Asus Xonar DG 5.1 Surround Sound Card with Built in Headphone Amp

sound cardXonar DG Head phone Amplifier 5.1 PCI Sound Card— Hear all, dominate all!
The Xonar DG is the latest addition to the already outstanding Xonar range and is optimized for Immersive Gaming through Precision Audio at an affordable price. The Xonar DG sound card offers a combination of the Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround feature, ASUS own GX 2.5 gaming audio engine providing EAX 5.0 support in even the latest Windows 7 operating system and an on-board headset amplifier with 3 settings for fine tuning, these result in the best in class accuracy and deep audio that brings every sound to reality, making the new Xonar DG an ideal sound card for gamers who want to dominate their opponents and get closer to the action, after all there are no points for second place.
Key specification:
– PCI Interface
– 105Dba SNR Audio Clarity
– ASIO 2.0 Driver Support:
– mini jack *3 (Front/Side/Center-Subwoofer)
– mini jack *1 (Line-In/Mic-In)
– Aux-In (4-pin header on the card)
– Digital S/PDIF Output
– Front-Panel Audio Header
– Windows7/ Vista/XP(32/64bit)supported
– Dolby Headphone, GX 2.5 ,Smart Volume Normalizer, VocalFX, Karaoke,FlexBass, More
– 64.39*170.44mm

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Description

– Built-in Headphone AMP
— Powers up every sound detail in gaming
— 3 gain modes for different usage scenarios
– Dolby® Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging
– GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects
Optimized for Immersive Gaming Action through Precision Audio
The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with ASUS’ own GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headset amplifier. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DG an ideal sound card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their play environments.

Built-in Headphone AMP

  • Powers up every sound detail in gaming
  • 3 headphone Amp gain modes for different usage scenarios

– VOIP mode
Specialized for VOIP headsets. Providing clear communication and music enjoyment.
– Pro-gaming mode
Adding extra dynamics in higher frequencies for enhanced audio positioning.
– Exciter mode
Immerse in the game with more powerful bass punch and fuller sound field.

How to Use an External Sound Card

Although not as common as internal sound cards and integrated audio chipsets, external sound cards offer a mobile audio option that can be used with multiple computer systems on the fly. The specifications of external sound cards vary, although all of them feature at least one speaker jack and one microphone jack. Some external sound cards support 5.1 surround-sound or 7.1 surround-sound speaker configurations. While most external sound cards interface with the computer via a USB port, some plug into laptop’s PC card or ExpressCard slots.

Install the Card

  • Turn on your computer.
  • Remove the cap or cover that protects the sound card’s port adapter if applicable.
  • Insert the external sound card into a matching port, such as a USB, PC card or ExpressCard port, or connect the device to its USB cable, then insert the other end of the cable into the USB port.
  • Allow Windows opportunity to detect new hardware and to install the card.
  • Insert the driver and software installation disc included with the sound card, or run the installation program included on the device if applicable.
  • Install the drivers and custom software for your external sound card by following the on-screen prompts.
  • Connect headphones, speakers or a microphone to the card.

Adjust Sound Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Click “Start.” Type “sound” (without quotes) in the “Search” text field. Click “Sound.”
  • Find and right-click your external sound card. Click “Enable” if this menu option is available.
  • Right-click your external sound card again. Click “Test.” Proceed if the sound is too low.
  • Double-click your external sound card. Click the “Levels” tab. Slide the “Sound output” bar to the right to increase the sound or to the left to decrease the sound.
  • Click “Apply,” then “OK.”

Adjust Sound Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Click “Start,” then “Control Panel.” Click “Classic View” in the left column if applicable.
  • Double-click “Sound and Audio Devices.”
  • Click the “Audio” tab. Select your external sound card as your “Default device” in the “Sound playback” and “Sound recording” (if applicable) drop-down menus.
  • Click “Volume.” Slide the volume controls up or down to adjust the volume.
  • Click “Apply,” then “OK.”