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I'm thinking about buying a new sound card to replace my Asus Xonar D1. The problems with this card just keep building up. I used to be able to fix the sound problem of randomly losing sound in the right side of speaker/headphones by a simple restart. But now it seems not even that will fix the issue. I don't think sending the card into Asus will do much good anyways since their Tech Support seems nonexistent (Took 3 weeks to answer my mail about the problems I'm having when they say it will take up to 48 hours...). For a card to replace this one, I'm steering clear of all Asus made cards and looking elsewhere. What cards are out there that are equal to the Xonar D1 quality wise (When it works) or a bit better? And apparently the issue I'm having with this Asus card has happened in all Asus Audio Cards according to some forums and complaints I've read. This card without the sound problem is a pretty decent card too.

I've been looking at this card recently. How would this compare to the Xonar D1? HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
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Asus Xonar Essence ST, Asus Xonar Essence STX, HT Omega Claro Halo +, Asus Xonar DX, and possibly the Creative Titanium HD. The HD is a lot better than all of the other Creative cards. I would say one of the Asus Xonar Essence cards though.

Edit - note that the STX has an extension card from Asus for 7.1 with swappable OpAmps. I think it was 3 or 4.
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I'm thinking about buying a new sound card to replace my Asus Xonar D1. The problems with this card just keep building up. I used to be able to fix the sound problem of randomly losing sound in the right side of speaker/headphones by a simple restart. But now it seems not even that will fix the issue. I don't think sending the card into Asus will do much good anyways since their Tech Support seems nonexistent (Took 3 weeks to answer my mail about the problems I'm having when they say it will take up to 48 hours...). For a card to replace this one, I'm steering clear of all Asus made cards and looking elsewhere. What cards are out there that are equal to the Xonar D1 quality wise (When it works) or a bit better? And apparently the issue I'm having with this Asus card has happened in all Asus Audio Cards according to some forums and complaints I've read. This card without the sound problem is a pretty decent card too.

I've been looking at this card recently. How would this compare to the Xonar D1? HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
I was able to find a link to live chat on their website when my ASUS GPU was having problems. I got my RMA request in within minutes. Much better than emailing technical support. Audio cards would fit in the multimedia category.

Found the link: http://service.asus.com/products_mm.html


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Alright, maybe I'll check it out later on. Does anyone else have any suggestions for alternative sound cards?
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There is a deal for the DX for $67 right now. I'm going to have to swap out the one I just bought at Fry's once this one comes in.
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Alright, maybe I'll check it out later on. Does anyone else have any suggestions for alternative sound cards?
If you truly aren't happy with the sound card, the HT Omega Striker is a pretty good card. Won't be as nice in games though. I would send the card to Asus though.
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