At the end of the day, we decided that we should just choose 3 cards out of the pool of contenders for our RMAA tests against the Xonar, instead of spending time on everyone on them.

IMG 8654 Asus Xonar D2 RMAA Results

First on the list, the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 XT

IMG 8657 Asus Xonar D2 RMAA Results

The Creative X-Fi Elite Pro

IMG 8662 Asus Xonar D2 RMAA Results

Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1

IMG 8659 Asus Xonar D2 RMAA Results

Of course, the Asus Xonar D2

IMG 8656 Asus Xonar D2 RMAA Results

The ESI-Juli@ was used as a Loopback (Line-In) reference for the 4 cards listed above.

Test Platform: 

  • Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Gigabyte P35T-DQ6
  • 4x 1GB PC11000 DDR-3 RAM
  • Asus 8600GTS Silent
  • Verudium VortexHE 500W
  • Seagate 7200.7 HDD
  • Coolermaster ATCS-110 Case