to Victory
Precise positioning and lifelike immersion
Get the drop on opponents with improved audio positioning and bask in game music with crystal-clear 118dB SNR sound. All done by the creators of Xonar Xense (2011 CES Innovations Award winner) and Xonar Essence One (2012 CES Innovations Award winner). The commitment of the Xonar team delivers leading-performance gaming products, merged with the excitement of a unique, stylish and gamer-focused design. ROG Xonar Phoebus, named after the Greek god of the sun and music, comes with exclusive ROG Command technology, Hyper Grounding technology, EMI-shielding and top notch components, combined with the latest Dolby® surround enhancement to ensure you hear exactly what game designers want you to hear.
ROG Command Technology Boosts In-game Voice
Clearer communications with up to 50% environmental noise cancelation
Beyond excellent sound quality, ROG Xonar Phoebus gives you clean and seamless communications for a totally immersive experience. World-exclusive ROG Command technology was specifically developed by the Xonar team to bring effective noise cancelation to a gaming soundcard set. Intelligent sound detection algorithms and array microphones (two on the dedicated control box) enable up to 50% ambient noise reduction, effectively turning loud locations such as LAN parties into something as quiet as a library.
How it works?
- With external microphone A smart algorithm analyzes sound detected by both the external microphone and one of the micro-mics on the control box to cancel out environmental noise.
- Without external microphone Array microphones on the control box form a virtual 30?cone of precise voice capture.
*Control box intelligently detects plugged-in headsets when engaging ROG Command features
Embrace Exceptional Sound Quality for the Win
118dB Clarity SNR
Up to 4X audio clarity compared with the SNR ratios of competing gaming audio cards.
Hyper Grounding technology
Noise-blocking multi-layer PCB designed with decades of ASUS professional layout experience.
Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
The PCM1796 digital-to-analog converter on ROG Xonar Phoebus delivers clear and crisp 118dB SNR high fidelity audio. The new soundcard therefore outperforms competing gaming audio products by a factor of four, and onboard audio by an impressive 32 times. It also excels in total harmonic distortion (THD) performance, with a miniscule 0.00039% of sound output experiencing distortion.
Stylish and efficient EMI shield blocks electromagnetic interference to help provide cleaner audio
Since many gamers choose to refrain from disturbing others while insisting on the best sound quality, ROG and Xonar teams integrated the top-flight TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier on ROG Xonar Phoebus, driving up to 600 ohm impedance for genuinely impactful headphone output.
3 Headphone Gain Settings
Three different gain settings cater to various headphone impedance levels, with aesthetic lighting that changes accordingly: blue for ‹32 ohms and red for the two settings over 32 ohms.
* SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) unit is dB. SNR= 10log (Psignal/Pnoise); p represents power ** Compared with the SNR ratio (109dB) of average competing gaming audio cards
Control Box within Easy Reach
Hassle-Free Headset Connections
Clad in the trademark ROG red and black color scheme, the ROG Xonar Phoebus control box offers gamers improved response and convenience. Connected to the card via the back I/O, the control box can be placed on the desk so it remains within easy reach. The control box further offers microphone and headphone connectors, making it possible to use even short-wired headsets with ease, as it brings the connectors closer to gamers.
Instant Volume Tuning
Gamers can easily adjust volume and one-click mute quickly without bringing up game or operating system menus, or having to hunt around for display remote controls.
Illuminated Gold-Plated Jacks
Gold-plated jacks ensure greater durability. To help with gaming in the dark, the control box headphone-out lights up green, while the microphone-in glows red!
New Xonar Audio Center
Effortless adjustment with New Xonar Audio Center
The latest Xonar audio center brings great sound combined with the spirit of ROG to provide gamers impactful and precise audio control delivered in style. It is designed with a range of effortless adjustment features: with one-click ease, gamers can access features such as I/O settings, volume, game effects, and digital siginal processor (DSP) mode selection. The spacious and intuitive interface further delivers a completely user friendly experience, and gamers can also enable Dolby® Home Theater V4 with a click.
Realistic Surround and Enhanced Sound
Dolby® Home Theater V4
New Dolby® Home Theater V4 enhances surround sound with improved processing and playback.
Surround decoder ? converts 2-channel audio sources to multi-channel. Experience immersive audio through multi-channel playback
Surround virtualizer ? delivers stunning virtual surround playback for standard stereo headphones or speakers
Intelligent equalizer ? allows users to adjust tone dynamically with easy visual controls
Dialogue enhancer ? improves premium clarity for in-game communications
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit S/PDIF Digital Output : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit S/PDIF Digital Input : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit ASIO 2.2 Driver Support : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit with very low latency
Analog Output Jack : 5 x 3.5mm RCA jack Analog Input Jack : 2 x 3.5mm RCA jack 1 x Digital S/PDIF Output : 1 x Toslink 1 x Box link Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner) : 4-pin header on the card
Dolby® Technologies : Dolby® Home Theater v4 Smart Volume Normalizer™ Xear Surround™ Magic Voice™ FlexBass™ GX 3.0 Game Audio Engine
Control box x 1 Driver CD x 1 Quick Start Guide x 1 S/PDIF adaptor x 1 ATX 4P-to-6P power cable x 1
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Before to buy, first I read lot about xonar phoebus on internet, I read some people experience matter with bf3 and diablo3 and other game with this audio card, so I was hesitant to buy, I have take my chance
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