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.

First on the list, the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 XT

The Creative X-Fi Elite Pro

Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1

Of course, the Asus Xonar D2

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