1. Osama Rashid12 Aug 2016 @ 22:39

    I gave up on trying to get my Razer Barracuda to work in Windows 10 with your drivers (it's Razer's fault, not yours!), so I ended up buying an HT Omega Striker from eBay. At least HT Omega still support their cards unlike Razer. Waiting for it get delivered.


  2. Wroargh13 Aug 2016 @ 16:43

    I had no problems installing the newest drivers after anniversary update, but im struggling to hear anything from my speakers after listening music for 2-5 minutes, the volume gradually turns down and i have to restart pc or my speakers, either one seems to fix it randomly. Volume is perfectly fine on my headphones surprisingly.
    Im on windows 10, xonar stx, 1.80a r3


    • CarvedInside14 Aug 2016 @ 22:31

      You connect the heaphones to the same output as the speakers? Since you mention you restart your speakers (I assume switching them to OFF and ON again) your problem might be from the speakers. Try checking the speakers with another source (onboard audio card or mobile device).


      • Wroargh15 Aug 2016 @ 21:38

        Yes, switching the speakers on and off is what i did. The speakers are connected to the audio cards RCA jacks, while the headphone is plugged on the headphone jack. For now i just keep my volume maxed out since there is very little to no point to keep searching for a solution (yes i spent a couple of days looking for a possible solution) and the speakers still work great, its just i have to keep my volume maxed out if i want to hear anything at all.


  3. Madrac14 Aug 2016 @ 17:40

    Front panel microphone doesn't work at all in Windows 10 x64 (not anniversary), in version 1.75 nor 1.8 (1823).
    I installed it with C media panel.
    Connecting mic to soundcard directly is working.
    Under Windows 7 it worked flawlessly.


    • Madrac16 Aug 2016 @ 18:00

      It's working now. Don't know what happened, maybe just a plug contact issue. Apologize for that.


  4. will14 Aug 2016 @ 19:28

    Updated to W10 x64 Pro Anniversary Editions, I have no issues at all on Asus Xonar D1 with UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r3 driver (GUI: Xonar Audio Center).


  5. Ahmed14 Aug 2016 @ 21:01


    Asus Xonar Xense
    UNi Xonar 1823 v1.80a r3
    Windows 10 Anniversary update.

    I updated Windows normally, after restart the driver is still installed and seemed to work fine.
    I get a lot of crackling and loud poping sound in the speaker, specially when I'm seeking a video in a windows play or in a browser.

    Any work around for that?



    • CarvedInside14 Aug 2016 @ 22:28

      Hi. Try uninstalling the drivers and installing them again. Try installing with "Low DPC Latency" or "C-Media Panel" configuration if you've previously installed with Normal configuration.


      • Ziddy18 Aug 2016 @ 06:30


        I can definitely say something is wrong with the driver or with the anniversary update.

        I've been testing alot and for some reason when a certain app (i.e foobar2000) goes above a certain dB (the easiest way I explain, just put the volume at max in foobar and use a loud song) the sound crackles and at one point at extreme levels it becomes distorted. It sticks like this on 99% of the cases until you restart and then the distortion/crackling is gone temporary (sometimes it comes back after a minute, sometimes within 10 seconds). It has never happened before the update. I've also tested with ASIO (just to make sure whether its something else) and everything works perfectly fine there. I've also intentionally tested on a Windows 8.1 clean install (using a different drive) and nothing is wrong there either.

        Using UNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3 as the driver. Low DPC Latency or any other configuration doesn't help. Reinstalled Windows 10 3 times (with the anniversary update included since you can't get an older version, sadly).


        • CarvedInside19 Aug 2016 @ 18:38

          Thanks for the feedback.

          You can download a older Windows 10 build from here. Install it without a internet connection present and once installed disable Windows Update service from Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services.


    • mzso17 Aug 2016 @ 16:58


      What did you upgrade from? Win10 or win8/7? I already had piss poor, insuferable latency starting with RTM (until I downgraded to win8.1). So they made it even worse? That's "genious"...

      I guess I'm going to pass on win10 completely...


  6. Aidan17 Aug 2016 @ 05:43

    Try as I might I simply can't get either 1.75b or 1.80b STX II drivers to install without that annoying "Hata: Region unload" box popping up. I had a fresh install today and I remember having this problem and somehow fixing it, but google yields no help this time around.



    • CarvedInside17 Aug 2016 @ 12:42

      Here is your past comment about fixing it. You could use C-Media Audio Panel or XonarSwitch instead of Asus Audio Center and that way you won't get the "Hata: Region unload" error.


      • Aidan20 Aug 2016 @ 19:39

        Interesting. XonarSwitch seems to have done the trick, although it was a bit confusing at first as I uninstalled the asus drivers but didn't install the UNi drivers (derp), but now it makes sense! I am a sucker for the asus interface though, but I can deal with it 🙂

        Thanks yet again 😀


  7. Diaboliquin19 Aug 2016 @ 03:09

    Hi, thank you for this amazing drivers.

    Driver UNi Xonar 1823 v1.80a r3 works in a Windows 10 upgraded to Anniversary Update. The only problem is that the Audio Center don't load in Windows start up, but loads if I run the application.


    • CarvedInside20 Aug 2016 @ 18:57

      Thanks for the feedback. Regarding Asus Audio Center not starting at Windows start-up, did you by any change install the drivers with "Low DPC Latency" configuration? If not, can you check for the presence of "CmiCnfg Dynamic Link Library" in Task Manager->Start-up and tell us if it show there and if it shows as enabled or disabled.


      • Diaboliquin25 Aug 2016 @ 00:18

        Thanks for answering. Yes I have the Low DPC latency configuracion. I will test the normal one.


  8. IJOJOI19 Aug 2016 @ 16:46

    Hi, unfortunately something doesn't work with with Windows 10 + Anniversary Update.
    I just got myself a Xonar DG, deleted all the realtek stuff, deactivated it in the bios, and installed the DG.

    ASUS drivers didn't even install, saying that there is no DG card.
    I installed version 1.80a r3, with the C-Panel, everything fine sofar, but there is no sound coming out 🙁

    Have tried several reinstalls and so on, but still nothing...

    Furthermore I wanted to add, that the “normal” install with the ASUS interface doesn’t work because I can’t start the Interface doesn’t show up…


    • CarvedInside19 Aug 2016 @ 18:29

      Does the 1.80a installer show any error message when starting? On the second page, does it detect the Xonar DG or do you have to manually select it?


      • IJOJOI20 Aug 2016 @ 02:16

        No error bessage, but I have to select it manually.
        Worth to note, that the device manager doesnt detect the card directly as DG but as not identified. After the driver install it shows up as C-Audio.
        Thx for Help

        I've Acutally found the cause for this!
        Quite a few people have/had the same problem, maybe it's worth including in the FAQ 😉
        It is caused by an EEPROM Overwrite.
        You can detect it with the Hardware ID in the Device Manager.
        More info here: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Xonar_EEPROM_Failure
        After booting from dos, and fixing this, the driver also recognised the card as DG and it works now!

        Very strange Issue,
        thank you for your awesome drivers and hard work!


        • CarvedInside20 Aug 2016 @ 18:33

          I'm glad that you found the problem. That's what I would have suggested. I've build a card detection system in UNi Xonar v1.80 that prompts the user if card is not detected because of a EEPROM overwrite. Since your card EEPROM changed to one of another C-Media card that system did not kick in.
          Will look into adding a entry in the FAQ for cases such as yours. Thanks.


  9. Josh19 Aug 2016 @ 22:18

    i received my xonar dsx today and installed it on my gigabyte z170x gaming 7 mobo and on the anniversary build of win10. i still have sound distortion (crackling, sound going in and out, distortions, etc) after installing the drivers from the main asus webpage and the 1.80 r3, 1.75 r2, and 1.64 drivers found here. also the sounds only affect games, movies, chrome (youtube and etc) but when i use the "test" function in sound devices or just testing it in my drivers, there is no sound issue. the sound issues persist at random times which is hard to pinpoint the problem for me. this is after a fresh reformatting of windows 10 and using both onboard creative recon3di chipset and now the asus xonar dsx. i have tried pretty much everything. enhancements off, un/re-install drivers and using different ones, tested with different earbuds and headsets, disable/enabled devices, etc... i have had this problem for a week now and my last resort was essentially buying the xonar dsx and hoping it will solve the issue. now i have pretty much run out of options at this point in regards to win10. anybody here have any suggestions/solutions for this fix? it seems like win10 is notorious for having terrible sound issues with drivers (realtek and creative as far as i know). thanks for any recommendations.

    relevant specs

    i6700k / gigabyte gaming 7 / evga gtx 980 ftw / 950 samsung pro 256gb / 850 samsung evo 250gb / ocz trion 150 960gb / asus xonar dsx


    • CarvedInside20 Aug 2016 @ 18:50

      Are these distortion issues related to the Windows 10 Anniversary build update or with Windows 10 in general? If you started having these only after the Anniversary build you could roll back to a previous Windows 10 build (#1, #2). If that is not possible you can download a older Windows 10 build from here. Install it without a internet connection present and once installed disable Windows Update service from Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services.


      • Josh21 Aug 2016 @ 01:28

        i had these issues before the anniversary build. however whereas before to fix it, all I needed to do was reboot, disable/enable drivers, uninstall/reinstall drivers, turn off enhancements, etc. the other thing was that before when i would "test" the audio issue in the playback devices, i could hear a weird whirring noise instead of a pinging noise. im going to rollback later today and hope that the earlier build will just be like before but like i stated earlier, these issues were evident before. now its just become consistently worse and at random times for whatever i do.


        • Josh21 Aug 2016 @ 06:39

          just to give an update. i rolled back to the 1511 windows (pre anniverary build) and installed the 1.75 r2 uni drivers for my sound and im still having issues. at this point i have no clue what exactly is causing my sound issues. i may just forgo win10 and go to win7 or win8.1 since 10 is causing audio issues for me.


          • CarvedInside21 Aug 2016 @ 14:57

            You should look into updating motherboard BIOS if possible. The problem could come from the motherboard PCIe management. Also try the audio card in another PCIe .


            • Josh22 Aug 2016 @ 00:25

              my bios is updated to the newest possible that isnt a beta and i have swapped between pcie slots and its still an issue. it affected both onboard and the external sound card as well so i doubt its the mobo.


              • Josh22 Aug 2016 @ 08:27

                so i found out that i have been getting high dcp latency using latencymon and figured out that the directx kernel and possibly wlan drivers might be causing audio issues. this seems to be a issue for many and especially those on win10. i originally found a thread and this guy has near identical issues that i have but with different hardware. i still havent been able to figure out the solution yet but for future reference, i at least identified the problem.

                link: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/645536-sound-crack-pop-with-windows-10anniversary/#comment-8309363


                • CarvedInside22 Aug 2016 @ 14:00

                  Just a heads up, LatencyMon isn't always correct about the DPC latency, may say that a system has high DPC latency and has problems playing audio/video when in fact it does not.
                  For fixing high DPC Latency I suggest you follow the 4.Tips & tweaks in reducing DPC latency. Since your motherboard has 2 LAN card, disable the one that's unused. If you are still using the Xonar card, install the drivers with "Low DPC Latency" or "C-Media Panel" configuration and do not use ASUS Audio Center to control the card. Hope this helps.


                  • Josh23 Aug 2016 @ 03:45

                    i have installed both low dpc latency and c-media panel and neither worked. i downloaded dps latency checker and it tells me that the absolute maximum is 1496 and i never had any red bars, mostly yellow 99% of the time. apparently the software tells me that i shouldn't expect any audio issues just like latencymon which is weird. i am still currently using the asus xonar card and swapping between that and my onboard for testing purposes. i have disabled my "killer" lan port and only enabled the default intel one. i disabled HPET in my bios and that also didn't solve the issue. I think i will consider installing w7 and/or getting a dac/amp combo to usb and trying that out. hopefully if the dac/amp combo works then my audio issues might be fixed? anyway thanks for the help so far. it seems like any troubleshooting i try ends up not working.


  10. Charles21 Aug 2016 @ 09:55

    Hi, I'm interested in buying a Xonar card to lower cpu load even more. Can anyone tell me if the basic drivers have the option for Loudness equalization? like here : http://www.trishtech.com/img_art/win7_loudeq_2.jpg



    • CarvedInside21 Aug 2016 @ 14:48

      Hi. From what I understand, Loudness equalization normalizes the sound so quiet sounds are easier to hear and loud sounds are less loud. Xonar drivers do not have a that exact option but have something similar, it's called SVN (Smart Volume Normalization). SVN may or may not work like "Loudness equalization".
      Xonar cards do use the CPU just like onboard cards or even more. Besides that, I would not recommend buying any card that's sold by ASUS or are powered by CMI 8788 audio chip as they have some issues that aren't solved and you might run into them.


      • Charles21 Aug 2016 @ 16:57

        Hmmm.. I see. Are there any sound cards you would recommend that has good drivers, or microsoft drivers (included with the OS) that would offload the CPU?

        thanks again!


        • CarvedInside21 Aug 2016 @ 20:56

          I don't have a recommendation. People go for external cards for improved sound quality. My advice would be to look into buying a more powerful CPU.


  11. Robby Robertson21 Aug 2016 @ 11:17

    Hi Everyone!
    I have a problem long time ago ( 3 years ), when i'm listening music, YT, or Windows media Player, VLC, etc, and when i stops / pause the music, or video, i get crackling sound but it's not always.
    I was tried everything, bought new Motherboard, bought APC PM5-gr surge protector, check all PSU cable, new drivers, old drivers, on-off function, No HDD No ODD No VGA card only the sound card, and SSD, but nothing helped. I tried Win10, but the problem was worse. It is very annoying, and I'm desperate to nothing helped.
    I launched DPC Latency checker and the values are good. 50-150 all green.

    Specs: i7 3770K, 16Gb ram Corsair DDR3 1600, HDD WD 1TB Black, SSD A-Data 240 SX930, Mobo MSI Z77-A G43 ( new bios ) OS: Win 7 Ultimate, VGA MSI GTX 970, Asus Xonar DX.

    Best Regards: Robert
    Thanks for the help!


    • CarvedInside21 Aug 2016 @ 20:53

      Do you have this issue when using the onboard audio card?


      • Robby Robertson21 Aug 2016 @ 22:21

        I have same problem yes, with Onboard audio.
        I checked now my psu, how he can Voltage good 3V, 5V, 12V etc, and anything looks good. My PSU Corsair AX760 very good quality.


  12. Rene Manzano G.21 Aug 2016 @ 22:26

    Hi Sir.
    Thank you for sharing your drivers.
    I am testing UniXonar on a Xonar DG card, and realized that latency improves form 10 to 1 ms, Also better sound quality.
    Which driver you recomend for Xonar DGX?


  13. rBose22 Aug 2016 @ 15:16

    Updated to anniversary successfully and everything is working fine on my end after 2 weeks of testing.

    Asus Xonar D2/PM 192KHz, 5.1


  14. PipPop24 Aug 2016 @ 14:56

    I'm currently getting issues with the center channel being muted if I set the card to 5.1 sound in mpc-hc with a 5.1 surround source audio. Anyone else have this issue or any clue on solving it?


  15. George24 Aug 2016 @ 16:25

    Xonar DG, clean Anniversary install, no problems installing the recommended 1822 v1.75a r2 driver.

    (btw the "Page updates/changelog" links at the top -the ones with the bullets and dates- don't seem to work)



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