4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great with an issue or two.
, 19 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express 1.0 Sound Card (Accessory)
Product Typo! - This product is the Xonar DSX!
I got this soundcard for my HTPC/Gaming PC, It's connected via optical out (using the included COAX adapter) to my A/V Receiver.
The card performs great, is easy to install and does what I need it to do, mostly.
There are a couple of things you may want to watch out for before picking it up though, For some reason the card just flat out refuses to output at 192KHz for me, Leaving me stuck with 96KHz, This is probably due to the odd method used to get optical out to work, or could be an issue with the included adapter. Sadly I don't have a COAX cable, or likely will have one long enough to try this out.
My other issue was with the driver software, although it's flexible (apart from the above issue) my main issue was with getting the card to output through optical out, To do this in windows, you need to open the driver software and pass the audio through to this channel, This may be why I can't get it to output at 192KHz, but it's not a deal breaker for me.
At the very least, it allows me to output digital audio WITHOUT having to have my HDMI Display enabled on my A/V Receiver, The price wasn't too bad, and it performs well.
I've still to test it with another OS, so please read up first if you're looking to use Optical Out on another OS!
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