Asus Xonar AE 7.1 PCI-E Gaming Audio Card

MX71660 Xonar AE 7.1 PCI-E Gaming Audio Card
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Product Info

Xonar AE 7.1 PCIe Gaming Sound Card – Immerse Yourself Fully In Your Game


Xonar AE is a PCIe gaming sound card built with high-quality components to satisfy gamers who demand exceptional sound for the best gaming and multimedia experiences. Xonar AE delivers 7.1-channel, 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res audio output with a high 110dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and comes with a built-in 150ohm headphone amplifier that provides rich, detailed sound and defined bass. An exclusive EMI back plate shields static noise for incredibly clear audio.

  • 7.1-channel HD Surround Sound
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit sound
  • 110 dB Signal-to-Analog (SNR) Ratio
  • EMI Backplate with ASUS Hyper Grounding
  • Sonic Studio Software Suite
  • Perfect Voice Technology
  • Integrated 150 ohms headphone amplifier
  • Swappable operational amplifiers
  • Windows compatible


Immersive Audio Optimized for Gaming

Enjoy 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Audio in Cinematic, 7.1-channel Surround

With up to 7.1-channel output and support for 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res audio, Xonar AE lets you enjoy truly cinematic sound while gaming, watching movies, and listening to music.

Swappable Operational Amplifiers - Level-up Your Audio Experience

Xonar AE features a swappable operational amplifier (op-amp), allowing you to customize your listening experience easily - no soldering required!

110dB Signal-to-noise Ratio (SNR)

A Hi-Fi-grade ESS 9023P DAC delivers an exceptional, jitter-free audio signal with a 110dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for 12-times greater clarity than average onboard audio chips.


Integrated Headphone Amplifier Reveals Every Sound Detail

Since many gamers choose to play wearing headphones, Xonar AE features a high-quality, 150ohm headphone amplifier that delivers detailed, immersive sound with punchy, defined bass.


ASUS-Exclusive Sound-Insulation Technology

Hyper Grounding Technology

Exclusive ASUS Hyper Grounding PCB fabrication ensures strong signal insulation to reduce distortion and interference, also known as component crosstalk.


Exclusive EMI Back Plate

Xonar AE is built with an ASUS-exclusive EMI back plate that blocks static noise to provide you with the purest audio experiences.

Total Audio Control

Take Complete Control with Sonic Studio

Xonar AE features the latest Sonic Studio software suite for full control over every sound technology, from equalization (EQ) to 7.1-speaker level-balancing. Sonic Studio has a single navigation page that puts everything in front of you, with an intuitive point-and-click interface that allows you to pre-set audio profiles to suit different audio requirements.

Perfect Voice Technology

Sonic Studio includes controls for Perfect Voice, noise-cancellation technology that eliminates noises for clear in-game communications.

Works Perfectly with Windows 10

Xonar AE is fully compatible with Windows 10 and features Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) support, ensuring a great audio experience with minimal setup hassles.


  • Windows® 10, 32bit/64bit
  • Windows® 8.1, 32bit/64bit
  • Windows® 7, 32bit/64bit
  • Please update your BIOS and drivers to the latest version to support Windows 7


Part Number XONAR AE
Color Black
Chipset Audio Processor: C-Media USB2.0 6632AE High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Audio Performance  
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) 110 dB
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Headphone-out) 108 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) 103 dB
Output THD+N at 1kHz (Front-out) < 0.00158 % (-96 dB)
Input THD+N at 1kHz < 0.0022 % (-93 dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24bit/192KHz input) 10 Hz to 65 KHz
Digital-to-analog Converter(DAC) ESS ES9023P*1 (112dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Cirrus Logic CS4245*1 (104dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Cirrus Logic CS4361*1 (103dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Sample Rate and Resolution  
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/96KHz @ 16bit/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
ASIO 2.2 Driver Support 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 24bit/32bit
Connectivity Wired
Interface PCIe
Analog Output 5 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Headphone out /Front out/Side out/Center-Subwoofer out/Rear out)
Analog Input 1 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
Digital 1 x S/PDIF out (1 x Optical (Toslink))
Special Feature Sonic Studio
Dimensions N/A
Weight N/A

Package Contents

  • Asus Xonar AE 7.1 Gaming Sound Card
  • S/PDIF Optical Adapter
  • Driver CD
  • Quick Start Guide