Right away you will notice that this is an Asus Republic of Gamers audio card. Not only do they not try to hide it at all, they make it painfully obvious. The Xonar Phoebus shares the same packaging style that we have seen on Asus ROG motherboards as well as the ROG logo right on the front. Along the bottom of the box you have all few tidbits of information about the card itself like its signal to noise ratio of 118, Dolby support, and they also include a small outlined drawing of the included controller.

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The front opens up to give us full view of both the card and the included controller. Its no wonder why Asus would want to include the windows, this is a good looking card, even just from the view they are giving us here. There is also more information about the Phoebus as well. What really caught my eye here is the information on what they are calling the ROG Command Technology that basically can filter out external noise on your microphone.

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Around back we have a full specification listing as well as breakdown on both the card and controllers connection ports to give you an idea of what to expect with the card inside.

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Inside the card, controller, and accessories (6 pin to Molex adapter and a S/PDIF adaptor) are all locked tightly in a formed plastic tray. Under the tray you have more foam with a folder that has the Phoebus’s manual and software disc.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28047 20 Sep 2012 13:33
The Asus Xonar Phoebus gaming sound card
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Wooderson replied the topic: #28058 20 Sep 2012 17:29
The difference between most on board sound and a dedicated sound card is night and day difference, at least for me. I have owned an older Creative Sound Blaster Fatal1ty Professional, and a HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card. I'm sure the Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus is a step up higher in quality than both of these, its pretty pricey though.

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