ASUS XONAR Essence STX 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card

Product code: 098102

Product features

  • Built-in headphone amplifier
  • High-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulator
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 124 dB
  • S/PDIF connectivity: output
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        Product features

        • Built-in headphone amplifier
        • High-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulator
        • Signal-to-noise ratio: 124 dB
        • S/PDIF connectivity: output
        Product information
        Please your inner audiophile with the Asus XONAR Essence STX 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card. With high quality audio response and ample connectivity, it's ideal whether you're listening to music or gaming.

        High quality sound

        The XONAR Essence STX uses precision made components to provide you with only the best sound. The impressive 124 dB signal-to-noise ratio means that you'll be able to enjoy high quality audio on your PC. The multi-layer PCB separates signal from noise for a clean signal, meaning you can enjoy fantastic 5.1 sound.

        It includes a built-in headphone amp and a high quality headphone driver, offering up to 600 Ohms of impedance. With less than 0.001% distortion, you'll be able to hear every detail in your games or listen to music the way it should be heard when you're using your headphones or headset.

        Built for power

        The Nichicon 'Fine Gold' capacitors offer great dynamic performance, combining fantastic components and ample connectivity for excellent sound quality.

        You can also customise your sound using the swappable OPAmp socket. This lets you alter your listening experience without hassle, so you can find the perfect sound to suit your games or home entertainment.

        For booming 5.1 sound that will blow you away, all you need is the Asus XONAR Essence STX 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card.
        Specification

        Technical specifications for ASUS XONAR Essence STX 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card

        OVERVIEW
        Enclosure Internal
        Interface PCI
        Channels 5.1
        FEATURES
        DAC resolution 24-bit
        Signal processor ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor
        Frequency response 10 - 90000 Hz
        Signal-to-noise ratio 124 dB
        Encoding - Dolby Digital Live
        - Dolby Headphone
        - Dolby Virtual Speaker
        - Dolby Pro-Logic II
        Inputs - S/PDIF
        - RCA x 2
        - 6.3 mm jack
        - Aux-in x 1
        Outputs - 3.5 mm jack
        - S/PDIF
        GENERAL
        System requirements Windows 8, 7, XP
        Accessories included - S/PDIF adapter x 1
        - 3.5 mm to RCA cable x 1
        - Quick start guide x 1
        Dimensions 112 x 2 x 169 mm (H x W x D)
        Weight 920 g
        Manufacturer’s guarantee 2 years
        Customer reviews

        ASUS Xonar DG 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card reviews verified by Reevoo

        61 reviews

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        (8.1 out of 10)
        Features
        7.9
        Sound quality
        8.5
        Compatibility
        8.3
        Value for money
        8.9
        Overall rating
        8.1
        Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 61 reviews
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        (7 out of 10)

        David

        billingham GB
        +
        easy to install, good sound once you get the setting's right.
        settings are a bit awkward.
        Confirmed purchase: 07 September 2015
        Published on: 05 October 2015
        (8 out of 10)

        Tomasz

        dover GB
        +
        Cheap and works really well
        None
        0 of 1 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2015
        Published on: 10 June 2015
        (10 out of 10)

        Julie

        Poole GB Serious Technology Enthusiast
        +
        I absolutely love this card and the sound it produces when paired with my Sennheiser's. It is far beyond anything else I've ever owned, including my expensive hi-fi setup. The range of customisability and software functionality allows a very high level of control over card. I also noticed a huge difference in perception of positional surround sound in games such as Battlefield. I would recommend this to anybody looking to take the listening experience on their computer to a new level of enjoyment.
        Nothing
        2 of 2 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2015
        Published on: 15 March 2015
        (9 out of 10)

        Alison

        Burnham-on-Sea GB
        +
        Good sound quality, reduces hissing.
        None.
        0 of 1 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 28 January 2015
        Published on: 09 March 2015
        (9 out of 10)

        Emmanuel

        london GB
        +
        Instantly noticed the difference in sound quality in both my headphones and speaker systems
        Not really a bad point but visually the card could look better but that's not it's purpose
        Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2015
        Published on: 06 March 2015
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            ASUS XONAR Essence STX 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card
            £109.99