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Quality


The improved sound quality is remarkable - the only problem is now whether or not to upgrade my speakers!


I have never heard such sound and the quality of product is astonishing!


It could have been a great product but overall i am not very happy with the soundcard.


One of the reasons why this sound card rinses the rest of the field for quality is the hardware employed.


Again, in the domain of sound card solutions, this is the best sound i've ever heard produced from a computer, however i do won...  Read More

Competitiveness


To sum up ;the xonar stx installed on a well-used, 18-month old build of win7 pro 64 on an asus p8z77-v system, after installat...  Read More


This card have one of the best if not the best dac in this price .


Now with essence is much more simpler but the card is at leaset 50% more expensive than xonar dx.


I had an xonar dx with a pair of akg that had a price of around 30euros.

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  • This product had a total of 338 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 12 2022.
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I absolutely love this card for the sound it reproduces. I have used the creative soundblaster recon3D and much prefer the esse...  Read More

Most authentic reviewquestion

First off, don't freak out that this states it doesn't run on modern windows. It does. I'm (sadly) using 8.1 and easily found...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I bought the pci-e version 6 months ago for the price it is currently (£135).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Software issues can be avoided if latest drivers installed from the off.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    When i listened to my x-fi extreme music with my new very revealing grados for the first time i was so appalled that i ordered the asus xonar essence st.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The asus xonar essence st sounds different because it has no own sound.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Result: some recordings i formerly perceived as good sounding now sounded like crap while for example some muffled recordings i had now have sparkle and detail.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The xonar essence will point out every error in the music, for sure it is not on the forgiving side.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It's as if the card is stepping into the background only to reveal the true face of the music it plays.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Here comes the problem with its driver.

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