1. Lipservice14 Jun 2017 @ 06:01

    Hello, I just purchased today an ASUS XONAR DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit card. I am running Windows7 Professional 64bit. I will be using it strictly on my Onkyo Home Theater receiver. And only using the digital out on the card (optical out). The receiver is 7.1 channel. What would be the best driver for it?
    Thank you!


    • CarvedInside14 Jun 2017 @ 15:33

      Hello. Start with v1.80a, if you encounter any issues try v1.80b and then v1.75a.
      Since you are new to Xonar cards and their issues, before reporting any issues try the ASUS original drivers and see how they perform in that regard.


    • Kalle13 Jul 2017 @ 21:39

      So I'm running WIndows 10 64 bit and have a Asus Xonar DX card.

      I have tried both v1.81a r2 and v1.80a r3 but both causes BSOD from time to time.


      • CarvedInside14 Jul 2017 @ 12:42

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  2. DGX User17 Jun 2017 @ 19:34

    Hi, i have DGX on S/PDIF (Win7x64), and i'm using v1.80a, sometimes after booting up, i have no audio output for few minutes, sound is playing, and bars in Control Panel are moving, but no audio at all, after few minutes it's start playing as normal. I'm not doing anything, just suddenly starts playing. Is there any fix for this?
    On my old machine (IP35Pro 775) this begins in few months ago, after i moved to z270 nothing changed it's doing again. :/


    • CarvedInside17 Jun 2017 @ 22:59

      It could be that there is something wrong with your card, maybe some capacitors are deteriorated. Check your card and see if there is any capacitors that leaked or are bulging.

      Or it could be an issue with the receiver/speakers again with its capacitors or something else. To check if the receiver has an issue you could start the receiver a few minutes earlier before starting the PC
      You could also use the onboard audio card if it has a S/PDIF output. In terms of sound quality there is no difference between a onboard and a dedicated audio card when using S/PDIF output.


  3. Evert18 Jun 2017 @ 12:28

    Does the drivers work in the latest Win 10 Insider Build?


  4. PALADiN20 Jun 2017 @ 10:52

    Is the Xonar D2X supposed to support spatial audio (introduced with Windows 10 1703) when using the 3.5mm jacks? I have the tab available in the playback device properties but the only option I can select is "None" when using the official ASUS driver.


  5. Kyle23 Jun 2017 @ 06:43

    Xonar essence ST, sound only works for a few seconds on restarting my computer then it stops, tested using all different variations of drivers, running windows 10 enterprise. Unsure of the problem, anyone had this before?


    • CarvedInside23 Jun 2017 @ 12:00

      When it's not working, open Device Manager->"Sound,video ..."->Asus Xonar ST card proprieties. What does it say under “Device status”?
      Which build number your Windows is?


      • kyle smith23 Jun 2017 @ 16:52

        Says working properly no error code. Windows build #10240 Windows 10 Enterprise N version 10.


        • CarvedInside23 Jun 2017 @ 17:49

          When it's not working, go to Windows Volume->"Playback devices", does Speakers (Xonar ST Device) show sound activity? On the same Playback devices window, double click the Speakers and go to Advanced tab and untick "Allow applications to take exclusive control ..." see if this helps.
          You should check that your speakers aren't the problem. You should also test your ST card in another PC.


          • Kyle Smith24 Jun 2017 @ 11:28

            Found out the problem, "Startech PCI-e to PCI adapter" is the culprit. I have a rampage V extreme with no PCI slots. Hate to see this card go though, changed out the op amps and did a few tweaks here and there. Going to give a different brand adapter a try and see if I have luck, if not looks like Fenix HT Omega is going to be my next card 🙁 ! Thanks for your help!


  6. Hafeez23 Jun 2017 @ 23:36

    I use ASUS Xonar DGX & Use Windows 10 & Drive (UNi Xonar W10 1825 v1.81a r2) ...I would like to add Dolby Hometheater V 4.0 ..But I do not know how .. Is possible help. Please


  7. loydd24 Jun 2017 @ 16:15

    j'ai acheté une carte son phoebus solo or les drivers ne fonctionnent pas ni ceux trouvés sur le site d'asus, où puis je trouver des drivers fonctionnels pour ma XONAR PHOEBUS SOLO ?
    j'ai lu qu'ils fallait telecharger les drivers unifiés or je ne les trouve pas sur le net



    • CarvedInside24 Jun 2017 @ 19:07

      English is the only language allowed here.
      UNi Xonar drivers do not work with Xonar Phoebus cards. As far as I know there aren't any modded drivers for Xonar Phoebus cards.


  8. Dr. Khaled28 Jun 2017 @ 11:03

    I'm using Xonar DSX driver for Windows 10
    Xonar DSX driver (ver. , Audio Center version: )

    this is the latest official driver from the website of asus
    and I heard about uni drivers, so what are the advantages of uni driver over the latest official drivers, are these advantages in term of sound quality and optimum surrounding sound? waiting for the answer


  9. kritican30 Jun 2017 @ 18:31

    i was have xonar dx and then i sell her cause i think she doesnt work correctly and now i have xonar dsx and i still cant use 6 channels on logitech z906. can somebody tell me what i need to do. i try with few uni xonar drivers and still doesnt work i try find something in windows settings and nothing work. so can anyone tell me which drivers works on dsx or what i need to do to get real surround sound... pls help im tired of this shit


    • CarvedInside06 Jul 2017 @ 05:04

      I will take this opportunity to tell you that if you sold a card that you thought was defective that was wrong.
      Now getting to the problem you are having. How are you connecting the speakers to the soundcard, analog or digital (S/PDIF) cable?
      If you are using the S/PDIF connection then you need to:
      1)set "DTS Interactive" encoding in S/PDIF Out menu in ASUS Audio Center or C-Media panel
      2)check that your speakers are set to DTS decoding.


  10. raaciye.com05 Jul 2017 @ 03:09

    Link State Power Management might be the complication that forced me to reinstall both the XONAR® Audio Center™ and the MaxedTech® UNi XONAR Audio Software™ in Safe Mode when the 1630 still ran Windows 7.


  11. Sam06 Jul 2017 @ 20:19

    Hey, to begin with I must say I am really thankful for your modded drivers, I've been using them since way back in 2013 with my STX card and it has worked flawlessly so far, thank you! 🙂

    Also I am unsure if this is really up to you and I don't think It's a super big deal but I just inserted the STX II into my machine and the DPC latency is about 35-40 higher versus when I had the normal STX card, I use the "UNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3" driver which I take it is the recommended one to use, do you think I could have better success with other drivers, I did try 1.75b same results, or do you think this is something that can be improved down the line with driver updates?! I figured if it's in Asus or Cmedia's hands I would better start believing in santa claus than wishing for them to get there beep's together.. 😀


    • CarvedInside09 Jul 2017 @ 17:01

      Hi. The higher DPC latency could come from some STXII card specific subroutines in the drivers that aren't optimized. I suggest you try the "a" drivers and see if higher DPC Latency situation improves.
      Speaking of DPC Latency, I am working on a new tweak that would reduce the DPC Latency for all cards. While it's not directly related to your problem I will be interested in the DPC Latency results on your card. I hope I will be able to make this tweak availabe for testing sometime next week.


      • Sam14 Jul 2017 @ 04:20

        Hi. Thanks for the tip! While I have not gather enough courage to run Windows in test mode yet I will probably try it out later just to see if the "a" driver does indeed give me any better latency!

        About your new tweak decreasing DPC latency on all cards sounds amazing.. Wasn't expecting it was even possible without Asus or Cmedia actually doing something from their end!! But glad to hear you are at least trying to improve it even if it might only be a small bit, I will for sure let you know how it worked for me as soon as I can try it out! 🙂


        • CarvedInside15 Jul 2017 @ 17:57

          You can install v1.80a drivers with "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement method" instead and restart normally after that.

          Small improvements here and there can be done without having the driver source code, but that research requires a lot of time and effort. Took me a while and now I finally have something new that may be usefull. You can now check the new DPC Latency lowering tweak here. I look forward to your feedback.


  12. slavutich3206 Jul 2017 @ 20:23

    Hello. I'm using W10 Creators Update now. And my problem is so strange. When i try to listen music in AIMP, try to watch videos in youtube or in videoplayer after 5-10 seconds of playing my STX clicks and sound is turn off in system compeletely. After that click mouse start freezing some time about 10 seconds and became normal after that. Device Manager says STX is OK and works normally. Sound turn on after rebooting the system. Try to install 2 latest drivers. No luck.


    • CarvedInside07 Jul 2017 @ 06:14

      Check that your auxiliary power connector is properly connected to the card.
      You should try your card in another PC preferably with Windows 7 or Windows 8.


      • slavutich3208 Jul 2017 @ 08:57

        Thanks for help. I already found solution - CPU overclocking via clock generator. Put it in 100MHz and problem is gone. Anyway, thx for your help here and unified drivers of course!


  13. Elisey09 Jul 2017 @ 17:56

    Hello CarvedInside! can you help me or say some tips. I got Xonar STX and DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm, which settings better for this headphones, High Gain or for 64~300Ohms or Extra High Gain for 300~600Ohm ? 🙂


    • DioExtreme09 Jul 2017 @ 22:26

      Extra High Gain does have a little more detail for me but that might be because of the upgraded opamps I have.
      Either works fine though, just don't go too high on volume with Extra High Gain.


    • billgates11 Jul 2017 @ 20:57

      Extra High Gain is always the best. Even on low impedance headphones. I don't know how, but the driver ruin sound quality bigger on lower impedance setting.
      On Extra High Gain sound is clearer, warmer and integral.


  14. Dean13 Jul 2017 @ 23:46

    Hey guys. Been using my Xonar D2X for... well a while. I just had a thought though- what else is out there that supports either DD:Live or DTS:Interactive for sending 5.1 over optical? My reason for getting the card ages ago was to sling true surround sound to my AVR without having the run HDMI through it (added cables, and no video/audio independence). Since the issue I had with my sound card and the creators update has meant I'm sticking with anniversary for the foreseeable future it got me thinking- what else is out there? What other sound cards exist that can run DD:L or DTS:I over optical? What do other people use? Or am I in a tiny minority with anyone who wants true surround moving to an HDMI solution?


  15. Hello18 Jul 2017 @ 13:11

    Hello I have not used your drivers but am having a problem with my xonar dgx possibly and have searched around the internet for help with it and found your forum through suggestions to install these drivers. I just bought the card recently (couple weeks) and last night I had the left ear of my headphones stop outputting sound but if I changed the analog out setting to something like 5.1 or 2 or 4 speakers the left ear would start outputting sound again but not if I set back to headphone. I restarted and shutdown/rebooted several times and it didn't seem to help but now I woke up this morning and booted up and now it is working in headphone mode. I know this is probably not the place to ask but do you know what the problem could be? I am wary of using your drivers as it says it has problems like BSOD with windows 10 which I am using.


    • CarvedInside18 Jul 2017 @ 13:56

      Hello. Maybe the problem is hardware related because when you enable headphone mode the card uses the headphone amplifier that is not enabled when using 2, 4 and 5.1 channels analog output.
      UNi Xonar drivers aren't more prone to BSOD with Windows 10 than ASUS Xonar drivers. The "Notes about Windows 10 compatibility" are valid for ASUS original drivers as well.
      So you can try the UNi Xonar drivers without worry. I assume you are using ASUS Xonar 1823 drivers, in your case since you have this left headphone not working problem I suggest you try UNi Xonar drivers with different audio drivers, so I recommend trying v1.81a and v.180b drivers.



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