The Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card rings out a loud bang in your computer gaming experience. It provides impressive sound quality that is strikingly top-notch for its price.

The sound card is equipped with the innovative home theater technology from Dolby which brings you realistic and mind-blowing audio and sound.

Experience Surround Sound with Dolby

You can hear every detail such as footsteps and explosions with this sound card installed in your system. It is abundant with features, each of which uniquely enhances the sound quality your computer produces, through whatever medium.

 Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card One of its features, the Dolby Digital Live, formats any audio signal on the personal computer in real-time to Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1 surround sounds to your home theater environment using only one single S/PDIF connection. You and your friends will definitely love the clear and remarkable sound your home theater will produce.

But if you’re not up to sharing music with everybody else, you can let yourself get lost with the Dolby® Headphone technology. This allows you to listen to music, enjoy an action movie or play exciting computer games with the dramatic 5.1-channel surround or realistic 3D spacious effects through any set of stereo headphones. Put the headphones on and forget about the outside world. With Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card, the amazing sound quality will not change even between different sound sources.

Okay, so say your computer system only comes with two speakers, and you’re afraid you won’t experience the same sound quality as that of a home theater. With Dolby® Virtual Speaker you can. This is another cool feature of the Asus sound card. The virtual speaker produces a highly realistic 5.1-speaker surround sound listening environment even if you have only a couple of speakers.

How about a seamless, natural surround sound field? Dolby Pro-Logic IIx is responsible for creating those accurate and convincing sounds. This processes any native stereo or 5.1-channel audio into a 6.1- or 7.1- channel output to produce sensational sounds.

It seems like the Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card is specially designed to be used by computer gamers. It has the DirectSound 3D GX 2.0 which supports environmental audio extension (EAX) gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions on Windows Vista. This is also DirectX/DirectSound 3D compatible, so you are assured of high-quality sound, especially on your gaming action. The VocalFX technology also adds spice to your gaming experience. This is the latest vocal effect technology for gaming and Voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP). It has VoiceEX, which produces life-filled environmental reverberation for your voice in EAX games.

Communicate with your online allies with spunk and style, thanks to ChatEX. This emulates different background environment effects when you chat online. But Magic Voice is probably the coolest feature. It can change your voice pitch to different types to disguise your real voice or just for fun in online chatting! You can talk as a scary monster or a cute little bunny. The fun is virtually limitless!

Hardware-wise, the front panel audio connectors are a great advantage. They allow users to easily connect headphones and desktop microphones to the front of the case. Now, you don’t need to reach behind the PC to connect headphones or microphones.

And for a sound card in this price range, the Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 is definitely a gem. Enjoy hard-core gaming sound effects, thanks to this sound card’s impressive features and stunning sound quality.

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Contributed by Jamaica Pascual, Product Reviewer