Pros: Price, quality, features.
Cons: Lacks DD Live! licensing.
The ASUS Xonar DG is an excellent sound card, especially when you realize it's roughly $20 (or cheaper with rebates) just about everywhere it's available for purchase. With the included features, built-in headphone amplifier, and excellent audio quality, you just can't go wrong. The card comes with everything you need for music, gaming and movies. With the Toslink audio jack, you get digital pass-through to any home receiver or optical audio setup. For analog you have six 3.5mm jacks to support major PC gaming audio setups. The Xonar DG comes with Dolby Headphone for immersive movie audio when using headphones or any two-speaker output. The drivers were a breeze to install and come...(read more)