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Using the ASUS Xonar Essence STX Under Linux

by Rob Williams on October 20, 2009 in Sound Cards

Crave high-end audio, but use Linux? The situation surrounding this has been bad in the past, but that’s not so much the case now, especially where ASUS’ Xonar family of cards are concerned, including the headphone-specific Essence STX. Thanks to dedicated developers, the support today is just about as good as the audio quality.


ASUS Xonar Essence STX

by Rory Buszka on April 6, 2009 in Sound Cards

The majority of the high-end PC audio cards targeted at enthusiasts typically focus on multi-channel performance, with a variety of decoding modes, DSP enhancements, and other features tossed in. The Xonar Essence STX from ASUS has an entirely different focus – delivering audiophile-quality stereo output.


ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Sound Card

by Rory Buszka on May 28, 2008 in Sound Cards

ASUS finally antes up to the bang-for-the-buck table with a value-priced product in their Xonar family of performance audio cards. It’s got a solid feature set, and debuts with ASUS’ new DS3D GX 2.0 environmental DSP, but does it break new ground in the price/performance department?


ASUS Xonar U1 USB Audio Station

by Matthew Harris on November 28, 2007 in Sound Cards

Own a notebook and not impressed with the onboard sound solution? Would you like the ability to be a bit more “hands on” with your audio? Do you want something that’s different than what everyone else has? ASUS might just have the answer for you.


Auzentech X-Fi Prelude

by Matthew Harris on October 2, 2007 in Sound Cards

Finally! We are beginning to see Creative’s chipset offerings being used in other manufacturers sound cards. The first such product is Auzentech’s X-Fi Prelude, which we have on the test bench today. Though it excels in some regards, we find out that it has a lot of room for improvement.

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