The new audio offering from Asustek delivers 7.1 channels and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that can go as much as 35 times cleaner than onboard audio solutions. The output specifications are also attractive: the card can reach a SNR of 116dB, In comparison, an average built-in soundcard can only deliver a signal-to-noise ratio of 85 decibels at most. Those of you who are wondering why the card is 35 times clearer than other solutions, the small difference is justified by the fact that the decibels are logarithmic.
This is the third iteration in the company’s Xonar series of sound cards, and prides itself in delivering up to 35 times cleaner audio quality with 116dB SNR compared to the majority of integrated audio that feature 85dB SNR. The Xonar DX has integrated the CirrusLogics CS4398 audio DAC (120dB SNR & 117dB THD+N) which can be found in a fair number of HiFi appliances. Other features include EAX and DirectSound HW support, while VocalFX voice processing technology makes it a snap for you to carry out voice communications on the PC. Heck, you can even adjust your voice pitch to disguise/brush up your actual voice while chatting up that cutie online. No idea on how much the Xonar DX costs, but it will debut at CeBIT this year.
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