I find it odd to include these since most folks would opt to use the optical cable to transfer raw data and let the receiver do the decoding. Good service well within their lead times, had an item out of stock which was then upgraded for free to keep delivery on time. The Item is built to order. While quoting DAC numbers do tend to give you an idea of sound quality, it is a fallacy to trust them. Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche by Ty Pendlebury. Latest News Latest Videos.

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Bits are basically bits e2 it souund the DAC. Go D value as well. Solsman Dec 12, This card as been out a wilebut i found it really good, to give justice to my build ,and also because i am always tempted by new hardware, i upgrade from my dg 5. There are three auxiliary-in headers located on the top of the sound card. Sound has to pass through a lot of circuits before it reaches your ears.

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Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 10, Gaming by Lori Grunin Dec 13, Star Rating 9 reviews. This connector is typically used by sound producers and other recording enthusiasts. Cadd Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card and U1 USB Audio Station Reviews

The op-amps do have a significant role in taking the output of the DAC and turning it into sound that carrd speakers can use, though. And without Creative drivers on my system i swear Windows shutsdown, resatarts and hibernates fater.

This card is excellent. I’ve seen other versions of this card come with several other software programs and applications.

New item that you can order before we receive stock. Asus chose sund non-replaceable route and not a bad idea considering the some-disassembly-required nature of the D2Xand soldered the op-amps directly onto the board. Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche by Ty Pendlebury.

ASUS Xonar D2/PM – sound card Series

If you are pondering buying this card just do it. The headphone output comes with its own DAC and adjustable gain settings, making the U7 capable of driving just about any pair of headphones to ear-splitting levels.

Along with my Logitech Z’s, music, movies and games sound truly excellent. Never going back to Creative – no popping or crackling, well happy. The EMI shield has a matte-black finish, and the inner circle glows orange during use.


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Gamers are not quite as strict as the audiophile market place, we would still suggest they like to have great sound, xsus all a great game is just that much better with high quality surround sound or headphone based audio immersing you into the action. The shield provides adequate protection against interference to ensure the audio output is stable.

Ok plp had to get new sound card as bf3 gave me bsod because of the sound card on my motherboard. It has replaced a SB Titanium Fatality pci-ex card. The D2X does the usual 7. So I took the plunge and asuz so glad I did!

David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and Intel chips score a breakthrough. The latest drivers from the ASUS support pages also worked first time. Decent price, kept me updated with progress, well packed and they chucked in some dound System Requirements OS Required.