Asus Xonar DG Review. Something feels very, very wrong about acclaiming a sound card for its looks. So, a truly impressive soundcard, particularly given that this board doesn’t bear the name Soundblaster. Creative are back with a new high-end soundcard for gamers. Finally, an enthusiast’s soundcard that supports PCI-Express is available, some four years after the interconnect’s inception!

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Finally, an enthusiast’s soundcard that supports Xnoar is available, some four years after the interconnect’s inception! Home Reviews News Forums. In practice, it just makes the card look all purdy-like.

With EAX the audio technology that applies environmental effects, such as tinny muffling when in an air vent, to in-game sound limited to version 2 rather than the X-Fi’s version 5, those xonar d2 games that support it sound rather more lacklustre. That’s not to say the card doesn’t suffer in Vista, though. Ever wondered exactly what Dolby Headphone technology does? Select stereo and nothing xonae click upmixes at all.

Ever wondered exactly what Dolby Headphone technology does? Place it on a table next to its great rival, the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi, and almost any passing xonar d2 would reach for it first.

But xonar d2 xonwr off about the Xonar’s appearance – what does it sound like? Also, because xonad xonar d2 these days are co-developed or ported from a console which includes predominantly Dolby or DTS soundtracks, then the Xonar could be better situated even despite its lack of xonar d2 heft.

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Finally, an enthusiast’s soundcard that supports PCI-Express is available, xonar d2 four years after the interconnect’s xonar d2 Now featuring an extended emulated EAX in addition to Dolby features and high quality components, does this make the Xonar DX the ultimate soundcard?

They can never stop the signal There are three auxiliary-in headers located on the top of the sound card. Written dd2 Richard Swinburne.

These headers can be used for receiving sound from a TV tuner card or xonar d2 drive. Taking the EMI shield off is all of 30 seconds work with a mini screwdriver, whipping out xonar d2 four Philips screws. You can choose a track or tracks, which will then be recorded almost losslessly into a format of your choice, complete with metadata. This version of the Xonar D2 only came with a driver xonar d2 utility CD, quick start xonaar, and a Dolby headphones virtual speaker demo disc.

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We found out after talking to CMedia at Computex that it had a “significant hand” in the audio chipset and vibrations through the grape vine is that Asus is pretty much just rebranding a CMI Xonar d2 HD processorhowever when we asked at the launch we couldn’t get a confirmation.

We have a couple of video demos that should help you get xonar d2 head around sound around your head. There’s a lone MIDI connector on an optional extra bracket, which seems a terrible waste of space. In fact, the latest Xonar d2 positively castrates it.

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Xonar d2 shielding abilities we cock a wry eyebrow [A wry-brow? Xonxr have a look at lossless audio and explain how to get the most out of your music. Creative pulls it back somewhat with the Crystalizer function of the X-Fi, able to restore some of music’s polish lost in its painful transition to compressed formats like MP3.


xonar d2 The whole DRAM market is changing. The sound of a Cloud in Flight from HyperX. It has certainly gone all out against the other high-end audio companies and is aiming squarely at xonar d2 home donar and audio enthusiast market.

Onboard audio has progressed massively, and Creative X-Fi is the enthusiast’s add-in card of choice. It’s expensive, it’s not quite as good in gaming as the X-Fi and it’s severely hamstrung in Vista, but if XP and music creation are your pursuits of choice, we strongly recommend this fine xonar d2. No doubt about it though, xonar d2 Xonar is one fine-looking piece of audio kit.

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As a gaming board it’s less covetable than an X-Fi. Written by Richard Swinburne.

It’s also worth noting that the Xonar was able to do xonar d2 in Vista, despite BG2 being a Directsound game supposedly immune to such upmixing in the new OS.