The USB or FireWire connector will allow to connect the sound card to a portable computer or a desktop computer externally as any other peripheral device. Network attached storage NAS. Audio Modes Record or Playback. Select stereo and nothing you click upmixes at all. As a gaming board it’s less covetable than an X-Fi. Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 10, TV and Movies by Joan E.

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It’s either mislabelling on Asus’ part or, more likely, it’s still struggling with drivers and is in an essentially unfinished state in Vista for now. David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and Intel chips score a breakthrough.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. No doubt about it though, the Xonar is one fine-looking piece of auss kit. Something feels very, very wrong about acclaiming a sound card for its looks.

Surprisingly, our sample tunes sounded slightly better on the Xonar than they did on the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty used for comparison. Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 10, Our initial suspicions that it was just a glorified embiggening of the boggo integrated soundchips on Asus motherboards quickly proved ill-founded. Bags for digital cameras.

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. Audio Output Sound Output Mode.


Xonar D2/PM Driver & Tools | Sound Cards | ASUS USA

Interface PCI The s2 of connecting the sound card to the computer. Lenovo has found people buy its Qualcomm-powered always-connected PCs more for their long battery life than the fact they’re always connected. There’s no such function here, but still, compressed music sounds lustrous enough that you’d be fooled into thinking you’re listening to CD rather than MP3.

Min Hard Drive Space. Over recent years, Ashs has left a firm mark on the consumer pc market with a strong and ever growing list of reputable and reliable products, these including some of the best notebooks and graphics cards out there.

ASUS Xonar D2/PM – sound card Series

In fact, the latest Windows positively castrates it. But enough jaffing off about the Xonar’s appearance – what does it sound like? Select 6 or 8 channel even for stereo content and then turn on the ‘7. Phones by Shara Tibken Dec 6, Again, it’s the sort of difference you’re unlikely to notice in practice unless you’re actively listening for it, but the X-Fi’s definitely the one to go for if you want the best-available gaming sound. Creative pulls it back 2d 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.

Mobile by Shara Tibken Dec 6, Version 2 can only process 32 simultaneous voices as opposed to version 5’sand the latter can also apply more different effects at once, as well as having more types ppm choose from in the first place. 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.


ASUS Xonar D2 Ultra Fidelity Sound Card

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Xonar’s ability to upmix stereo content to 5. You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

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.

System Requirements Details Processor Speed. This ain’t no fan, despite appearances – it’s a ‘stylish EMI shield’. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. 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.

TV and Movies by Joan E. Against Silly money, broken in Vista.

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