Update Unrecognized Zip Code. But i found this actually isn’t the case. Very happy customer here. Originally packed with this device is an array of accessories to let you get the most of your new technology. There is no digital input.

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Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Agree that this Card is a decent value. I invested a lot time and money in purchasing various DACs and asis cards so far to find the better ones with easy to use, apply with other devices and convenient to set up to enjoy the music and the movies. But noticed that My realtek spdif sounded like crap!!! This sample rate means that you can experience great sound no matter what type of speakers you use.

Super clean sound, no noise at all.

ASUS Xonar Essence ST/STX soundcards |

Where the River Goes. On the card’s exterior is a vertical array of jacks.

I popped this Asus sound card right in and was instantly amazed. I hooked up to computer using toslink I prefer because there is no possibility of static and the difference in playing Pandora bit rate internet xonat was instantly noticeable.


This SNR can ensure that this device outputs great sounds on both your speakers and headphones. I found a small improvement by running a co-axial into a dedicated DAC.

This is an amazing sound card that you can ever have. Bonus Recording of November Swappable op-amps are fun and cheap to tinker with. The Essence looks like any other soundcard, with one important difference: Ignore the USB comment above.

124 dB SNR / Headphone Amp card for Audiophiles!

The first thing you can notice on this board is the Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors. Roon Labs Roon v. Gamers can love the Magic Voice technology embedded within the device. I primarily use the card for gaming and some music. Any microphone connected to this audio card can take advantage of this technology. Its analog output circuitry is shielded by a grounded metal cover, this anodized black with a stylized image of a Chinese tiger printed in gold.

These gold capacitors can offer an unrivaled level of audio quality thanks to their state of the art etching technology. It’s like having a high-end dac and a transport on a sound card! It even comes packed with a typical set of measurements, taken with the same Audio Precision SYS measuring system that I use. Overall the Asus Xonar ST eclipses it by a tad. See any errors on this page?


What I think is happening is this: Which is contrary to what most people write about spdif. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great hardware, drivers not so much I needed a sound card with built in amp to better drive my Sennheiser PC headphones.

You may also like. Life, Love, Songs, and Pianos. Recording of December I listen to online streaming audio and iTunes and could not believe the difference in the Asus card vs. The software can do many fancy things but is busy with blinky lights and knobs.