System Requirements OS Required. All this remains to be seen but top marks right off the bat for having a crack at Creative who in my opinion have had far too much leg room in the sound card arena. A final note on a very handy bonus. No doubt about it though, the Xonar is one fine-looking piece of audio kit. Bags for digital cameras. For wholesome enjoyment of sound the speakers support of the sound card has to correspond to the number of channels of your playback devices or be higher.

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No doubt about it though, the Xonar is one fine-looking piece of audio kit. We break it down. But enough jaffing off about the Xonar’s appearance – what does it azus like? Either way, though XP is gogogo, we’d recommend very strongly against buying this card just yet if you have made the Vista leap.

Awkward enough in theory, but in practice even worse. Now they are extending their portfolio even further by throwing the gauntlet down to Creative and attempting to challenge them at their own favourite event; maybe even leaving with a gold medal too. Audio Output Sound Output Mode.

ASUS Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity Sound Card

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Surprisingly, our sample tunes sounded slightly better on the Xonar than they did on the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty used for comparison. Select 6 or 8 channel even for stereo content and then turn on the ‘7. Don’t cut the cord on cable like a rookie The 3: As a gaming board it’s less covetable than an X-Fi.

Against Silly money, broken in Vista. Min Hard Drive Space.

ASUS Xonar D2/PM – sound card Series

Bags for digital cameras. Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche by Ty Pendlebury.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The USB or FireWire connector will allow to connect the sound card to a portable wsus or a desktop computer externally as any other peripheral device.

So, a truly impressive soundcard, particularly given that this board doesn’t bear the name Soundblaster.

Its shielding abilities we cock a wry eyebrow [A wry-brow? Creative have the Alchemy app to fix this for X-Fi cards, but no such is available for the Xonar and, clearly, neither is one needed.

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Subscribe to our Newsletter. There’s a limited number of inputs though – for the price – and to be treated seriously for music production, this really needs a break-out box brimming with jacks of all shapes and sizes.

Audio Max Sampling Rate.

Asus Xonar D2/PM + BF GAME (XONAR D2/PM/A)

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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.

There’s a lone MIDI connector on an optional extra bracket, which seems a terrible waste of space. 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 few games that support it sound rather more lacklustre.

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