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

( 4.9 Average / 13 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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Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
Amazon $216.18 +$17.10 s/h In stock $233.28
( 2 new from $206.65, 1 used from $199.99. Last updated 39 minutes ago. )
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Reviews

mack_au 12 points 25 months ago
from completed build Forever Red & Black

This is the best headphone driving sound card around.

JustinJG 17 points 4 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 9 points 26 days 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.