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ASUS Xonar DX Internal 7.1channels PCI-E x1

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Long product name ASUS Xonar DX Internal 7.1channels PCI-E x1 :
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Xonar DX - 24-bit, 7.1, 10 - 48000Hz, PCI-E x1
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Complete Dolby Home Theater technologies
Inheriting from D2 and D2X, Xonar DX also provides complete valuable Dolby Home Theater technologies for games and all home entertainments:

Dolby Digital Live:
Real-time 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound encoders

Dolby Pro-Logic IIx:
Converts stereo or 5.1 sounds to seamless 7.1 surround soundfield

Dolby Headphone:
Delivers a realistic and spacious 2-to-5.1 surround or 3D positional soundfield over any set of stereo headphones

Dolby Virtual Speaker:
Simulates a highly realistic 5.1-speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as two speakers.

Supports latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Vista & XP
DS3D GX 2.0 not only revives EAX and DirectSound effects in games on Windows Vista as GX 1.0, but also incorporates Dolby Home Theater Technologies (Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby PrologicIIX) to provide best gaming audio experience.

Innovative VocalFX makes gaming and online chat more lively and attractive
VocalFX is an innovative voice processing technology to let your voice get into the realistic game landscape (VoiceEX) or to emulate the background scenes in online chat (ChatEX). It also allows you to change your voice pitch to disguise who you are (Magic Voice). These features dramatically increase the fun for voice communication on PC.

Short summary description ASUS Xonar DX Internal 7.1channels PCI-E x1:
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ASUS Xonar DX, 7.1 channels, 24 bit, 120 dB, 10 - 48000 Hz, PCI-E x1, Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista...

Long summary description ASUS Xonar DX Internal 7.1channels PCI-E x1:
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ASUS Xonar DX. Audio output channels: 7.1 channels, Audio quality: 24 bit, Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 120 dB. Host interface: PCI-E x1. Windows operating systems supported: Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista...

Internal *
Audio output channels *
7.1 channels
Audio quality *
24 bit
Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) *
120 dB
Frequency range
10 - 48000 Hz
Ports & interfaces
Host interface *
PCI-E x1
Headphone outputs
CD/AUX audio in
Microphone in
Windows operating systems supported
Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64
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Testseek has collected 25 expert reviews for ASUS Xonar DX and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Asus have long been a leader in producing high quality, reliable hardware and components. Testament to this fact is that Asus are a ‘Tier 1’ manufacturer for Intel’s current chipset/motherboard offerings are also among the top manufacturers of both AT...
Bottom line Impressive, a single word that sums up the Asus Xonar DX very nicely. I was very happy with the look and presentation of the card and despite its small demeanour it has certainly proven that it can punch well above its weight. Asus in their wisdom have...
Although the Xonar DX has been around for a while, it's held its place as one of the best sound cards for £50 or so. With excellent continued driver support and a decent price, this little PCI-E card sets the standard that the rest of the budget sound card market has to meet, and does so with great style.
We all recognize the name ASUS for their motherboards, videos cards and they are the ones that set the Netbook frenzy into high gear, but did you know that they make sound cards too? We will be taking a look at the ASUS Xonar DX sound card in this revi...
Bottom line Let's jump right to the point of the big question that we all want to know. .. is it worth the cash you will spend on it? Well let's look at it this way; do you value high quality audio without static, buzzing, or hissing with clear sound at a good pri...
I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that sound cards have started getting interesting again after years of a boring one horse race. It wasn’t too long ago when we looked at the – the PCI-Express x1 version of the original D2. Both of which were gr...
Bottom line The Asus Xonar DX isnt the perfect product a spec sheet would lead you to think – its software interface might be appalling and weve had to wait for a proper EAX driver to fix popular games like and , but at least it installed without issue on vari...
ASUS has put out a surprising strong audio card with the Xonar DX. The audio quality surpasses offerings from long standing companies such as Creative and even newcomers such as Auzentech. The DS3D GX is a real benefit for those who play PC video games...
Good Excellent Sound Quality, Dolby Digital Live Support For Home Theater Setups, DS3D GX 2.0 Does Good Job Simulating EAX in Vista, Front Panel Audio Connector...
Bad Requires 4pin Floppy Power Connector, Doesnt Support DTS Surround Formats...
Bottom line ASUS has put out a surprising strong audio card with the Xonar DX. The audio quality surpasses offerings from long standing companies such as Creative and even newcomers such as Auzentech. The DS3D GX is a real benefit for those who play PC video games...
We took our first look at the ASUS Xonar range of audio products with the Xonar D2, which we reviewed in September of last year, and the first impressions of ASUS approach to high-quality desktop audio were highly favorable. However, the first round...
Good Superb clarity and fidelity, Great performance for music and movies, Low-profile design provides flexibility, Affordable...
Bad Hit-or-miss gaming performance, Requires external power supply...
Bottom line From my testing, its clear to see that ASUS Xonar DX pushes the performance envelope for a value-oriented card, offering most but not all of the performance of the audiophile-quality Xonar D2 and D2X cards - call it Xonar Lite, if you will. ASUS has...
To be honest, there is a good chance that the TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winning ASUS Xonar D2X is a better card than the HT Omega Claro Plus+. What tipped the scale in favor of the latter were the sample rates and resolutions. After multiple requests...
Good This card has a nice variety of popular I/O ports...
Bad There is no front audio support.
Bottom line As long as you have an extra power source you won’t be disappointed...
Just a few years ago, if someone said that integrated audio would deliver great performance with many of the features of a full-blown add-in card, it might have raised an eyebrow or two. Today, however, thanks to vastly improved integrated technologi...
Bottom line Performance Analysis: Overall, the ASUS Xonar DXs performance was very good, often rivaling that of the premium class Xonar D2 Ultra. The vital statistics reported in RightMark Audio Analyzer 6 show the Xonar DX to offer significant improvements ov...
I used to date a girl who was a little obsessive about what she ate. At every opportunity, she would buy fat-free, low-calorie, or otherwise diet derivatives of common food items. Now theres nothing wrong with foods that are naturally fat-free or low...
Bottom line Asus put the Xonar on a diet for this latest DX version, dropping plenty of weight to squeeze it onto a low-profile card that retails for half the price of the more expensive D2X model. Some of the original Xonars flashier features didnt survive, inc...
Last year Asus released the first model of its Xonar series or sound cards, the Xonar D2. The taiwanese company continued the line up last February with the introduction of the Xonar DX. It may not be easy for Asus to convince the audiophiles to change...
Good Low height design, Full support with WDM and ASIO drivers, Included Asus PMP encodes blazing fast WMA/MP3 files, Dolby certified sound card, Supports EAX extensions for games, Windows control panel looks stable and complete, ASIO drivers have down to 2ms...
Bad Requires external 4pin power to operate, Retail package doesnt include any cable...
Bottom line Asus new soundcard will easily cover the needs of gamers for 7.1 high quality audio. Comparing the Asus Xonar DX with the previous D2, the most noticeable difference is its lower retail price. DXs retail package is also less complete than its prede...
Asus has made it clear that they are in the sound business to stay. The Xonar DX was and is an impressive card. The move to PCI-e will help as more and more boards are moving away from the older PCI bus (not to mention putting PCI slots in unusable pla...
While sound buffs were still left tottering from ASUSTeks previous entry into the audio realm via their PCI-based Xonar D2X, ASUS has instead, with nary a pause for breath, gone ahead with the release of another 7.1 soundcard: the PCI-Express bas...
For improved sound on a tight budget, the Xonar DS is an excellent choice. With 7.1 channel sound and DTS support, it's a big step up from most onboard audio solutions.
Good 7.1 channel sound, GX 2.5 audio engine, Unobtrusive driver, Small PCB, Excellent value...
Bad No Dolby Digital support...
Bottom line For improved sound on a tight budget, the Xonar DS is an excellent choice. With 7.1 channel sound and DTS support, it's a big step up from most onboard audio solutions. It also features a swappable OP-amp socket which is usually only found on high-en...
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