1. Catnips16 Sep 2013 @ 17:24

    The program crashes when I click New Profile

    Sound Card Model : Xonar DG
    Xonar Driver Version :
    Xonar Driver Registry Key : SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}008
    Xonar Card Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_84671043&REV_00
    Operating System Version : Microsoft Windows 8 Pro x64
    Operating System Locale ID : 2057


    • Giulio16 Sep 2013 @ 17:40

      Is the Real Time Settings window crashing as well or does it open normally?


      • Catnips16 Sep 2013 @ 17:53

        Clicking Real Time Settings does not open any windows and causes the tray icon to not respond to right clicks.
        Double clicking still opens the Profiles window but clicking New causes it to crash.


        • Giulio16 Sep 2013 @ 17:58

          Can you please send me an e-mail?

          XonarSwitch’s tray icon -> right click -> About XonarSwitch -> click on my name.
          If it’s not highlighted try closing and reopening the about window until it is: there’s anti-spam feature that might kick in


    • Catnips17 Sep 2013 @ 01:12

      Giulio found the fix.

      I had the microphone disabled in the recording devices window.


      Everything is working fine now.


  2. kasper9316 Sep 2013 @ 17:47

    Headphones Gain change doesn't work in latest version...


    • kasper9316 Sep 2013 @ 17:51

      In real time settings. In profiles works fine.


      • Giulio16 Sep 2013 @ 17:55

        From what I see in the code it was probably bugged in previous revisions as well. I'll release an hotfix very soon. If you want to test the hotfix send me an email via about window.


  3. Giulio16 Sep 2013 @ 18:25

    I’ve got the hotfix ready for Headphones Gain not working in Real Time Settings. Any volounteer with a suitable Xonar to test it so I can release? :p


    • badsykes16 Sep 2013 @ 20:57

      I have an Essence ST and Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones ... Should i write my email here ?


      • Giulio16 Sep 2013 @ 21:02

        Your email would be picked up by spambots, so it's better you don't write it here.

        Rather, contact me using these instructions:
        XonarSwitch’s tray icon -> right click -> About XonarSwitch -> click on my name.
        If it’s not highlighted try closing and reopening the about window until it is: there’s anti-spam feature that might kick in


  4. Saurav Srivastava16 Sep 2013 @ 20:58

    Just started using v0.9.83. Thanks for the Dolby headphone room selector.

    I am no longer using Asus Xonar Audio center and have reinstall Uni drivers in "low dpc" mode. Since none of the games I play today use EAX, this also disabled GX which is fine. I created some profiles and just load them as needed. So far, it is working fine.

    Can I make a donation as a gesture of appropriation?


  5. doubleb16 Sep 2013 @ 21:25

    I appriciate for the great work, runs flawless on w7x64 via DS but it will be better if it remembers the last DTS :Neo settings or if possible integrating these options to app will be great. Now after profile changes DTS:NEO options reverted back to default.

    Sound Card Model : Xonar DS
    Xonar Driver Version :
    Xonar Driver Registry Key : SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}009
    Xonar Card Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_838E1043&REV_00
    Operating System Version : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Operating System Locale ID : 1055

    Anyway thanks for such a great app.


    • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 01:25

      Thanks for your feedback. My sound card doesn't support DTS so it's a bit tricky to test the code I write, but I'll see what I can do.


  6. Manu16 Sep 2013 @ 23:22

    Program crashes immediately after launching. I do not receive any visual information after starting this program. Windows Event View shows an application error for XonarSwitch.exe with error code "0xc0000005".
    (I ensured that XonarSwitch.exe had read / write permissions for the folders I launched it from.)

    Asus Xonar DGX / Latest Uni Xonar Driver with C-Media Panel
    Windows 7 x64
    Intel 4th Gen Core CPU / Intel H87 Chipset


    • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 01:20

      Try and see if the latest hotfix works for you, otherwise please send me an email following the istructions in my reply to Catnips above.


  7. Manu17 Sep 2013 @ 01:47

    Ok, I solved it. You need to opt out XonarSwitch.exe from DEP. I changed DEP from Opt-In to Opt-Out some time ago for security reasons.


    • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 15:35

      I improved XonarSwitch's compatibility with DEP. From next revision onwards you'll be able to remove the explicit entry from the DEP opt-out list without it crashing on you.


  8. Jose17 Sep 2013 @ 02:44

    I am not sure if sample rate switch is working well because I can not hear the tipical "click" in the sound card when sample rate is changed. My sound card is a Xonar DX. Does anyone has this problem?



    • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 10:11

      Hi and thanks for your feedback.

      The click you are referring to is a relay switching between rear and front output. The ASUS control panel sometimes re-sends commands to the card even though the card is already in the requested configuration. It might re-switch to front panel even though front panel is already active and you are just changing sample rate.

      XonarSwitch on the other hand sends just the commands relative to parameters that are actually changing. So if you change sample rate the rear/front relay is left alone.

      To check if the option is working, change the sample rate in the Real Time Settings window, or switch to a profile with a different sample rate, while playing sound. You should hear a quick interruption in the output when the driver reinitializes its internal parameters. That's the confirmation that the command sent by XonarSwitch has been accepted and executed.


  9. Luis Urzua17 Sep 2013 @ 06:01

    In Asus Xonar DX works Fine! its incredible
    Thank you very much!!!

    you can add
    - Add option to not make changes for each function
    - Add support for balance or volume per speaker, very useful to calibrate 5.1 or 7.1
    - Add support SVN

    Really work is much appreciated, this small program gives added value to the Asus Xonar that can not be compared with any product of competencies



  10. Luis Urzua17 Sep 2013 @ 06:06

    Checking the box "7.1 Virtual Speaker Shiffter" restores the default settings and removes custom settings


    • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 10:16


      As noted above in the post, when VSS is enabled, the profile by Luis U is loaded. That's because writing the interface to move around speakers and define your own profile visually is quite demanding and in this phase my focus is on squashing bugs.

      For the time being I might add a way for the user to specify if (s)he wants to load the Luis U profile or leave the existing configuration untouched.


      • CarvedInside17 Sep 2013 @ 22:29

        Offtopic: Thought I mention this, Luis U is Luis Urzua (the commenter above).


        • Giulio17 Sep 2013 @ 22:31

          Oh lol this is funny.
          So basically I'm about to change XonarSwitch so that Luis U won't be forced to use his own profile 😀


          • CarvedInside17 Sep 2013 @ 23:20

            He might be an alternate Luis Urzua from a parallel universe. Should have known better and blocked access to this site from other universes. :p


  11. Harizee17 Sep 2013 @ 15:21

    Hi! Can you add support for translations?


  12. Manu17 Sep 2013 @ 19:01

    That's good news. Thank you!


  13. Mulder17 Sep 2013 @ 20:14

    I love you man. You really made this perfect, it is fabulous :D.
    Gonna donate again soon 😉


    • CarvedInside17 Sep 2013 @ 22:24

      Just to clear things up regarding donations. In the past you've made a donation to UNi Xonar drivers (which are done by me). There isn't an association between me(UNi Xonar drivers) and Giulio(XonarSwitch).


      • Mulder17 Sep 2013 @ 23:45

        Oh, ok then. Thanks Giulio 😀
        And could make that profiles can be changed without changing the AMP settings, and to just use the current one.


  14. .c0dy18 Sep 2013 @ 14:48

    Nice program 🙂
    With the newest version i can only change the volume of the speaker and mic, set the profile name and hotkey, but nothing else.
    I can not check any checkboxes. I've read all the comments, but havnt found anything. Did i miss anything? 🙁

    Thanks for that awesome application! 🙂 *thumbs up*


    • Giulio18 Sep 2013 @ 17:21


      Have you enabled AEC via script? I don't know your card model, but it could be one of those models for which ASUS doesn't enable AEC in their control panel.

      If it's so, try disabling AEC via script and you should find that both the Real Time Settings window and the profile editor work normally.

      It's a bit complex to explain why AEC enabled causes that kind of effect. If you have a Xonar Essence ST/STX or a Xense, in the next revision I'll experimentally activate AEC on those to see how it works.

      About the DS/DSX, the feedback I have so far is that enabling AEC alone does close to nothing on them since they lack the voice processing modes needed for the feature to be fully operational, so for now AEC will stay disabled on those models.


      • .c0dy18 Sep 2013 @ 21:46

        Ahh =)
        Totally forgot to say which card i have. I have the Essence STX. And after disabeling AEC it works fine 🙂 Thanks 🙂
        If you need any1 with that card to test stuff, feel free to ask me 🙂

        Thanks again 🙂


  15. Sascha18 Sep 2013 @ 21:44

    Great little tool! Is it possible to add an Xear 3D EX On/Off function? There are a few games that benefit from the EAX emulation, would be nice to be able to switch that via profile. Also, would it be possible to add profile switch via command line params? That would make XonarSwitch scriptable, so one could for instance write a small batch file to switch to a GX enabled profile, start a game, and switch back to a non-gx profile after the game's been exited.


    • Giulio18 Sep 2013 @ 22:09

      Thanks for your feedback, I've added your feature requests to my list.
      Command Line params will probably come sooner than GX support, since I need to learn more stuff about the inner workings of the card driver before I can go the GX route.



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