True bit kHz audio playback. Lacking extra op-amps, I was unable to test this feature. Using ALSA, the bit depth and rate will change depending upon the file. The source material also matters. If your onboard sound is produced by the ALC or something similar, then you will benefit from the Xonar DX simply because it produces a cleaner signal with hardly any noise and it features better resistance to EMI in the audio signal. Either give this, http: Of course, I’d be glad to hear otherwise, with a guide to succeeding!

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This sounds more like a gimmick than a practical audio enthusiast option, but I wanted to try it out for myself. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Results 1 to 9 of 9.


A mini-optical plug is included. I value the card itself, and it delivers where it counts. Digital OutputAnalog Outputand Headphones. By default, everything is commented out ; or comments a line. May 30th, 4.

No, this is not the amplifier. Moving the mouse cursor. Personally, I reboot after doing this yes, rebooting is a bad Windows habit.


With Windows 7, the only way that I can switch audio-out from the rear panel jack to the front one is by using the software supplied by ASUS. Apparently the Xonar DX is unable to detect on its own when a headphone is plugged aasus the front panel headphone jack and switch the audio channel to that jack.

The front flap flips up to provide more information. Make sure that no audio is playing when you do this.

I was immensely impressed with the superior audio quality of the Asus Xonar DX sound cardso I thought I would try a lower-priced version: BB code is On. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Bumped the libux cursor?

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Join Date May Beans 7. In fact, it will sound the same as before. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Those with better audio equipment will hear it, but those with lesser, El-Cheapo audio gear will wonder what the fuss is about.

There is one 8-pin DIP socket located on the DSX that lets you replace the existing NEP op-amp with a different type in order to customize the sound signature the card produces.


The Asus Xonar DX is the definite winner. Just plug a cable into each end, and it prevents hum and noise. We can see this in action with a few commands. Which is Faster for a Virtual Machine? MP3s sound flat and dull by comparison — as if part of the color has been bled out. You are commenting using your WordPress. Recall the opening Beep, beep, beep?

Audio-Out With ASUS Xonar DX

The entire goal was to produce better audio for an inexpensive system that utilized the ALC sound system, and the Xonar DSX filled that goal well. The linux-Lite should have the newer kernel for your sound card also. Of course, the source material plays a major role, but having hardware that natively supports it is vital.