Asus releases the ROG Xonar Phoebus, a sound card made for gamers
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Asus has recently released a new product in its Republic of Gamers line: a dedicated sound card for the enthusiasts named Xonar Phoebus.
Satisfying the needs of the gamers, the Xonar Phoebus brings many technologies to distinguish itself as a gamer’s component.
One of the many features found on the card is the exclusive ROG Command technology offering the world’s first design to specifically bring noise cancellation to a gaming soundcard set, as designed by the Xonar team. During intense multiplayer sessions, gamers are sometimes faced with confusion due to the overload of noise from the environment. To counter this, intelligent sound detection algorithms and array microphones (two on the dedicated control box) enable up to 50% ambient noise reduction, effectively turning loud locations such as LAN parties into something as quiet as a lab.
To provide the best sound quality the Xonar Phoebus utilizes a stylish and effective EMI shield and ASUS exclusive Hyper Grounding technology to ensure reduced electromagnetic interference. The PCM1796 digital-to-analog converter on ROG Xonar Phoebus delivers clear and crisp 118 dB SNR high fidelity audio. The new soundcard’s SNR profile therefore outperforms competing gaming audio products by a factor of four, and onboard audio by an impressive 32 times. It excels in total harmonic distortion (THD) performance, with a miniscule 0.00039% of sound output experiencing distortion.
To satisfy the gamers using headphones, Asus has also integrated the top-flight TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier, driving up to 600 ohm impedance for genuinely impactful headphone output.
Pushing functionality further, a control box also comes with the Xonar Phoebus, offering gamers improved response and convenience. Connected to the card via the back I/O, the control box can be placed on the desk so it remains within easy reach allowing quick volume adjustments without bringing up game or operating system menus, or having to hunt around for display remote controls. The control box further offers microphone and headphone connectors, making connections easier.
Another feature among all is a one-click activation of Dolby Home Theater V4, helping enhance audio through complete compatibility with new sound processing technologies. The latest standard offers greatly improved surround, with smart sound enhancement and a more user-friendly approach to high end audio. The exclusive ASUS GX 3.0 game audio engine has also been integrated, offering EAX compatibility to ensure boosted game sound, a wider range of simultaneous sound effects, and overall clearer sonic performance in every PC game.
Price and availability are unknown.
Source: Press Release