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Looking at a few different audio cards and found a couple open boxes, I have no idea about their quality so its up to you guys to enlighten the world on, but here they are.

Asus Xonar D1:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132007R

Asus Xonar DX: ~Deactivated~
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006R&cm_re=PCI_e_x1_sound_card-_-29-132-006R-_-Product
Edited by TheReciever - 3/26/11 at 9:43am
    
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I have a Xonar DX and I like the Dolby Headphone feature for gaming. I only use the toslink output- I have an external DAC so I don't need to worry about the analog outputs.

Speaking of which, my $20 Chaintech AV-710 from years ago has a better sounding analog output- but only on two channels, and I've upgraded the coupling caps.
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Bump for OCN awareness
    
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thinking about picking up a dx but I'm not sure about how safe it is to buy an open box.
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Theres no refund on them but you can always exchange if I remember correctly
    
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Originally Posted by TheReciever;12869466 
There's no refund on them but you can always exchange if I remember correctly
On the contrary, open box items hold a 30 day refund only return policy. This is because quantities are often limited so a replacement isn't always available.
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  • Return for replacement within: non-replaceable

Products that state "This item is covered by Newegg.com's Refund Only 30-Day Return Policy", or items labeled as “Non-Replaceable” (or similar labeling) must be returned to Newegg within 30 days of the invoice date for this policy to apply. Products covered by this return policy may only be returned for a refund. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by Newegg, and not the mere issuance of an RMA.

This is our Detailed Open Box Item Return Policy. Newegg often sells items that are listed as "open-box." Because these items are sold at greatly reduced prices, they are subject to a limited refund-only return policy. Such items can only be returned within 30 days of the applicable invoice date. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by Newegg, and not the mere issuance of an RMA. Newegg cannot provide replacement service for these items, as their stock is limited. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of these items is with the buyer. These items have been tested for functionality, but may have superficial physical defects including, but not limited to, scratches, dings or dents. Should these items exhibit a functional defect following their purchase, the buyer (not the manufacturer, distributor, or Newegg) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing or repairs, unless otherwise required by law. These items are not covered by any 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

If you purchase an Open-Box product Newegg guarantees only that you will receive the product itself; accessories MAY OR MAY NOT BE INCLUDED with Open-Box products. Newegg will not send you a missing accessory, even if the missing accessory is required in order to properly make use of all the product’s advertised functions.
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Ah ok, thank you for the information
    
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I snooze I lose on the DX. frown.gif

Thanks for the heads up though. I'll keep an eye on these deals because I'm sick and tired of all the popping and crackling and sound freezes from my X-Fi card.
     
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ah well, maybe next time biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by covertash;12871419 
I snooze I lose on the DX. frown.gif

Thanks for the heads up though. I'll keep an eye on these deals because I'm sick and tired of all the popping and crackling and sound freezes from my X-Fi card.

Yeah, I used to have issues with my X-Fi extreme gamer fatal1ty pro or w/e when I was using windows 7, so i downloaded the pax drivers on the creative forums. Curious to hear a asus card tho, everyone keeps hyping it up almost makes me want to buy one.

Edit: guess we'll never find out both dead now.
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