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    Is ASUS Xonar DGX going to reign supreme for all eternity?

    As someone who is not big on audio, but as someone who does want something better than built-in onboard stuff, ASUS Xonar DGX seems like the one and only choice. It's cheap and its UNi Xonar drivers allow for exceptionally low latencies when it comes to drivers, even though they are old... Is this how it's going to stay? I want an upgrade, but to what? Creative is out of the question - driver latencies on it are horrid...
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    Onboard audio has come a long way, especially with what you get on your Maximus X Hero. The sound you have now can rival some dedicated sound cards from yesteryear, and the software makes the audio more suitable for gaming. Take into consideration the amount of shielding you need to avoid interference when dedicated sound cards are placed right next to high-powered graphics cards. Also, keep in mind that if your headset or speakers aren't capable of reproducing that extra clarity, the extra money isn't well-spent. The amount of money you need to invest in order to obtain that level of sound quality is really quite substantial.
    Last edited by MasterC@ASUS; 11-07-2018 at 02:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ASUS View Post
    Onboard audio has come a long way, especially with what you get on your Maximus X Hero. The sound you have now can rival some dedicated sound cards from yesteryear, and the software makes the audio more suitable for gaming. Take into consideration the amount of shielding you need to avoid interference when dedicated sound cards are placed right next to high-powered graphics cards. Also, keep in mind that if your headset or speakers aren't capable of reproducing that extra clarity, the extra money isn't well-spent. The amount of money you need to invest in order to obtain that level of sound quality is really quite substantial.
    I hear and compared all news realtek codecs from alc 662 to 1220(from low cost motherboards to prety expensive),and all cant stand againts c-media codecs which is on asus xonar cards and other manufacturers.

    Realtek so called qualty and hd audio is only on paper.
    Why Asus still packing crappy and basic nahimic audio enhancer(aka Sonic Studio 3) with xonar/strix cards with which many users have problems,when C-Media have full featured Xear Audio software?

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