“The recent addition of the ASUS HDAV 1.3 and Essence STX soundcards have targeted two new markets for the ever moving Xonar sound machine landing impressive contributions to the high end HTPC audio and high end stereo/headphone markets.
This review will encompass the new Xonar Essence STX and we will examine what this card has to offer new users who are interested in this product. This new card has been highlighted as the pinnacle of the Xonar soundcards at least as far as 2.0 and headphone audio are concerned.”
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Source: Guru of 3D
If you have an unused PCIe slot and a hankering for some great audio quality then check out the new Xonar Essence STX from ASUS. The Guru of 3D have put together an 18 page review covering everything from the components and their quality to the ability to add EAX emulation to games. In some ways any audio review is subjective, this review does a fair job of covering the card, up to and including modding it.