1. TSA14 Sep 2019 @ 13:13

    XonarSwitch stopped working after some recent Windows 10 hotfix, it simply does not launch anymore (no error messages, no nothing).
    System: Win10 1903, Xonar DX, AMD Ryzen 3900 + Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7.


    • CarvedInside15 Sep 2019 @ 08:24

      Launch XonarSwitch and remember the time at which you launched it. Go to Event Viewer (can type it in search)->Windows Logs-> Application and look if there is an error or warning event at the time you've launched XonarSwitch. Also look into System category.
      Did this problem started after this weeks Tuesday Windows updates?

      Unrelated to the problem, I want to ask you if you had any restarts or BSODs when installing the Xonar drivers or when changing the card settings since you've upgraded to the Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7 motherboard?


      • Fabm17 Sep 2019 @ 14:24

        I have the same issue after a Windows update. System: Win10 1903 (Build 18362.356), Xonar DGX, Intel i7 8700k on Asrock Z370 Extreme4
        I tried to start XonarSwitch and this is what I got in the Eventmanager (Unfortunately in German, hope it helps nonetheless):

        Application Error:

        "Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: XonarSwitch.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x55f05b78
        Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: unknown, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x00000000
        Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
        Fehleroffset: 0x008df860
        ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x588
        Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d56d4822c0c7bf
        Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Users\Fabian\Documents\XonarSwitch.exe
        Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: unknown
        Berichtskennung: 0c2abdd4-580a-49ae-b8bf-112b6acc1b84
        Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets:
        Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist: "



        "Fehlerbucket 2173107325341623063, Typ 5
        Ereignisname: BEX
        Antwort: Nicht verfügbar
        CAB-Datei-ID: 0

        P1: XonarSwitch.exe
        P3: 55f05b78
        P4: StackHash_a036
        P6: 00000000
        P7: PCH_B4_FROM_ntdll+0x0007232C
        P8: c0000005
        P9: 00000008

        Angefügte Dateien:

        Diese Dateien befinden sich möglicherweise hier:

        Es wird erneut nach einer Lösung gesucht: 0
        Berichts-ID: 0c2abdd4-580a-49ae-b8bf-112b6acc1b84
        Berichtstatus: 268435456
        Bucket mit Hash: 140e8696a0961c81be286d9949c96317
        CAB-Datei-Guid: 0"


      • TSA17 Sep 2019 @ 22:57

        Hi, sorry for the delay,

        Here's the error data:
        Faulting application name: XonarSwitch.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x55f05b78
        Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
        Exception code: 0xc0000005
        Fault offset: 0x00891970
        Faulting process id: 0x3a58
        Faulting application start time: 0x01d56d91cdc4e8ce
        Faulting application path: C:\AMD\XonarSwitch.exe
        Faulting module path: unknown
        Report Id: 9e398e38-bf1d-4a86-b9e4-f90df8b9fc0b
        Faulting package full name:
        Faulting package-relative application ID:

        No, I had no problems with the driver or settings both with 2500k/ z77 mobo or zen+ and zen2 / x470 mobo... Zero BSODs or anything like that for last two years or so.


  2. Terak21 Sep 2019 @ 08:50

    Im using Xonar Switch on the latest version of win 10 64 bit with no issues at all but im on the insider program on the slow ring. Using a ASUS Rog Hero Z270 with a 6700k.


  3. Tebz26 Oct 2019 @ 14:52

    Does anyone know of software with similar functionality as Xonar Switch for other sounds cards/on-board sound? I was a long time user until my latest build which no longer has my Asus Xonar DG installed. I miss the easy switching for the front panel and the speakers, but I've found the windows 10 sound applet in the tray seems to be working well enough. One thing I haven't found is an easy way to toggle mic monitor on/off.

    Hoping anyone here might have some imput. Cheers.


  4. Bakitm26 Oct 2019 @ 16:15

    Hello, is there a way that i can get back my EQ settings from a xonar swithc backup file without using xonar switch? I have an issue that i can not use my xonar sound card in my new system but i want to get the EQ from the backup for a temporary baseline on my motherboard audio, until i sort out the sound card issue.


    • CarvedInside31 Oct 2019 @ 01:10

      If you still need this, send me the XonarSwitch backup file by e-mail, I will load it and send you a screenshot with the EQ settings.


  5. Serkan04 Jan 2020 @ 18:10

    I have a Asus xonar ds pci
    Motherboard : gigabyte z270 hd3
    processor : i5 7400
    win 10 1909 version pro 64 bit
    my problem 96 khz/24 bit no problem and very good working but xonar supports 192 khz /24 bit and sound sizzling , channels changing .
    can y help me ?

    Best regards


    • CarvedInside05 Jan 2020 @ 17:34

      Is this a problem only with XonarSwitch? Because if it's not, you posted on the wrong page and you should repost it under a more suitable page.

      Also you might want to clarify the problem. Sound sizzling as there is a noise? Always or only when audio is playing? How the channels are changing? How many channels you have enabled? Which drivers have you tried?


  6. ameneses04 May 2020 @ 13:11

    Win 10 pro, Dell Xps . I have the xonar essence STX.
    I tried to install the Xonar Switch , but it does not launch (nothing happens), any idea?


  7. Temati18 Jul 2020 @ 01:06

    Just wanted to thank you for this amazing app and driver.
    I am on Win10 1909, Ryzen 3600, B450 Tomahawk with Asus Xonar DX
    Works like a charm


  8. qqq06 Oct 2020 @ 15:32

    Damn, I've been looking for something like this for so long... Dunno how I didn't stumble upon this sooner. I definitely prefer the Xonar Audio Center thing to the built in Windows alternative, but it always annoyed me that I had to open it up and select the output from the drop down menu. Now I've plugged your brilliant app into my Rainmeter setup and can switch between headphones and speakers just by clicking one icon on my desktop. So THANKS! 🙂


  9. Blackdragonbird07 Oct 2020 @ 20:29

    Xonar Switch stopped to work in my system for some reason. Windows 10 2004 x64 Pro. It was working, I restarted the computer normally and after restart I got the message: Run-time error '52': Bad file name or number.

    There's no log in event viewer. Reinstalled the driver and switched for an older Xonar Switch version, the problem persist. Any information where more I can look to find the issue?

    Thanks. =)


  10. MT30 Oct 2020 @ 15:58

    Same application crash on LTSC 2019 (With latest .NET and Cumulative update), seems to have started recently.

    I noticed as my external program calls XonarSwitch when I switch profiles, it hangs sometimes but the profiles eventually switch. But indeed the application doesn't want to start at all anymore (GUI).

    Disabling DEP fixes it.


  11. komputerek29 Jan 2021 @ 18:02

    This should be included as an option in the Uni drivers (even marked as a beta if that's necessary)!
    It is easy to overlook it. A lot of people might still be using old panels from Asus or C-Panel instead of this - much better one.


    • CarvedInside31 Jan 2021 @ 22:27

      Thank you for the suggestion. I was thinking about this and I still am considering it. The thing is, there are a couple of issues with integrating XonarSwitch as it is now with the UNi Xonar driver installer.


  12. Cenwulf09 Mar 2021 @ 23:48

    Feature request: additional command line arguments to invoke the backup settings functionality and/or return currently selected profile.
    This utility is great, it gives the macro buttons on my keyboard something useful to do.


  13. Latlak14 Mar 2021 @ 06:27

    THANK YOU! <3 This is the best thing that could happen to me soundwise. I really hated my DGX, distortion sounds from GPU, very disappointing quality, low volume although amp was set up and mixer as well. Xonar Switch improved my volume and made my MMX 300 boom sharply, I can now locate the instruments even in electronic music! I love it, I was about to spend hundreds of euros for external DAC equipment although this was all I needed. Thank you again! Do I need UNi anymore running in the background or is Xonar Switch a full replacement? And does it overwrite UNi settings? Because the mixer in Xonar Switch is set to 45% while UNi had it on 50% but was quieter and now I don't know what settings I run.


    • stanek14 Mar 2021 @ 18:01

      Reinstall your Uni driver selecting "Low DPC latency" option. Never run any of the C-Media or Xonar panels and just use XonarSwitch - for the sake of comfort you can have it in your autostart. That will ensure you get the best performance and compatibility.


      • CarvedInside17 Mar 2021 @ 21:38

        I moved your comment from a new comment to a reply to the comment I assumed you where answering to. Next time when you are replying to someone, please use the Reply button on the right of that comment instead of writing a new comment.


    • CarvedInside17 Mar 2021 @ 21:44

      Last audio panel used overwrites the current settings. You can use XonarSwitch alongside ASUS Audio Center or C-Media Audio Panel but it's preferably used as a replacement of those, in which case, reinstall the UNi Xonar drivers with Low DPC Latency configuration just as stanek said. There is one caveat, if you need front panel headphones auto-detection (or automatic jack-sensing), then you also have ASUS Audio Center running in the background (UNi Xonar with Normal panel configuration).

      Don't think the improvements that you are hearing are from XonarSwitch. They are either from UNi Xonar drivers or simply because you are using different settings.


  14. Squire21 Mar 2021 @ 22:00

    Any chance to get F13~F24 key as shortcut keys to work ? (for mic mute toggle) to be specific.


    • Udavf28 May 2021 @ 00:17

      You must bind some key to your profile, then open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XonarSwitch\Profiles\ >>Names of your profiles<<
      There is key named Shortcut , F11 key equals 7B 00, so i figured F13=7C 00, F14 = 7D 00, F15 = 7E 00.
      Works like a charm, .would be a lot cooler if they did. make it possible through GUI though.
      Also quick hint for people reading this, you can remap keys on keyboard with SharpKeys software.
      For example i got some mileage of dumbass browser, mail, search buttons on my keyboard by mapping them to F13..14..15.


  15. MaloW22 Jul 2021 @ 11:27

    Hey, love this program, but I'm having an issue that every time that I close my computer XonarSwitch "crashes" in a way that keep my computer from shutting down unless I press "ok" on the crash-message: https://i.imgur.com/xOGpYAI.jpg
    Running latest Windows 10 (this has been happening for a year or so for me, across multiple Windows versions), an Asus Xonar STX II on an ASRock Z270 Extreme4. It's not a big deal but it's definitely a minor annoyance at this point, any idea what might cause it?



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