This card gets really good reviews and is nice and cheap!
The Asus Xonar DG 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card is a powerful sound card that has intelligent functioning and set-up to bring you fantastic audio when you are gaming, watching movies or listening to your favourite music!
This sound card features Xonar's GX2.5 audio engine, which immerses you in the game like never before. You can hear your enemies creep up behind you, or pick up the drum beats of your favourite song as if it was playing live in your room! The Asus Xonar DG 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card is great for both fresh starters or seasoned audio veterans, with its 192KHz/24-bit playback. The Dolby Digital surround audio helps you get the most out of your speaker set-up, by upgrading any input to 5.1DTS Surround Sound.
A notable feature on this sound card is the built-in headphone amp that optimises the sound for headphone listening. It has three modes including VOIP for chats or music, a pro-gaming mode that adds extra dynamics and the Exciter mode that gives you a powerful bass and a full sound field. Another exciting feature is the auto-detect front panel header which automatically switches output from the back panel to the front when headphones are plugged in!
Easy to set up and use, the Xonar DG 5.1-Channel PCI Sound Card from Asus will intensify your multimedia applications and add a new dimension to your computer's sound capabilities!
Technical Specifications Type 5.1-Channel sound card
Interface PCI v 2.2 and above
Audio Output Mode 5.1 channel
Size of DAC Data 24bit
Test Frequency 192Khz maximum
Features GX 2.5 gaming audio engine
Built-in headphone AMP
3D audio effects
Auto-switch front panel header
Norms Dolby Digital
Dolby® Headphone technology
Xear 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter
Inputs 1 x 3.5mm analog input jack (line-in/mic-in)
Line-level analog input (CD-in/TV tuner) (Aux-in, 4-pin header on card)
Outputs 3 x 3.5 mm mini analog output jack (front/side/centre-subwoofer)
Digital S/PDIF output (additional SPDIF-out header for HDMI audio output)
Required Configuration Windows 7/Vista/XP/MCE2005
PCI v2.2 or above bus
Box Contents 1 x Low-profile Bracket
1 x Driver CD
1 x Quick Start Guide