sound cards

Creative to show off new X-Fi Go! mobile sound card

Creative to show off new X-Fi Go! mobile sound card

Creative is expected to be showing off their new Creative X-Fi Go! Mobile sound card this week at IFA. The card is an update to the companies Soundblaster Play! and offers users a sound card that they can port between computers and take with them on the go.

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ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 high-def audio-decoding sound card

Seeing graphics cards which can take on the strain of decoding high-definition video is quite usual, but ASUS have turned the tables slightly with their Xonar HDAV1.3 sound-card.  HDMI 1.3a compliant, the card takes on decoding surround-sound lossless audio from high-definition media, as well as including an integrated Splendid HD video processor.  It's based on ASUS' own AV200 codec chip, which includes dedicated digital to analog convertors.

Asus Xonar DX soundcard – has 7.1, low SNR, only thing stopping Creative monopoly

Asus is well-known for a lot of things, their soundcards not among them, but that might be about to change. They just recently started manufacturing these little buggers, and I don’t know personally how they sound, but specs wise they seem fairly on par with most of Creative’s offerings.

ASUS Xonar U1 USB Sound Card

This portable USB sound card looks a little like a really thick hockey puck, but apparently it works really well at providing a portable audio upgrade solution for, say, a laptop. It offers up an audio out and an audio in jack and comes paired with an array mic, for whatever you might want to use it for.

On top of that, the technology inside is where it gets really fun, starting with support for a bunch of Dolby technologies as well as several DSP modes. The people over at Everything USB really seem to like it, they didn’t have too many complaints.

Asus challenges Creative with Xonar sound cards

It appears that Asus is stepping up to the plate and challenging manufacturers like Creative with their new Xonar Sound card.

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