Asus Apple Sony Google Valve. Meanwhile, the DSX offers home-theater users a replaceable op-amp, support for more output channels, and the ability to encode multichannel digital bitstreams in real-time. The difference is that Asus claims it hand picks the best chips and labels them AV to ensure better quality, however others dispute this fact – stating that they either work or they don’t as simple digital processors and the analogue processing is done elsewhere. How do the two compare, and more importantly, how good do they sound? If this is the case, which OEM chips are these 3 rebranded Asus chips based on?
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Likely same chip rebranded 3 different times. 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.
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asu The Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer is a recent addition to the very popular X-Fi family, but for its very affordable price, is it worthy of investment if you’re an “xtreme” gamer? We’ve had plenty of output channels and real-time encoding options for quite some time, leaving few reasons for fresh silicon.
Creative’s EAX positional audio scheme died years ago. We’ve conducted a mix of performance, signal quality, and blind listening tests to find out.
Asus has hit the sound card market with all guns blazing, but should the mighty Creative start sweating as another computing behemoth lands the heavyweight Xonar D2 into the PC audio market? Asus soundcard launches, gets a name. 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. Good sound cards tend to last through multiple upgrade cycles, too. Bridged solutions aren’t quite as slick as native ones, of course, but av2200 yet to see any issues related to Asus’ use of the PLX chips.
To get a closer look at the Xonar, we have to remove the EMI shield.
Asus’ Xonar DX sound card
At first, I was tempted to write off the bling as another useless cosmetic treatment. The difference is that Asus claims it hand picks the best chips and labels them AV to ensure better quality, however others dispute this fact – stating that they either work or they don’t as simple digital processors and the analogue processing is done elsewhere.
Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Don’t pay too much attention to the names silk-screened onto the chips, though; they’re the very same C-Media Oxygen HD audio processor under the hood.
Bridging may not be as elegant as a native implementation, asuz we’ve seen bridge chips used successfully in graphics cards and hard drives with no ill effects, so there’s nothing to worry about here. Asus uses a different mix of complementary digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion silicon on each card. And Diet Coke, well, that just tastes wrong. LG HU85L projector needs av20 two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Some of them have Dolby, others have DTS. The cheapest gaming sound card is worth getting just to avoid audio incompatibility issues.
Customize The Tech Report The published signal-to-noise ratios of each card give us a general sense of their overall signal quality. The Xonar DX’s AV audio processor may differ from the AV in name only, but that’s not the case with the card’s other onboard components.
Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Creative’s latest X-Fis can handle up to concurrent 3D voices at higher definition sampling rates and resolutions. How do the two compare, and more importantly, how good do they sound? Multimedia Previous page Next page. Asus’ new Xonar rings in at half the cost of the D2X, and the card itself is half the size.
While it’s not listed in the chart, we should note that the Xonar DX retains the D2X’s support for Dolby Headphone and Virtual Speaker, er, virtualization schemes that simulate 5. Multimedia Previous page Next page.
To be frank, the market for them has largely stagnated.