1. Hans19 Aug 2015 @ 18:26

    Hi, since I've installed Win 10, the Fixsoundloop.bat doesn't work anymore. It usually restarted my XonarD1 and fixed problems like the name says, or if the right or left speaker was louder/quieter than the other. Now it only displays the message:

    SERVICE_NAME: audiosrv
    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    CHECKPOINT : 0x3
    WAIT_HINT : 0x1388
    click to start audiosrv
    Press any key to continue . . .

    SERVICE_NAME: audiosrv
    WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
    CHECKPOINT : 0x0
    WAIT_HINT : 0x7d0
    PID : 556
    FLAGS :
    Started it! Click to fix Asus Xonar D2X
    PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_834F1043&REV_00\5&D93DF5B&0&1000E6: Disable failed
    No devices disabled.

    Has the PCI number changed so this line from the .bat isn't applicable anymore? "@devcon enable PCI\VEN_13F6"
    Any help would be appreciated.


    • CarvedInside20 Aug 2015 @ 03:17

      It looks that way. See this page about overwritten EEPROM.


      • Hans26 Aug 2015 @ 04:40

        Ok, I checked and the EEPROM is the correct one,


        Any other ideas? :/


  2. Tengoku19 Aug 2015 @ 19:47

    I was seeking through a YouTube video when suddenly continuous max-volume screeching glitchnoise was pounding through my speakers, way past the system volume level I was at. I'm wondering if there's any precedent of these drivers fixing this specific issue. I think I'm going to ditch the card, I can't risk damaging my equipment or my hearing testing such an atrocious bug. These cards are dangerous.

    Xonar Essence STX
    44.1k / Hi-Fi Mode enabled
    Default ASUS Windows 8 64 bit drivers
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Firefox 40.0.2
    HTML 5 YouTube player


    • CarvedInside20 Aug 2015 @ 03:19

      There is no fix for the issue you are having.


    • Anon21 Aug 2015 @ 17:02

      I had the same problem with Xonar DX, now i'm using updated official drivers and I think that the problem is fixed.


    • Dirk30 Aug 2015 @ 20:31

      Had the same problem when playing a video in Chrome while wearing headphones plugged into a Xonar Xense. Audio was maxed out and screeching in the left channel only. Happened again a week later with speakers. I doubt ASUS will ever provide fixed drivers for Windows 10 so I think I'm done with their cards. Maybe it's time to get an external DAC and amp.


      • Danny Damsky11 Sep 2015 @ 14:56

        Same problem with my DGX here! I only recently noticed this since I had cheap headphones before with a very narrow frequency range. But with my bro's AKG K240's I heard screeching in the left earcup, same thing with my new ATH-M50X but they have bloated bass instead of screeching, specifically in the left earcup. So I'm probably gonna get a FiiO E10K, I saved a whole year for these headphones, I don't wanna damage them.


  3. Luca19 Aug 2015 @ 19:59

    I want to report this problem "Possible issues:
    Occasional Left or Right speaker imbalance or volume drop. This is a different issue that the L or R volume drop issue that some people have regardless of the drivers they install. There are 2 user reports for this issue." too. My drivers are 1.75a and I run Windows 10, my sound card is Asus Xonar DX. I tried everything in mind but it didn't work to re-balance the volume difference (like restarting the audio service, trobleshooting the audio hw/sw etc). I need to restart the PC to solve. It happened 2 times for now and always on my left speaker ( the main one ).


  4. mh000120 Aug 2015 @ 20:53

    Just FYI, here is a post from an ASUS employee with a timeframe for new sound card drivers: http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f248/windows-10-support-mb-soundkarten-wlan-1082206-4.html#post23776651


    • rBose20 Aug 2015 @ 22:51

      What about Xonar D2/PM ?

      I couldnt find it on that list


    • CarvedInside21 Aug 2015 @ 07:54

      Thanks for sharing. At the moment ASUS seems to not release any new drivers, just changing the supported Windows version in the installer from their old Win8.1 drivers. So there might not be any new audio drivers in September or October either.


    • mzso21 Aug 2015 @ 14:06

      Ouch. October for my D1... And the crackling problem doesn't seem to go away. (There were numerous windows updates)


    • PrMinisterGR24 Aug 2015 @ 06:09

      No planned update for the D2X, but planned update for the DX? What are they smoking?


  5. Daniel23 Aug 2015 @ 17:06

    My 6 August post seems to have been lost amongst the noise, so I thought I'd re-post it in the hope someone can help me...

    I have an Asus D2X card on an MSI motherboard, running Win7Pro64. The Asus S/PDIF output connects to an external surround receiver with in-built DTS/DD decoders. I’m trying to get DTS pass-through (from DTS-encoded FLAC music files), but all I get is silence. I started with the default Asus-supplied driver, and now have installed this UNi Xonar 1816/1822 v1.75a r2 driver, but they both do the same thing…

    If I go into the Windows Control Panel/Sounds, and Properties for the card (set for ‘Digital Output’), I can select DTS and Test, and the receiver displays ‘DTS’ and correctly plays the test sounds through my four speakers. But if I play a DTS audio track (and I’ve tried several different players), I just get silence from the receiver (and no ‘DTS’ indication). Stereo tracks play OK through the S/PDIF connection.

    Can anyone help me get DTS pass-through working?

    Thanks, Daniel


  6. Lindsay26 Aug 2015 @ 05:30

    I've just purchased a STX (not the STX II which is far too expensive where I live). It is replacing my trusty but aging D2X which has done sterling service for four years.

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro. Before installing the STX I in addition to uninstalling the old drivers I also did a thorough registry and file clean up using CCleaner and Driver Fusion. Once the card was in the PC I installed the 1.75a-r2 drivers (low latency option). They installed with no issues after a reboot. I'm happy to report everything works fine (also using Xonar Switch. So a big thanks to those who contributed to the development of the drivers and Xonar Switch.


  7. Pomegranate27 Aug 2015 @ 18:48

    Hi. I have a strange issue. It's not a deal breaker, but if possible, I'd like to know how to fix it.

    After I install the latest Uni Xonar drivers for D2X card on Win 7 x64 and I restart, I get the blue CMedia Panel icon in the notification area. But on the next restart, the icon disappears. From the start menu, I found out its location is C:\Windows\System32\CmiCnfgP.cpl and I can make a desktop shortcut that way and use it.

    Now, to be completely honest, this started happening after a round of windows updates followed by disabling some windows services.

    In any case, can you tell me if a Windows service is required for the notification area icon to appear every time? Or is it something else, like a scheduled task?


    • CarvedInside27 Aug 2015 @ 23:45

      Hi. Which panel configuration have you selected when you installed the Uni Xonar drivers drivers?
      There is no service related to autostarting C-Media Panel, it is a startup entry which can be controlled from Run->msconfig->Startup tab->"CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library" entry.

      You can either reinstall the drivers with C-Media Panel panel configuration, re-enable from msconfig or add a C-media Panel shortcut to Start->Programs->Startup.


  8. Rudolf27 Aug 2015 @ 19:12


    Is it possible to change the settings available in Xonar Control Panel without having it installed? I have only the drivers installed and am wondering if it would be possible to do so and if how?


    • CarvedInside27 Aug 2015 @ 23:38

      Hi. For some settings you could use the Standalone applications that are available in the download section of the post above. You could change settings in the registry but you have to know which key does what and I don't have a manual for that. For the registry settings location see FAQ Q&A5.1.

      I'm curios, why do you not use one of the Xonar cards control panels (Asus Audio Center, C-media Panel or Xonar switch) to change the cards settings?


  9. Will28 Aug 2015 @ 21:00

    I am on Windows 10 64 bit using Asus Xonar DG (just purchased a few days ago), installed the latest driver update from this site. Everything was working fine for a few days, while I was playing LoL, the sound suddenly got distorted where I can only hear a faint background music, with no foreground vocals. This problem is happening within Chrome, VLC, LoL, basically from any audio source.I tried to install the official driver from Asus to see if it would work, but it says it's incompatible with my OS. I will try to install the previous unified driver and see if it will work. But I am thinking that it may be a hardware issue now. Anyone experiencing similar issues?


    • CarvedInside29 Aug 2015 @ 04:24

      Disable GX if you didn't already. If that does not fix things, you could try installing the drivers with Low DPC Latency option.


    • Dani30 Aug 2015 @ 22:40

      Same with DG + Win 10


    • Nian18 Sep 2016 @ 14:17

      I experienced that same issue today with World of Warships. The thing is, I wasn't using these drivers, I am using the onboard Realtek as my new motherboard doesn't have a PCI slot...

      I believe it is a problem with Windows 10, not the drivers or hardware themselves.


  10. Cyrus29 Aug 2015 @ 14:31

    I have no more shutter issue, either youtube/facebook/any audio/video using chrome.

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Google Chrome ver.44.0.2403.157 m (64-bit)
    Sound card: Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Driver: UNi Xonar v1.75a r2
    2 Channels/PCM 192Khz (in Xonar Audio Center panel)
    24 bit, 192Khz (in windows audio playback settings)


  11. ICEMAN30 Aug 2015 @ 20:35

    Hi everybody,
    There is a new Windows 10 Driver for the Xonar DGX, you can grab it and install it from here:

    Tested on Windows 10 64 bit and works fine.


    • CarvedInside04 Sep 2015 @ 14:44

      These are actually the same audio drivers (1822) that I use in UNi Xonar v1.72 and v1.75. So they are nothing new. But thanks for sharing.
      May I ask where did you get these?


  12. Dani31 Aug 2015 @ 02:30

    If the uni xonar driver install with c-media panel or low DPC latency, the front panel is dont work. Why?


  13. Inkilas31 Aug 2015 @ 13:56

    Windows 7 64 bit // Xonar DX // Tried different drivers: 1.72 and 1.75b - Asus Audio Center available only afteri installing the driver - it's impossible to find it installed anywhere, while running - the app is linking to a process "rundll32". Same issue with C-Panel. HOW DO I LOAD THE SOUND CONTROL SOFTWARE ON STARTUP. as it's been written in the comments previously - msconfig -> startup etc. i can't add any additional processes there (or don't know how). this is seriously killing me and eating my time.

    [comment merge]
    I have to reinstal driver every time i want to switch from speakers to headphones and vice verce….etc…. thats because the Xonar Audio Center or that C-panel doesn’t load after you restart the PC. and there are no shortcuts to the application.


  14. Bartek31 Aug 2015 @ 21:44

    I experience very short sound lag/spike (like ~0.2 sec) using WASAPI event/push mode in foobar2000. I checked every possible buffer length (50-10000 ms) and I can still hear this distortion in random parts of the songs. Normal DirectSound output works well. I tried ASUS official, UNi low-latency and normal UNi drivers and problem appears every time.

    UNi Xonar Drivers 1.75b, Xonar Essence STX II, Windows 10 x64, Windows Sounds - disabled, Lower sound when communication - disabled



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