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Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channel

Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channel
alaScore 82

284 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews of Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channel. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are on the whole positive, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability and size.

usability, design, price

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channel from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS XONAR D1 -7.1 Channel PCI Audio Card Sound CardASUS XONAR D1 -7.1 Channel PCI Audio Card Sound Card

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Asus Xonar Essence STX


There are a few dirty secrets in the tech industry, and one of the best-guarded among them regards multichannel audio—everybody wants multichannel audio but almost no one actually runs the speakers to use it.

Pricey and lacks full EAX support

Pricey and lacks full EAX support

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Tony Chartrand (

Asus Xonar D1 -


The average person doesn't spend three to four hundred of dollars on a graphics card. This is evident by the large percentage of cards sold that are in the $100 price range. Unlike us hardcore geeks, some people have better things to do with their...

The Asus Xonar D1 had its moments, but overall the card did not offer much at all over the onboard sound which comes at a cost of nothing. The D1 on the other hand has a price of ~$90 USD. If you absolutely demand to have a sound card, this at least...

Feb, 2010


Expert review by : hardnrg (

Asus Xonar D1 Review


Asus is pronounced "A-soose" (like saying "A juice", but with an "s"). Little factoid for you there. I'm not the only one who started off calling them "Ay-suss" (and still do, bad habits die hard). I guess it's just something most people don't know to...

Distinctly superior sound quality compared to modern onboard audio (Realtek ALC889) ; The best implementation of speaker virtualisation I have heard ; Excellent bass redirection controls ; Optical digital output ; Low profile compatible

Not quite able to match up to an audiophile-modded soundcard for music playback

To be quite honest, when I received this low-profile soundcard, I wasn't expecting much from it, but the claims of being so much better than onboard audio made me curious.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

Asus Xonar D1


The card is excellent, clear crisp sound. Distinguishes between each speaker brilliantly, software/drive from the asus website is good and product arrived undamaged.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Crisp original sound


Before I bought this sound card, I had Creative X-Fi extreme Audio and Creative X-Fi extreme Music.

Nov, 2009

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Great mainstream soundcard!


Make sure to pick up the drivers off the ASUS website. Nothing else works. Take the time to do it right and you'll have great sound, hassle free.

Excellent sound reproduction. Also boosts the sound, a feature which many people who say you don't need a soundcard are missing. I love that you can still get a PCI card that has updated drivers that work in W8.1


Aug, 2014

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ASUS Xonar D1


Sounds great that makes my onboard (Realtek ALC 892) sound card looks like if it was 15 years old, I hate myself for not buying this sound card long time ago, you have to hear it to believe... I use creative gigaworks T40 Series II. pair of speakers...

amazing sound, clean, clear, powerful sound card ; compact (easy to install)

no auto-detect front panel aux (have to do it manually)

Jul, 2014

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good sound


bought this to replace a xonar d2x that died after a year. the d2x seemed to run hot. don't know if it was defective or what. the d1 audio is quite good and doesn't get too hot.

had this card for almost 2 years now. still working great. the sound is noticeably better than integrated mobo audio. works fine with linux -- at least the versions i've used


Jun, 2014

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Ecellentc all around card


overall a great card got it to replace a Creative X-Fi that stopped working. ASUS drivers take less resources than creative. the optical out is amazing when hooked up to a receive. For a sub $100 card its well worth it. small, reliable both physically...

Great sound ; optical out ; small size ; good price for quality ; good drivers ; easy to install and use

the outputs could be better labeled ; it could be cheaper

Aug, 2013

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great sound card


awesome sound card, no driver issues, amazing sound quality

The front panel detection is kind of goofy. I have to open the ASUS control panel to switch between front panel headset or rear speakers for my 2.1 Klipsch set. kinda annoying but better than the BSODs I got from my old Creative X-Fi Titanium which had...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

With the ASUS Xonar D1 PCI soundcard, users can enjoy the same rich gaming audio effects and extensive Dolby Home Theater features as the Xonar DX, and free up PCI express slots for other uses at the same time. This iteration of the Xonar provides fine-tuned audio components that reach a clear 116dB SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio), while the built-in DS3D GX revives support for DirectSound HW multi-channel gaming audio and the EAX (Environment Audio Extension) in PC games.

Audio Output

DAC Data Width:24-bit
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Interface Type:PCI
Max Sample Rate:192kHz
Signal Processor:ASUS AV100
Sound Output Mode:7.1 channel surround
Type:Sound card


Model:Xonar D1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005