ASUS AE Overview
The Xonar AE 7.1-Channel PCIe Gaming Audio Card from ASUS is a compact 7.1-channel sound card designed to provide Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 users with high-quality audio for games, music, and movies. The Xonar AE has no standalone power supply and connects to your computer via PCIe. It features 192 kHz/24-bit sound, a 150-ohm headphone amp, an ESS DAC with a 110 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), an EMI backplate with ASUS Hyper Grounding technology to help ensure minimal sound distortion and interference, Sonic Studio software to enable full control over your audio, and Perfect Voice technology to help eliminate background noise for clearer in-game communication. Included is an S/PDIF optical adapter and protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
Immersive Audio Optimized for Gaming
192 kHz/24-Bit Hi-Res Audio & Cinematic 7.1-Channel Surround
With up to 7.1-channel output and support for 192 kHz/24-bit hi-res audio, the Xonar AE lets you enjoy truly cinematic sound while gaming, watching movies, and listening to music.
Swappable Operational Amplifiers
The Xonar AE features a swappable operational amplifier (op-amp), allowing you to customize your listening experience with no soldering required.
110 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
An ESS 9023P DAC delivers a high-quality, jitter-free audio signal with a 110 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for greater clarity than average integrated audio chips.
Integrated Headphone Amplifier
Since many gamers choose to play wearing headphones, the Xonar AE features a high-quality, 150-ohm headphone amplifier that delivers detailed, immersive sound with punchy, defined bass.
ASUS-Exclusive Sound-Insulation Technology
Hyper Grounding Technology
Exclusive ASUS Hyper Grounding PCB fabrication helps to ensure strong signal insulation to reduce distortion and interference, also known as component crosstalk.
Exclusive EMI Backplate
The Xonar AE is built with an ASUS-exclusive EMI back plate that helps blocks static noise to provide you with a pure audio experience.
Total Audio Control
Take Complete Control with Sonic Studio
The Xonar AE features the Sonic Studio software suite for full control over every sound technology, from equalization (EQ) to the 7.1-speaker level-balancing. Sonic Studio has a single navigation page that puts everything in front of you, with an intuitive point-and-click interface that allows you to pre-set audio profiles to suit different audio requirements.
Perfect Voice Technology
Sonic Studio includes controls for Perfect Voice, a noise-cancellation technology that helps eliminate noise for clearer in-game communications.
Windows 10 Compatible
The Xonar AE is fully compatible with Windows 10 and features Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) support, ensuring an improved audio experience with minimal setup hassles.