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Asus - Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card

( 4.9 Average / 15 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

Xonar Essence STX
(or) 90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z
(or) 90-YAA0C0-0AAN0BZ

Channels

7.1

Interface

PCI-Express x1

Chipset

ASUS AV100

Digital Audio

24-bit

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

Up to 124 dB

Sample Rate

192 KHz

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Reviews

mack_au 11 points 40 months ago
from completed build Forever Red & Black

This is the best headphone driving sound card around.

JustinJG 17 points 19 months ago
from completed build Angela

The software that comes with this is fairly ugly but it all preforms great. I'd suggest prioritizing all other parts of your build before spending much on sound. It's very subjective how good something sounds.

spekesel 14 points 15 months ago
from completed build Time to Ryzen

I actually bought this card back in 2010 as I used a pair of sennheiser hd600s on my PC at the time and I wanted a card to properly drive them. Years later, it still works and still sounds way way better than any onboard sound. Best 200 euros (or so) I've spent.

horton1024 5 points 12 months ago
from completed build Rusty Trusty - My First Gaming PC

Makes sounds

Mastermung 8 points 3 months ago
from completed build Under Construction

This is the only component that has transferred from my old build, aside from my SSD and PSU, both of which will be removed when I get the M.2 drive and new PSU. I like the way this soundcard performs. It pairs very well with my Sennheisers, and I've played around with the opamps to tailor the sound more to my liking. The backplate is purely cosmetic, but it cleans up the appearance.