Product on Review: ASUS STRIX RAID DLX
Street Price: UK: £149.99, US: $219.99
Of all the products in the STRIX series, a soundcard touches on the most relevant of all attributes one would associate with its avian name. The STRIX series of soundcards come in three flavours, the STRIX SOAR, the STRIX RAID PRO and the flagship the RAID DLX. The SOAR comes in with 116dB SNR seems to be the standalone product of the RAID PRO, both using the ESS SABRE9006A, though the SOAR does away with the desktop control box to provide extra value to the end user. The RAID DLX comes with an improved SNR (Signal-to-Noise ratio) utilising the ESS SABRE9016, thus is the top bird in the parliament.
There are various features promised by the STRIX soundcards which will be universal throughout, such as high fidelity audio for rich and immersive gaming. The PRO and the RAID DLX come with the control box and boxlink cable with the RAID function that allows on-the fly audio adjustments. Further more, the Sonic Studio software used by the STRIX soundcards displays all the controls and features on a single page for quick access.
Overview by ASUS
Strix Raid DLX is a premium sound card set built with audiophile-grade components to satisfy gamers who demand ultimate audio performance. Strix Raid DLX features rich, immersive, and clear sound with an incredible 124dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and a 600ohm headphone amplifier for deep, tight bass. The simple yet powerful Sonic Studio sound utility and control box provides complete sound card control and allows instant in-game audio adjustments.