- Shipping Weight: 113 g
- Item model number: XONAR_DG
- ASIN: B0045JHJSS
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 13 2011
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,409 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Asus PCI 5.1 Channel Headphone Amp and Audio Card XONAR_DG
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- Audio Performance: Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 105 dB; Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted)
- Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input): andlt;10Hz to 48KHz; Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage: 1 Vrms (3 Vp-p);
- Audio Processor: C-Media CMI8786 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 96KHz/24bit); 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: 1x Cirrus-Logic
- 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: 1x Cirrus Logic CS4245 (104dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit);
- Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96KHz at 16/24bit; S/PDIF
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Installation is about as simple as you'd expect - disable on-board audio in the BIOS, pop out the corresponding backplate on your case and insert the DG. You do have to swap the front audio port headers from your motherboard to the DG too but that's a relatively simple process.
Drivers are quick to install too and the card sounds much better than my on-board, which had been acceptable to my ears other than the crackling. The DG has no such crackling, and headphones in particular (Monoprice's DJ cans are my only trial so far) sound absolutely fantastic. I suppose that is to be expected given that the DG is marketed primarily as a headphone amp.
Only issue that has popped up are a handful of crashes to the desktop from within older games where the audio is stuck in a loop, with restarting being the only option to fix it. They are rare enough to not be much of a concern but a quick peek online suggests that others have this issue too and it's not yet fixed with the newest DG drivers.
Make sure you have audio equipment that is capable of hearing the improved quality, if you're using really low quality speakers/headphones chances are it won't make a difference.
Basically my verdict is, if you aren't an audiophile (if you are get an 80$+ sound card) and you are still using onboard, this is cheap and the sound quality boost is worth every penny.
where as Asus never lets me down.
Under the XONAR DG Audio Center be sure to change the 'Analog Out' settings to 'Headphones' and hit the little (hammer?) to set to 'Pro gaming mode or for 32-64ohm headsets'. If you haven't done this you're not taking full advantage of the onboard amp.
Most recent customer reviews
Pretty good sound card for the money. I do prefer the Realtek's Dolby graphics driver, it allows you to set Windows to always be in 5. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris Weidmark
Sounds a lot better than my default sound card. Easy to install, would recommend.Published 8 months ago by Bailey Johnson
This is my second for my other pc ... an excellent value with the addition of a S/PDIF for a fiber optic connection.Published 19 months ago by Cygord
I'd been using onboard HD Audio ever since my old Audigy 2 started acting wonky. Is there a HUGE improvement over onboard? Read morePublished 20 months ago by P. Jourdenais