1. Kurogane30 Dec 2015 @ 04:20


    How i can disable GX mode? i'm current using c-media panel and i can't find it.


  2. Axel30 Dec 2015 @ 12:42

    Hey, found the right thread I think.
    I have tried to install the drivers a few different ways, even tried the stock Asus drivers but my problem still prevails.
    My problem is that every time I try to open the Xonar audio center, it says “Can’t find any device” I’ve done several clean installs, and still no luck.
    I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card running on windows 10 64 bit. The Uni drivers used to work great, but during some point, I started to get this error code, Might have been a windows update, might have been something else, but I didn't update my Uni Xonar drivers, after installing newer versions I still have the problem as well. any fixes for this problem?

    Update: Could NVIDIA and Realtek sound drivers interfere with Uni Xonar not being able to find my sound card? Since It’s listed fine in Device manager, and the passthrough works, but the unixonar itself doesn’t on my sound card.


    • CarvedInside01 Jan 2016 @ 18:28

      Your problem seems to be with the Asus (Xonar) Audio Center and not with the UNi Xonar. When someone refers with "UNi Xonar" then it refers to the drivers as a whole not the audio control panel.
      If sound card playback works then you might want to try C-Media Panel or XonarSwitch in order to change sound card settings.

      I don't know why the Asus Audio Center says “Can’t find any device”. Maybe a windows update changed something in Windows or maybe the your antivirus false flags as dangerous some Asus Audio Center or driver files and deletes them.
      Its highly unlikely that other drivers like those from Nvidia or Realtek have anything with this issue.


      • Axel02 Jan 2016 @ 12:07

        I downloaded XonarSwitch and I got it to work fine, Thanks! Hope to find out a reason for the audio panel not working sometime soon.


  3. jazzy31 Dec 2015 @ 09:01

    I installed 1.80a driver for windows 10 but only one speaker works even after changing the settings to 5.1 speakers and 6 channels. I tried the original asus software and all speakers work except 1. Youtube doesn't seem to run on all speakers. It runs on two speakers. Please help me. These speakers were running fine on onboard audio, but there is some problem with asus drivers.


  4. Mikael31 Dec 2015 @ 13:47

    I have the same problem.. I have tried ewery drivers! Some say (install unix sound system or something) asus own driver say its not comptitable with this device??. I get sound thrue my sound card(d2x) with the fiber cable..but its not 5.1 its only 2.1 . I cant do any settings in d2x sound center.. Can someone help me please!???


    • CarvedInside01 Jan 2016 @ 18:29

      Which problem? Please repost your comment under the existing discussion thread by pressing "Reply" on the comment you are replying to.


  5. awedfg31 Dec 2015 @ 20:01

    Random whitenoise SUPERLOUD blows my eardrums off. Windows 10, 64bit, Pro.
    Using the latest Unified.

    Xonar DX with HD558.

    The SUPERLOUD WHITENOISE ATTACKS occur completely random, can be days or weeks in between.


    • CarvedInside01 Jan 2016 @ 18:36

      Did you have this with your previous OS?
      A similar issue that was not related to a specific OS is a long time issue with Xonar drivers and cards and there isn't any fix or solution for it. If you only had this issue now with Windows 10 then you either go back to your previous OS, buy another non-Xonar card or get a headphone amp, have the Windows volume set at 100 and control volume with the amp, this way when the whitenoise issue appears it won't be super loud.


  6. Tibu12802 Jan 2016 @ 14:20

    Question. I have a Xonar D2X. with Windows 10
    After installing the drivers, the sound card takes the EAX 5.0 in the panel having the active GX, but after a reboot function is disabled. but Xonar panel GX is still active. And more to turn it on or off does not enable EAX 5.0.


    • CarvedInside03 Jan 2016 @ 01:26

      Do HSMgr.exe and HsMgr64.exe processes run after restart ? Check in task manager.
      In my opinion the broken implementation of EAX emulation by ASUS/C-media isn't worth the hassle.


    • Test09 Jan 2016 @ 02:43

      Sound panel actually just changes HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0008\Settings HsSwitch (and EnableXear3D?) value.
      In fact HSMgr.exe is always running iirc (in default drivers it get written in startup programs list).

      If EAX 5 does not work even after ticking the button, check if the relative process is at least running.
      Another key you may want to check is HKCU\Software\C-Media\Hook\Enable.


      • Tibu12816 Jan 2016 @ 04:49

        registration and check Enable Xear 3D in a binary which will not register the code to know if enabled.
        on the other hand the HKCU \ Software \ C-Media \ Hook \ path within Hook No record.
        HSMgr.exe and HsMgr64.exe processes are active.


  7. jazzy02 Jan 2016 @ 20:03

    I installed 1.80a driver for windows 10 but only one speaker works even after changing the settings to 5.1 speakers and 6 channels. I tried the original asus software and all speakers work except 1. Youtube doesn’t seem to run on all speakers. It runs on two speakers. Please help me. These speakers were running fine on onboard audio, but there is some problem with asus drivers. Please reply back.


    • CarvedInside03 Jan 2016 @ 01:24

      Re-posting a unanswered comment is not allowed. I do not answer if I don't know what to say. To be honest from your description it does not make a lot of sense and there is the lack of essential details, like which card do you have, using analog or SPDIF output, which speaker is working and which it does not.
      From what I can understand you are presenting 3 cases:
      1) with UNi Xonar driver when you change to 5.1 speakers config you only get 1 speaker working (which one?). You say this after you've tested where? Have you tried reinstalling the drivers and checking again?
      2) with Asus Xonar drivers (which ones?) when you change to 5.1 speakers config you get 5 out of 6 speakers working (which one?). You say this after you've tested where?
      3) you get only 2 speakers out of 6 working with youtube I assume while running the Asus drivers. This might not have anything to do with the issues 1-2. Youtube content is stereo, so here we are talking about upmixing stereo(2.0) content to all 5.1 speakers. On the onboard audio do all the 5.1 speakers work in youtube using the same browser?


  8. CRO04 Jan 2016 @ 05:22

    The driver for the STX II is giving a BSOD returning from sleep. Windows 10 x64


  9. wyup05 Jan 2016 @ 00:14

    With the last Asus driver update for Win10 x64 (2015/11/04), version for the DX, equal to the Uni Xonar, what exactly changes from the Asus drive? You say Stereo upmix adds a delay to rear speakers from a previous version. How much is it exactly and can we adjust that in the registry or the panel? Other differences I notice are ASIO and OpenAL library versions. Running XonarSwitch, how does it compare in latency to Asus Panel for the same functionality? It says it doesn't continually poll the driver instead of the Asus Panel. If I kill its process, does it improve the latency in the same way as XonarSwitch?


    • CarvedInside06 Jan 2016 @ 18:34

      Changes between UNi Xonar and Asus Xonar drivers are listed in UNi Xonar Features page. Stereo upmix is something else than the speaker delay.
      Side and Rear speakers delay in original drivers is 10ms and Center speaker is 15ms if I remembered correctly. You can read how to change the delay in FAQ: Q&A8.
      Killing Asus Panel won't improve the DPC latency, only if you would restart Windows without starting the Asus Panel, that is what "Low DPC latency" configuration does. All this is described in the UNi Xonar Features page.


      • wup16 Jan 2016 @ 14:13

        Thanks for the reply. So then you can get the same effect disabling/enabling the Asus Panel and GX app from windows startup with official driver. I don't see what new functionality you get with the xonar driver, since the libraries are the same.


  10. Sam07 Jan 2016 @ 15:41

    Hi! Can I actually get Dolby digital live through S/PDIF on my Xonar DGX within Unixonar driver?


  11. Larma07 Jan 2016 @ 15:59

    The Xonar Audio Center can't find any device after a Windows update, but the card is visble in the Device Manager.
    Is there any fix for this or do i have to wait for an update or something?


    • CarvedInside07 Jan 2016 @ 17:00

      You can use C-Media Panel or XonarSwitch to change audio setting.
      Currently there is no fix for the Asus Audio Center can't find device issue.


  12. Rick07 Jan 2016 @ 19:21

    I am running Windows 10, but I have noticed a weird problem with these drivers, but also the official ones. My right speaker (z906) lowers its volume after a few hours. The balance and everything else is fine, so I am not sure what is causing this. A reboot fixed it, but the issue persists. The volume is like 1/10th of my left speaker. Any ideas?


    • justtesting08 Jan 2016 @ 06:13

      This happened to me occasionally since W7 days with many drivers. It's rare and random, but next time you can try this app posted by Saber in the official Asus forum specifically for this issue instead of rebooting. It restarts the driver, and volume will go back to normal (also works with the white noise banshee scream of death): https://github.com/saber2014/XonarRestart


      • Rick08 Jan 2016 @ 10:51

        I have the white noise of death as well. It happens almost once a day. I will check that program out, thank you sir.


  13. rem209 Jan 2016 @ 21:56

    For some reason, when I enable the headphone output option I get a buzzing noise. But with all other modes it works fine. Any suggestions?


  14. HapeL10 Jan 2016 @ 18:02

    Problem: I have these uni xonar drivers but it gives me "can't find any device" when I try to open the Xonar Audio Center.
    However, this happened only after I installed this product into one of my PCI-e slots: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Bluetooth-Expansion-Components-GC-WB867D-I/dp/B00HF8K0O6
    After that I installed some of its drivers and then this problem occurred. If I disable the Intel wireless bluetooth 4.0 adapter, then the Xonar Audio Center can be opened and it works.

    I would like them to work at the same time, so please help me to fix this problem.

    - Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
    - Asus Xonar DGX
    - Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I


    • CarvedInside10 Jan 2016 @ 20:27

      I don't have a solution on how to fix Asus Xonar Audio Center but you can use C-Media Panel or XonarSwitch instead to change audio settings.


      • HapeL10 Jan 2016 @ 21:10

        Hi! Thank you! I installed the drivers again and choosed C-Media Panel this time. This audio setting program can be operated even with the bluetooth adapter on!
        It works. Thanks again!

        How can I try XonarSwitch (as it wasn't in the list when installing the driver) and which of these two (C-Media Panel or XonarSwitch) do you prefer and why? 🙂


        • CarvedInside10 Jan 2016 @ 21:35

          Hi. I'm glad it works. You have to download XonarSwitch separately. XonarSwitch is a far more capable tool but depending on your needs C-Media Panel might be suffice.


  15. Victorinox11 Jan 2016 @ 09:52

    Hello there!
    I'm pretty sure there something wrong with the latest driver version UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r3. Reason is that my microphone somehow gets "muted" occasionally. I have Asus Xonar Essence ST and Windows 7 64 bit edition, motherboard is Asus z77 v-pro. I use coax plug for my headphoneamp/dac and I have separate microphone connected to Essence ST mic jack.
    -I know my mic works because if I do reboot it works fine
    -The problem begins if I open Mozilla and some website with Flash/Video content. Usually opening a game will cause the problem too (League of Legends)
    -If I close all the open programs (Mozilla/LoL etc.) the problem goes away and my mic will pick up sound again in windows sound settings (the green bar)

    BUT because I knew my mic did work before I tried to install the older driver version again UNi Xonar 1816/1822 v1.75a r2. And surprise surprise no matter how many programs I open my mic will pick up sound.

    So, somehow the latest driver set causes mic not to pick up any sounds if i open programs like mozilla / games etc.. Can't verify if it applies to all sorts of programs but 100% sure it happens with Mozilla / LoL. Only either reboot or closing all programs and wait for awhile helps with the problem. By the way I tried those allow programs take control / exclusive blablabla settings but neither did help. I read someone had similar problem one or two pages back (razer mic wasn't working, didn't pick up sound).


    • Mopral12 Jan 2016 @ 12:35

      I have the exact same issue on Windows 10 64 bit with my STXII 7.1 and unixonar 1.80b r3
      It happens randomly, sometime right after booting my computer
      Never report it because when you report an issue on Windows 10, you always get the same answer: "it comes from Windows 10, you should go back to a previous Windows"


    • CarvedInside12 Jan 2016 @ 20:21

      Hello. Thank you for posting the issue and detailing it. I will check this myself and see if get the same behavior. For now I've added it to possible issues with 1.80a driver.
      It might be out of my hands to fix this but at least we know which audio driver is more stable and maybe launch a new UNi Xonar driver package with 1822 audio drivers and the new v1.80 UNi Xonar installer features.


    • Victorinox13 Jan 2016 @ 11:21

      Some more details how I found the problem. I was going to play with my buddies and of course we wanted to be able to speak with each other. So, I launched Teamspeak (newest version) and suddenly I realise that my microphone doesn't pick any voice. Well I thought ok I reboot and everything worked then. After that the problem happened several times when we tried to play. Yes, I tried another program (Dobly Axon), no go. It seemed that always a reboot helped. I wanted to solve the problem and that's why I tried to find the cause. Well after some testing I found out that opening programs BEFORE opening Teamspeak or Axon caused the mic to go on "mute". If I started Teamspeak or Axon after a reboot they usually worked fine. It's strange that microphone doesn't go on mute if I manage to get it working with Teamspeak / Axon, meaning after that I can open as many programs I want but the microphone doesn't go on mute anymore. And later on I realised that a reboot isn't necessary, closing all open programs helped too.

      Both drivers are tested with identical settings. The only thing I change in C-Media panel is that I enable S/PDIF, nothing else is touched.


    • fitasny13 Jan 2016 @ 20:17

      Win 10 x64, STX II, uni driver 1.80b r3. The same problem here. When I change output in foobar2000/Audacity from DS/MME to WASAPI, my mic gets muted immediately. Only rebooting helps.


    • vapors05 Feb 2016 @ 22:32

      I can confirm this on win10 64bit and win8.1 64.bit. Xonar dx 1.80a “Standard”. I wasnt able to trigger it in repeatable manner "on demand" but it happens often enough to be annoying. Playing games, watching twitch and yt in mozilla. Same as above only reboot helps



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