DX is worth it if it's not going to break the bank. If it will DG is perfectly functional.
I have a DX and never had the channel confusion issue on mine. The first one had a flaky front audio connector, but got that replaced promptly by newegg. Over two years ago now and going solid. Not like those overpriced POS Creative cards I've had that deteriorate in like 6 months and have to be replaced.
I've had one for 8 months. Works fine. I wouldn't of bothered with it but my on-board fried and I wanted a fast fix (I RMAd mobo later tho). Onboard is plenty good for most people IMO. DX is nice if you want 5.1 with optical (spdif or coax) using dolby digital live compression (the higher end xonar also has the THX compression). If you do buy this, the SRock setting sounds quite good, and there are modded drivers here http://brainbit.wordpress.com/cat...uni-xonar/
Also worth noting that I paid $84 off amazon I believe.
Last edited by scythen60; 08-16-2011 at 05:42 AM..
Not really, 7.XX for shipping vs free shipping on amazon.
I am in for one, I know this uses the same chip as my current Razer Barracuda ac1, but I want the EAX support this card offers and the knowledge that drivers will keep getting updated. I just dont have faith that razer will keep updating the sound drivers for the barracuda... great sound chip on both cards, a bit nicer options on the Xonar with the rebate this makes it not as bad to upgrade....
I got a Xonar DG a few weeks ago. I've been told that I sound more like I do in person than I did when using the onboard Realtek audio.
At first, I couldn't get any response from my microphone plugged directly into the card, but then I found that there is a checkbox somewhere in the options that lets you toggle between front panel and rear mic jacks. When I unchecked this Front Panel Mic box, I could then pick up sound from my mic. I'm used to Realtek and Conexant drivers which will detect where your mic is plugged and switch between front and back automatiaclly.
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