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Asus audio chips AV66/100/200?

We’ve conducted a mix of performance, signal quality, and blind listening tests to find out. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

Customize The Tech Report Multimedia Previous page Next page. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. It doesn’t monkey around with compressing or ‘enhancing’ the audio on your Blu-ray disc, it just delivers pure, unadulterated HD audio goodness to your speakers or auss.

Asus’ budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed

Keep reading to see how the diet Xonar fares without them. Moving considerably slower than the speed of sound Before we dig into the Xonars, it’s worth taking a moment to expand on why sound cards tend to last so long.


If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post. Asus pegs the card’s overall signal-to-noise rating at dB for the front outputs and dB for the rest. Fat-free ice cream, for example, lacks the all-important creaminess that fat provides. Steam names the best-selling games of Around back, Asus peppers the Xonar’s gold grill with an assortment of ports, including analog front, center, side, and rear channel outputs and microphone and line inputs.

Customize The Tech Report However, ALchemy is a standalone application that must be specifically configured to work with different games.

Dolby Pro-Logic IIx is also on the menu for those who want to up-mix stereo or 5. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

Asus’ Xonar DX sound card – The Tech Report – Page 1

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The fact is today’s multi-core processors have an abundance of horsepower. The result is an almost unholy combination of gangsta and geek that marries the gaudiest trends associated with qsus. Steam names the best-selling games of Deciding between the two may be more a factor of whether you intend to hook up the card to a fancy home-theater receiver or run it through a headset or headphones. We’re at a loss as av2200 why Asus doesn’t have its own name branded across the CMI Creative’s EAX positional audio scheme died years ago.


Tablets Laptops and Netbooks Phones. Finally, an enthusiast’s soundcard that supports PCI-Express is available, some four years after the interconnect’s inception! Asus Apple Sony Google Qv200. That’s reasonably close to the dB SNR rating of the Xonar D2X, especially if you’re mostly going to be listening to stereo content.

Perhaps because the need for hardware acceleration has waned, the flow of new audio processors has slowed to a trickle. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. As one might expect from a high-end sound card, the D2X isn’t cheap.

Asus pimps the port cluster with multicolored LEDs that backlight each port with the appropriate color.