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Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card

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  • Built-in headphone AMP
  • Powers up every sound detail in gaming
  • 3 gain modes for different usage scenarios
  • Dolby Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging
  • GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight109 g
Product Dimensions20.4 x 15 x 1.4 cm
Item model numberXONAR_DG_OEM
  
Additional Information
ASINB006LFXBB8
Best Sellers Rank 20,124 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available23 Nov 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with Asus'; own GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headset amplifier. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the Xonar DG an ideal sound card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their play environments.

Box Contains

Archos 101 Gen 9 tablet
AC charger with USB
user manual and quick start guide.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dad TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 May 2012
Same incredible sound as the D1 and D2 cards (no noticeable difference). Excellent W764 drivers and audio interface. Built-in headphone amp. HD audio connector for front panel mic and headphone ports. EQ and EAX effects applied to input signal with absolutely no interference (great for plugging in game consoles or other devices). Amazing clarity at high volumes. Perfect for music, movies and games.

In my quest for the ideal sound card, I've used Creative, Turtle Beach, HT Omega, Diamond Xtreme 7.1, and Auzentech (all sold here), but I kept coming back to the Xonar.

I have the audio from my 360, PS3, and Roland drum kit running into my sound cards, so this was important. Absolutely no interference with the DG's line-in. As stated above, EQ and EAX effects also apply to the line-in signal; a feature very few cards out there have. Most just allow audio pass-through. So I'm pretty psyched about the DG.

I just can't believe what appears to be a stripped down version totally holds its own against the more expensive Xonar cards, or any of the others I've mentioned for that matter. For a 2.1 or 5.1 setup, there's little reason to go any other route. I'm not an audiophile; more like an audio aficionado. And I highly recommend the Xonar DG.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 4 Jan 2012
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I am shocked at the difference between having a sound card and onboard sound. This may only be an entry level cheap end of the market but it definately does the job well.

I've been using a pair of AX 720s on my onboard Formula V sound and i kept getting a cracking/popping noise which was driving me nuts. The sound quality was good, or atleast I thought it was good...

I've been listening to my favourite music for the best part of an hour now as if it were the first time I'd heard the songs. I feel ashamed to have spent so much money on my other pc components and headset while overlooking such a valuable piece.

A definite must have and for the price it's amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr P on 16 Aug 2013
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Chose this rather than the PCIe version as the PCIe version is exactly the same but requires an additional power connector because they didn't bother updating the architecture to run it from the PCIe connection.

For some reason Win 7 64 bit does not recognise the card as installed when you first put it in. This was resolved by starting the driver install from disc, which then hangs as it can't see the card, then just reboot and it magically appears, then reinstall the driver.

First impressions were good, much, MUCH, better for headphones. Bass was actually noticeable and music is clearer across the board (not just louder, but much better depth). A real improvement for your headphones.

However, I did have some issues with some occasional noise/crackling when listening to music.

This was resolved by using the Xonar Unified Drivers, which are basically optimised and up to date drivers which have the bugs removed. The unified drivers are made by some talented bloke for free. Search google to find them. If you are wary of downloading stuff off the internet (as you should be) search the asus forums where these drivers are mentioned and highly recommeded by the community there.

Hoenstly, with the unified drivers the sound is noticeably improved over the latest drivers that Asus offers online, so please do get them.

Without the unified drivers this soundcard would get 3 or 4 stars, with the driver it is a clear 5 star winner.

I have a pair of AKG K550 headphones and these sound great with this card. Not as good as when connected directly to my Marantz CD player, but much better than I would expect from a PC with a 25 quid soundcard.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr.S.Gunnery-Hitchen on 26 Jun 2012
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Only had this product a week so possible edit's to this review as time goes on.

I wanted a Sound Card to accompany some headphonesDenon AHD510 Over Ear Headphones - Black I received as a Father's Day present I settled upon this one due to cost and overall reviews on Amazon and other websites....I am very happy with my choice.

Package arrived after 2 days of me placing the order it is an OEM product so no box just the card with a manual and driver discs

Installation was easy enough....open computer case find a empty PCI slot remove back panel push card in and screw in (this took a little bit of fiddling as it didn't line up exactly but with a few tweaks it screwed in, then you need to locate the front panel audio cable for my motherboard this was easy if unsure check the manual that came with your Mobo.

After install I rebooted my computer and go nothing didn't automatically detect BUT I didn't expect it to after I popped in the driver CD loaded up and away we go..to go from this to onboard sound is a big leap the sound difference when music is being played through my monitor's speakers isn't that different 10-15% louder on 100 volume but plug the headphones in and it opens up another level of sound quality I am currently at 60 volume and at a a quarter to half on Youtube depending on the song and that is plenty.

Using the Audio Centre is also easy and the 7.1 surround sound is a great feature especially when watching films using the headphones...Overall a very good entry level,cheap but powerful soundcard to the point I am thinking of getting some decent speakers to really do it justice.

Happy giving my music collection a new lease on life.
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