Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP

MX33909 Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP
MX33909 Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP MX33909 Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP MX33909 Xonar DG 5.1 Low Profile PCI Sound Card w/ Headphone AMP

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Average Rating: 3.2 / 5 With 5 Customer Reviews

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
By: HyperLight Research
From: Calgary

WARNING: Not compatible with Windows 7

Strengths:

Amazing hardware

Weaknesses:

Bad drivers cripple the card

Additional Comments:

In late 2013 Microsoft changed the sound driver architecture in Windows 7, and as of 2014 ASUS still hasn't fixed the drivers for ANY of their Xonar cards. This causes the card to output sound at 8KHz with *massive* compression artifacts, no matter what the settings. It sounds like a bad Skype call. Stay FAR away from this card and ALL Xonar cards by ASUS. Google "Asus Xonar Stutter" for more info.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
By: Chris
From: winnipeg

Good card for the money

Strengths:

For 30 bucksi found no problems

Weaknesses:

none for the price.

Additional Comments:

A good card. Software i feel could be a bit more detailed as the dolby out option is almost hidden in hte software. it is unchecked by default.but uts a good card.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
By: Nick
From: Portage La Prarie

Great for it's price

Strengths:

I didn't expect to hear any difference from my integrated audio, but there is quite a noticeable difference in the clarity of the sound on my speakers (logitech Z506)... and on headphones, the bass is on a whole different level

Weaknesses:

nothing much, if you're planning to install it under a GPU, remove it first to save a headache :P

Additional Comments:

very good quality for the $30 price point
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By: Keith
From: Winnipeg

Great Value

Strengths:

- Dolby Headphone is great for those wanting good surround positional audio on their stereo headphones - Headphone Amp is a nice touch - Good sound quality

Weaknesses:

- For $30 its hard to really complain about anything

Additional Comments:

Card works great and sounds great. Much improved over the "Headphone Virtualization" from my onboard Realtek and the MIc quality might be even better (it was very good with my onboard). Front Jacks work perfectly though you have to make sure you set it properly (i.e. AC97 or HD). With a $10 mail-in rebate (which can be printed from the rebates section it sweetens the deal even more!
Thursday, September 08, 2011
By: Mike
From: Edmonton

Avoid

Strengths:

-Good sound quality on headphones

Weaknesses:

-Mic jack doesn't work at all
-Front (ac '97 AND HD Audio) jacks don't work

Additional Comments:

Don't be tempted by the price, this thing is trash. I've combed the web and tried multiple drivers and can't sort out the mic issue, despite it being very common.
If you suffer a lapse in your judgement and do decide to purchase this, be sure to confirm that the rebate paperwork is with it. Mine was missing and they wouldn't do anything for me when I went back.
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