1. Milan05 Feb 2017 @ 08:29

    Hi. Latest revision working OK(windows 10), except impossibility to play "demo-(test)" sound, to check if all my surround speakers are working normally. how to fix that? tnx


    • CarvedInside05 Feb 2017 @ 16:56

      Hi. The demo test in ASUS Audio Center or C-Media Panel? Which drivers did you had before installing v1.81a that had a working demo test sound? Your card is?


  2. Den05 Feb 2017 @ 11:48

    I also installed UNi Xonar Drivers v1.81a rev.2 (low DPC version) on a Xonar D1 (Windows 10 64-bit) and the sound has changed and has become incredibly deep crystal clear. It is a very, very good Drivers. Thank you.


    • CarvedInside05 Feb 2017 @ 16:57

      Thanks for the feedback. Which drivers you had previously?


      • Den07 Feb 2017 @ 20:32

        UNi Xonar Drivers v1.81a rev.1 (standart version)


        • CarvedInside07 Feb 2017 @ 22:07

          I meant previously to v1.81a.


          • Den08 Feb 2017 @ 22:58

            By the time the output drivers in order: v1.75 and v1.80 (in the default settings, no extra bells and whistles). The last driver with high class, the sound is very soft and detailed, I dissolve it.


            • Fey11 Feb 2017 @ 14:43

              I believe I can agree with Den, the sound signature has definitely changed with this new driver. I previously had UNi Xonar 1823 v1.80a.


              • Anonymous13 Feb 2017 @ 22:45

                I can also confirm that the sound is different between the "STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3" version and the latest generic one(W10 1825 v1.81a r2)


    • Nick08 Feb 2017 @ 02:59

      You probably had EQ active or had GX enabled (which I noticed distorts the sound in many cases.)


  3. Anarion06 Feb 2017 @ 02:03

    I installed 1.81 r1 Xonar D2/PM Windows 10 x64 and I think the audio is kinda different from 1.80. It may be a placebo but I think the audio is clearer now. It sounds a bit more "metallic" than before. Albeit clearer but it's like it's lost depth and volume. Volume is 100% on driver panel and Windows volume slider. Sample rate is 48khz on driver panel and Windows settings is set to 24bit 48khz. Same settings as with 1.80 which I had before.


  4. SaLaDiN06 Feb 2017 @ 12:42

    Hello, this might be a stupid question, but better safe than sorry :D.

    I am running Win7 64bit and Asus Xonar D2, so I guess, I should not download the 1.81a driver, right, is it purely only for W10? And if I want the latest one, I should go for the 1.80a “Standard”. Thanks for the help.

    Anyway, thank you for your hard work, you are doing a great job.

    Ooooh, and one more thing. Seeing known issues in 1.80a “Standard” about a mic turning off, I can confirm this with Discord.

    Discord is somehow turning off a mic completely or turning off a mic boost /but in the Asus Xonar app the boost is still marked as being turned on/ when you launch it. Restarting the system usually works, but it is like rolling the dice, once I was on a bad mic turning off streak, had to restart my pc 6 times in a row cos ASAP I launched Discord, a mic went off once again or the output from mic was so low, that friends could barely hear me.

    But found some possible fixes:

    1. When the output from a mic is unusually low, going into the Asus app and turning off/on a mic boost helps to restore the volume to the normal level.

    2. Turning on a mic on my headphones before starting the Discord app usually helps to prevent a mic going off completely to some degree and the issue occurs less often, not getting a warning from Discord that no input from my mic is detected so often.

    Hope this helps someone to cope with the said issues, cos restarting pc is annoying.

    Gonna test now the 1.75a “Standard” driver to see if the mic issues still occur.


    • CarvedInside07 Feb 2017 @ 01:07

      Hi. Yes, v1.81a is only for Windows 10. I've written about this in the release notes. v1.80a is the latest for Windows 7.
      About the microphone problems, let us know how it works with v1.75a.


  5. Happy User06 Feb 2017 @ 12:43

    Hi CarvedInside!
    You and your drivers ROCK! I use your drivers with Razer Barracuda AC-1 sound card and it's still better than 2016 Asus motherboard int. Supreme FX. I just wanted to ask does my card support Xear 3D, because if I activate that then I see no difference and I only know if I try to play Elder Scrolls Oblivion then game crashes if it's activated. I don't even know well what does Xear 3D do and If it's even supported newer games and software?


    • CarvedInside07 Feb 2017 @ 01:01

      Hi. Xear 3D aka GX in Asus Audio Center is EAX emulatator. EAX is not supported in newer games. You can google for EAX supported games. I don't recommend you use it(see FAQ Q&A11).


  6. iron200006 Feb 2017 @ 16:56

    Somehow the Line-In input sounds a lot softer with v1.81a rev.2.
    Have a PS4 connected to Line-In on my Xonar DX.


  7. Gripsz07 Feb 2017 @ 05:32

    "Added DPI interface scaling to the installer" ? Does this mean that the AsusAudioCenter will display correctly on UHD 4K monitors? I'm Ready to dump the Xonar DG because of the TINY ControlPanel - "AsusAudioCenter.exe". I'm not displeased with the function or sound of this card with the stock drivers, and have been using this soundcard for years, Headphone and Spdif to Entertainment center. I actually have a new extra retail box one i liked it so much when i bought it. I tried a rReg Hack and .Manifest file (for photoshop) and it Did make the AsusAudioCenter.exe display large and readable for a short time, but i figured out that - that was removing the entire windows Network Tray Icon from Win 7!! Anyway do these drivers/fixes work on the problem with 4K monitors' display of Asus control panel?? I would love to get this fixed, surely there's a fix to the Exe or something without manifest files screwing up windows system. Help !?!


    • CarvedInside07 Feb 2017 @ 15:17

      The key word is installer. If I would have added DPI interface scaling to Asus Audio Center I would have said so.
      For your problem, you might want to try C-media Panel that is included in UNi Xonar drivers with Low DPC Latency or C-Media panel configuration. Or try the standalone XonarSwitch.
      If you want DPI scaling to Asus Audio Center then you should write to ASUS support. If we try, maybe we can come up with different hacks to make it work but they are the ones that could fix it.


    • CarvedInside08 Feb 2017 @ 17:44

      I've deleted your 2nd comment since it is insulting and inappropriate. You should know that you don't mock and insult someone and then ask for their help. With this kind of behavior you are not welcomed here.


      • Gripsz09 Feb 2017 @ 13:11

        Please Forgive my Reply to your comments, it was totally inappropriate in this venue. I did as you suggested LowDPC version 1.71. Fixes DPI issue in that SysTray Icon is not preloaded, and when you Run AsusAudioCenter.exe from UniXonar Menu it loads to tray - then you can double click systray icon (once you set it to always show in tray) and DPI looks Great. Thank You Very Much. I tried Copying link to AsusAudioCenter to StartUp in Windows Start Menu but we're back to tiny dialoged panel on that one. Could you tell me if there is a way to run, or a version of, this AsusAudioCenter.exe that will simply run and not Load into Systray - so i can simply run it from Windows Taskbar?


  8. Kein08 Feb 2017 @ 08:55

    Hi, I have a problem, I've installed UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r3 for Win7 (low PDC) and now every time I adjust volume and audio starts to play I hear crackling noise out of speakers. Connected via SPDIF.


    • CarvedInside08 Feb 2017 @ 17:33

      Hi. Which drivers you had previously installed that worked fine?
      Try uninstalling and reinstalling the v1.80a drivers. If you still have the problem, try with v1.75a drivers.


      • Kein08 Feb 2017 @ 17:42

        None, I just got Xonar DG and installed anew,


        • CarvedInside08 Feb 2017 @ 17:48

          You should have mentioned that. Maybe your card is faulty and has nothing to do with the drivers. Try what I've said above. Check the analog outputs as well. Try your card in another PC.


          • Kein08 Feb 2017 @ 17:52

            Yeah.. thanks. Wish I had a luxury to check in "another PC". Wanted to try to locate issue with what I have. At least it was somewhat cheap.


  9. Kein08 Feb 2017 @ 19:55

    Also, question: is there a way to have working headphone connected to FP while speakers connected via SPDIF out?


    • sxt209 Feb 2017 @ 11:53

      DISABLE SVN, that causes the crackling on all the drivers.


      • Kein09 Feb 2017 @ 19:25

        Thanks but it never was enabled. I will probably just return the card and swap for Audigy, can't really use it if can't do SPDIF out + analog together. Not Mic, not Headphones work. Meh.


  10. Fox12 Feb 2017 @ 03:52

    work in new version driver(xonar D2, w7 x64) ASIO sound with other sound? For example, play music via asio and call of duty playing. This is for me big problem, because after stop play music other sound not work, or for another functionality ASIO is necessary to close the browser, etc. Patch ASIO 1.0 not work.

    This is why Xonar in the box and X-Fi Elite Pro in the PC


    • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 00:46

      The ASIO included in the Xonar drivers can't do that. You could try a ASIO 4 ALL. In case you need other sounds to play as well I would suggest you use DirectSound or if possible the WASAPI (nonexclusive) output playback.


  11. maciejak13 Feb 2017 @ 11:48

    I install last driver 1.81 rev2 on win10 with Xonar Essence ST, but i hear sometimes clipping ? Latency asio is ok and volume is ok. What is problem ?


    • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 00:40

      You have this problem with ASIO playback? To confirm that this is a driver specific issue, you should try with previous drivers and again with 1.81.


      • maciejak17 Feb 2017 @ 01:41

        A both drivers 1.80 and a.1.81 have sometimes clipping. I update my Aimp to 4.13 and the same problem, maybe not big problem, but make me angry. Why it is that clipping ??


  12. arsi13 Feb 2017 @ 14:02

    thx nice drivers. is possible to get EQ "effects" to 2db steps instead of 4db. DGX user


    • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 00:41

      Depending on which audio panel you are using to set the EQ effects you could try the other ones. Try with C-Media Panel and XonarSwitch if you are using Asus Audio Center.


  13. Xing13 Feb 2017 @ 17:21

    Hi, my mic doesn't work after installing the latest driver. DGX and WIN10


    • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 00:43

      To confirm it's a driver issue, try with the previous drivers and with v1.81a again.


  14. Must114 Feb 2017 @ 14:01

    Hi and thanx for the new drivers.
    Is a new driver mainly for STX II cards is planned ? (UNi Xonar STXII W10 1825 v1.81b ) ?

    Thank you.


    • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 16:05

      Hi. Currently there are no new STXII audio drivers available. See FAQ Q&A 13.
      Except the missing driver signature, v1.81a should work fine for STXII cards.


      • Must114 Feb 2017 @ 17:48

        OK i 'm going to try the driver.
        Is the uninstall system crash for STXII will be fixed ? (i saw the trick for the uninstall).
        Thanx again for your job.


        • CarvedInside14 Feb 2017 @ 22:56

          The uninstall system crash is only on v1.81a drivers, regardless of card used. I can't fix it, it's related to a issue with the 1825 audio drivers.


      • Must114 Feb 2017 @ 22:15

        installation failed for me with UNi Xonar W10 1825 v1.81a rev.2 drivers on STXII : i need to install it with windows 10 64 bits in test mode, is it normal?


  15. Kano15 Feb 2017 @ 08:18

    I can't play sound through headphones and SPDIF at the same time on latest UNi drivers. I have previously been able to.


    • CarvedInside15 Feb 2017 @ 13:36

      Thanks for the feedback. Which are the previous drivers that worked fine in this regard? Which card do you have? Did you make any changes other than activating the SPDIF from Asus/Cmedia/XonarSwitch panel?


      • Kano16 Feb 2017 @ 02:29

        Previous drivers - 1.75+1.8.
        Card - Xonar STX.
        No other changes.
        With SPDIF ticked and selecting the output in music player to SPDIF the headphone sound will just stop operating.



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