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ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card

B&H # ASXDG Mfr # XONAR DG
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Product Highlights
  • Built-in Headphone Amp
  • 3 Gain Modes
  • Dolby Headphone 5.1
  • GX2.5 Gaming Engine

The Xonar DG Sound Card from ASUS provides high-quality sound and a variety of features to bring out the best in your music, movies, and games. The card has a built-in headphone amp to enhance sound detail. There are 3 selectable gain modes for VoIP, Pro Gaming, and Exciter mode, allowing you to pick the best mode for your application.

Dolby Headphone 5.1 technology provides a surround sound experience with standard headphones and stereo speakers to put you right in the middle of your audio. The GX2.5 audio engine provides realistic 3D audio effects, allowing up to 128 effects to be played simultaneously.

The built-in headphone amp enhances sound detail to bring out the nuances in your soundtrack
There are 3 selectable gain modes for VoIP, Pro Gaming, and Exciter mode, allowing you to pick the best mode for your application and headphone impedance
Dolby Headphone 5.1 technology provides a surround sound experience with standard headphones and stereo speakers to put you right in the middle of your audio
The GX2.5 audio engine provides realistic 3D audio effects, allowing up to 128 effects to be played simultaneously
Vocal effects include VoiceEX, ChatEX, and Magic Voice, allowing you to alter your voice 1
A smart volume normalizer function normalizes the volume of all audio sources to a constant level
The Xear 3D virtual speaker shifter provides you with adjustable virtual 7.1 speaker positioning
Karaoke functions include pitch shifting, vocal cancellation, and mic echo effects
FlexBass provides you with a professional bass management and enhancement system
A 10-band equalizer and 27 environmental effects are also provided
Performance
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Output: 105dB
Input: 103dB
Crosstalk Not Specified by Manufacturer
THD + Noise Output: 0.0025%
Input: 0.0022%
Frequency Response < 10Hz to 48kHz
Channel Playback 5.1
Conversion 24-bit AD/DA
Recording 16/24-bit @ 44.1/48/96kHz
S/PDIF Output Yes, Optical
Input/Output Connectors
Audio 1 x Mic/Line 3.5mm Input
3 x 3.5mm Outputs
1 x 4-Pin Aux In
MIDI None
General
Compliant Standards PCI v2.2 or Above
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, or 7
ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Driver CD
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSXonar DG Sound Card
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio quality (19)
    • Easy to install (15)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Reliable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (17)
      • Music (14)
      • Multimedia (13)
      • Gaming (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (11), Gamer (7), Audiophile (5), Power user (5), Professional (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      WAYYY Better than Realtek Onboard

      I was scared at first because I thought "$ for a sound card? This will be bad". I was really interested in the Dolby Headphone technology, and I thought that...Read complete review

      I was scared at first because I thought "$ for a sound card? This will be bad". I was really interested in the Dolby Headphone technology, and I thought that it won't be that "surround".Now that I got it, I actually changed my mind. Yes, a true 5.1 speaker set-up will still be better, but WOWW. Pairing it up with my Turtle Beach X12, these sounded GREAT.For the BEST Sound Quality, install it as far from your Graphics Card. EMI from the graphics card causes buzzing/white noise that is ONLY noticeable when you mute a graphics heavy game. Other than that, IT'S GREAT! BUY IT IF YOU ARE STILL USING ONBOARD AND A PAIR OF HEADPHONES.It's really good...Don't know how to summarize it better. I've had a true 5.1 usb headset before, and I could say this plus my X12 is better.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good low end card.

      I needed something a notch up from onboard quality for speech recognition, so my concern is the mic input quality, which is perfect for my app.

      I could not get...Read complete review

      I needed something a notch up from onboard quality for speech recognition, so my concern is the mic input quality, which is perfect for my app.

      I could not get it to run on Linux with the ALSA driver. This is not ASUS's fault, since they make no Linux compatibility claim.

      Works perfectly on Windows 7. The driver software was somewhat confusing. I wound up letting Windows search the CD. In Sound>Recording, Aux and Stereo Mix show "Currently Unavailable". I am able to record "what I hear" with Audacity, a major requirement for me.

      I probably would not pay the regular price for this piece. If you need to have a new card for testing your PC or connected equipment, and then be left with a decent card, this is the one--on sale.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By Sam Spade

      from CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Audio Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Gaming
        • Multimedia
        • Music

        Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

        105dB SNR for $ (plus an Asus rebate of $)A few hiccups when installing the drivers on XP, but everything eventually installed nicely after reseating the card and uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers once or twice.

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        5.0

        Love the Sound

        By In for the Win!

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Audio Quality
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gaming
          • Multimedia
          • Music

          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

          Just as advertise, I love the ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card. The sound is beautifully distributed.

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          5.0

          Works with Win7 64 Bit !!!

          By baloce

          from San Diego, California

          About Me Power user

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Audio Quality

          Cons

          • The Right Pci Slot Needed

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Gaming
          • Multimedia
          • Music

          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

          I needed a sound card which works with Windows 7 64-Bit; this one does. I had a Turtle Beach Montego and it is not supported. I looked all around and read many reviews. I was surprised to read incompatibility issues between sound cards and Win7 64Bit. But, finally a review like this one explained that the ASUS Xonar DG does work with Win7 64 Bit and sounds great. It's true. It does. And, it is supported on ASUS website. And, the price at B&H cannot be beat! B&H Photo always comes through!-Note: The Xonar DG install did not go in on the first try. For whatever reason, it did not like the first PCI slot I put it in. I moved to another and voila! All's good.Asus M5A88- V EVO AM3+AMD FX-4100 Zambezi8GB G.Skill Ripjaws SeriesEVGA GeForce Gt 430WD 1TB Caviar Black 7200 RPM

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          4.0

          as good as cheap

          By Kermes LePerse

          from St-Felix-de-Valois, Quebec

          About Me Casual User, Gamer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Gaming
            • Multimedia
            • Music

            Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

            I bought this sound card cause the original hd audio driver that came with my mother board was not compatible with some new microsoft updates on windows xp sp3. Whit Asus, you are sure to take the best decision at a reasonable price.

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            5.0

            "A lot of bang for the buck"

            By Larry the tech

            from St. Charles, IL

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Audio Quality
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Multimedia
              • Music

              Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

              I use the Xonar DG sound card to replace the "on-board" OEM sound device that was part of the mother board. The sound quality is excellent and the board has allowed me to use my computer for digital communications via amateur radio. The on-board card was too limited. I would highly recommend the sound card for its quality and reasonable price.

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              5.0

              Good basic sound card

              By BlueInRed

              from Redmond, WA

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Audio Quality
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                Easy to install and inexpensive. There is a TOS-Link S/PDIF connector for digital output, but no optical digital input connector. It is not a PCI-Express device but a conventional PCI device. Good sound card for the price.

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                5.0

                does the job

                By garyb

                from bellingham, wa

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Audio Quality
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Music

                  Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                  ...and nicely too. With the rebate, it's virtually free. Was altogether skeptical reading user reviews that stated a clear and significant improvement in audio quality over the motherboard audio. Well, tis so. Wonderfully obvious. Cant say enough about B&H also. Fast shipping and got it here in one piece. Would certainly purchase from them again...

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                  5.0

                  WAYYY Better than Realtek Onboard

                  By RJ

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Casual User, Gamer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Audio Quality
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Gaming
                    • Multimedia
                    • Music

                    Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                    I was scared at first because I thought "$ for a sound card? This will be bad". I was really interested in the Dolby Headphone technology, and I thought that it won't be that "surround".Now that I got it, I actually changed my mind. Yes, a true 5.1 speaker set-up will still be better, but WOWW. Pairing it up with my Turtle Beach X12, these sounded GREAT.For the BEST Sound Quality, install it as far from your Graphics Card. EMI from the graphics card causes buzzing/white noise that is ONLY noticeable when you mute a graphics heavy game. Other than that, IT'S GREAT! BUY IT IF YOU ARE STILL USING ONBOARD AND A PAIR OF HEADPHONES.It's really good...Don't know how to summarize it better. I've had a true 5.1 usb headset before, and I could say this plus my X12 is better.

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                    5.0

                    B&H All The Way

                    By Comrades94

                    from Niagara Falls, NY

                    About Me Audiophile, Casual User, Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Audio Quality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Gaming
                      • Multimedia
                      • Music

                      Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                      I recently rebuilt an older computer and I needed a new sound card. I heard alot of good things about the Asus Xonar DG Sound Card so I went to...where else! B&H Photo. The card is as advertised and B&H continues its exemplary service. A++

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                      4.0

                      Good Product, software necessary

                      By David

                      from Florida

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Good Audio Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                          Installed in an older computer that has a fresh Windows 7 install, and the old audio hardware is not compatible with the new OS. Asus software is necessary for Windows 7 intallation; Windows 7 does not have a built-in driver. It appears that to mute or unmute, the software must be opened; there is no right-click solution as there is with hardware recognized by Windows.

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                          3.0

                          Good low end card.

                          By Not shot out yet

                          from NY

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Audio Quality
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                          • Unified micline inputs

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                          I needed something a notch up from onboard quality for speech recognition, so my concern is the mic input quality, which is perfect for my app.

                          I could not get it to run on Linux with the ALSA driver. This is not ASUS's fault, since they make no Linux compatibility claim.

                          Works perfectly on Windows 7. The driver software was somewhat confusing. I wound up letting Windows search the CD. In Sound>Recording, Aux and Stereo Mix show "Currently Unavailable". I am able to record "what I hear" with Audacity, a major requirement for me.

                          I probably would not pay the regular price for this piece. If you need to have a new card for testing your PC or connected equipment, and then be left with a decent card, this is the one--on sale.

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                          3.0

                          Has installation bug as you will find

                          By loading

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Audio Quality

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Install

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                          Weird install bug. Had to install twice. Googling will show a few have had issue as well.

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                          5.0

                          ITS GREAT

                          By ubernplumb

                          from naple , fl

                          About Me Gamer, Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Gaming
                            • Multimedia
                            • Music

                            Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                            LOVE IT THIS CARD, pumps these 5.1 digital logitechs nice,

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                            5.0

                            Great Sounding Card and Great Service

                            By Keith

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Audio Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                Not only is this an inexpensive sound card that dramatically improves onboard sound, the quick and good service from BH is better than the major competitors.

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                                5.0

                                Xonar DG

                                By IamWardicus

                                from Toledo, OH

                                About Me Gamer, Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Audio Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Gaming
                                  • Multimedia
                                  • Music

                                  Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                  Love this sound card excellent for the budget minded and simple gaming / movies. I'd rather get a creative labs Titanium or Titanium HD if I did more First Person Shooter style games as they're more feature rich, but this card is excellent!

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent value

                                  By Ryan

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Audiophile, Gamer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Audio Quality
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Gaming
                                    • Multimedia
                                    • Music

                                    Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                    For those with headphones that would appreciate the little extra driving power, nothing can beat the value of this card.

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                                    4.0

                                    A good card!

                                    By kiteman

                                    from Bend, OR

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                      A great card for the money. I installed drivers and sound was real low on the net. Next day the sound was fine. Need to reboot computer after driver install.

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                                      4.0

                                      Xonar DG Sound Card by Asus Review

                                      By Timl94

                                      from Seattle WA area

                                      About Me Casual User, Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Audio Quality
                                      • Reliable Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Multimedia
                                        • Music

                                        Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                        The mother board sound went out on my computer so I needed a sound card. The Xonar DG isa great product. It seems to work well, installation was just OK. For some reason installation failed the first time. Had to uninstall and try again. It worked the second time.
                                        The Analog output has several choices and it kept defaulting to FP headphones which was frustrating since I have 2 speakers. It was not obvious at all how to get the Xonar DG to default to 2 speakers but alas, now it does and I have no clue as to why but glad that it is. Over all nice board and control panels and options

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Product.

                                        By Fred

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Gamer, Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Audio Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use

                                          Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                          Its a good sound card for the price. good quality sound and easy installation.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Sound for the Value

                                          By Myno11

                                          from San Ramon, CA

                                          About Me Gamer, Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Audio Quality
                                          • Reliable Performance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Gaming
                                            • Multimedia
                                            • Music

                                            Comments about ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card:

                                            It's my 2nd Asus Xonar DG. I bought these sound cards for Dolby Headpones & Headphones Amp. It's sound better than MB output. Great Job Asus.

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