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Sound Card

Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card

(16 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

  • Xonar Essence STX
  • 90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z
  • 90-YAA0C0-0AAN0BZ

Manufacturer

Asus

Channels

7.1

Digital Audio

24-bit

SNR

124 dB

Signal-To-Noise Ratio

124 dB

Sample Rate

192 kHz

Chipset

ASUS AV100

Interface

PCIe x1

Price History

    Reviews

    JustinJG
    • 17 points
    • 34 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.

    mack_au
    • 17 points
    • 12 months ago

    from completed build U-P-G-R-A-Y-E-D-D

    Was a brilliant sound card when it released and is still amazing today.

    spekesel
    • 13 points
    • 31 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.

    mack_au
    • 11 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build Forever Red & Black

    This is the best headphone driving sound card around.

    Mastermung
    • 9 points
    • 18 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.

    horton1024
    • 5 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Rusty Trusty - My First Gaming PC

    Makes sounds

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