ASUS STRIX SOAR PCIe 7.1 Surround Gaming Soundcard with DAC

ASUS STRIX SOAR 7.1 Surround Sound PCIe x1 Gaming Sound Card with audiophile-grade DAC, 116dB SNR, 600ohm Headphone Amp

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Product Overview 7.1 PCIe gaming sound card with an audiophile-grade DAC and 116dB SNR

Sharpen Your Hearing Take Control
Strix Soar is a gaming sound card built with high-performance components to satisfy gamers who demand pure, full-sounding audio. Strix Soar features rich, immersive, and clear sound with an incredible 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and a 600ohm headphone amplifier for deep, tight bass. The simple yet powerful Sonic Studio sound utility provides complete sound card control and allows easy in-game audio adjustments.

Total Audio Control: Take complete control of your audio with Sonic Studio
Strix Soar features the latest Sonic Studio software suite for full control over every sound technology, from equalization (EQ) to 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.

Gain the gaming edge with Sonic Radar Pro!
Modern games are more than graphics – precise audio positioning gives gamers a distinct edge over enemies. That's why Strix Soar includes Sonic Radar Pro, an ASUS exclusive technology that visualizes and enhances in-game sounds, giving you a vital edge in first-person shooters.

Fire up your favorite game and Sonic Radar Pro displays a ‘radar' HUD (heads-up display) that pinpoints in-game actions relative to your position, so you'll know exactly where you are on the battlefield and what's happening around you!

Multiple radar-enhancers can be enabled in order to visualize and boost specific sounds such as footsteps, gunshots, and call-outs. Sounds are plotted on the 360-degree HUD, even when there's no clear line of sight, so invisibility is no barrier to pinpointing opponents, giving you a distinct advantage over other players!

What's more, Sonic Radar's on-screen appearance and position is completely customizable, so you can make it work just the way you want, with whatever game you want!

Game With Crystal-Clear Audio: Winning Formula For Exceptional Audio Quality

116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) clarity
High-fidelity grade ESS SABRE9006A DAC delivers unrivalled, jitter-free sound and an exceptional 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for 32 times greater clarity than average onboard audio.

Sound detail boost with 600ohm integrated headphone amplifier
The powerful TI-TPA6120 headphone amp lets you experience the full potential of your gaming headset. A 600ohm headphone amplifier provides enhanced bass and clear, detailed sound.

Hyper Grounding Technology
Noise-blocking multi-layer PCB developed with decades of ASUS professional layout expertise.

Lighting effects
Express your gaming style with Strix Soar. Its owl-eye design even lights up in the dark.

STRIX: Unleash your gaming instincts
Taken from the ancient Roman and Greek word for owl, Strix means the keenest hearing and sharpest eyesight. Strix means feeling your environment so that you detect and react to the slightest movement. Strix means survival on the very edge of instinct. Strix is in your blood, as it is in ours. Features • 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and audiophile-grade DAC: Enjoy high-fidelity, immersive sound.
• Sonic Studio utility: Take full control over loads of sound technologies via an intuitive, one-page interface.
• Sonic Radar Pro: Lets you pinpoint the exact location of in-game sounds and enhances critical audio details like enemy footsteps for an aural advantage.
• 600ohm headphone amplifier: For enhanced bass and clear, detailed sound.
Max. Speaker Channel Configuration 7.1 Surround Sound
Interface PCIe 2.0 (x1)
Audio Processor C-Media USB2.0 6632AX HD Sound Processor
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) ESS SABRE9006A Premier 8 Ch. Audio
Dynamic Range  
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 ~ 116 dB
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 48 KHz (-3dB, 24bit/96KHz input)
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Jack In
  • 5 x 3.5mm (1/8") Jack Out
  • 1 x S/PDIF 3.5mm/Optical Combo Out
Analog Sample Rate
  • 176.4 KHz
  • 192 KHz
  • 44.1 KHz
  • 48 KHz
  • 88.2 KHz
  • 96 KHz
Analog Resolution
  • 16-bit
  • 24-bit
Digital Sample Rate
  • 192 KHz
  • 44.1 KHz
  • 48 KHz
  • 96 KHz
Digital Resolution
  • 16-bit
  • 24-bit
Headphone Amp Yes
Headphone Amp Rating 600 Ohm
Supported Headphone Impedance  
Remote Control No
Control Unit No
Breakout Box No
Included Accessories
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x S/PDIF Optical Adaptor
Compatible OS
  • Windows 10 (32 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Dimensions 130 x 22 x 190 mm (WxHxD)
Package Type Retail

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ASUS STRIX SOAR 7.1 Surround Sound PCIe x1 Gaming Sound Card with audiophile-grade DAC, 116dB SNR, 600ohm Headphone Amp is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money Had some audio issues and was considering to go for a dedicated solution. Was looking between the ASUS Soar and the Raid version, and eventually settled for the SOAR. I'm more than happy with my choice. The sound reproduction is very good, even though I'm only using a 2.1 system. The microphone clarity is very good. The software ASUS provides is of a good quality which gives ample choices even to the initiate in the sound domain. If I had to choose again, I'd still get the Soar.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Decent hardware let down by terrible drivers I got this to replace the on-board MSI audio (which was too quiet). However, I have 3 problems with this product. 1. It requires a separate 6-pin connector. I don't know why I needs this, other sound cards do not require this. 2. The driver software (under Win10) is terrible and simply does not work as required. 3. This sound card makes a switching/clicking noises all the time when the PC is turned on/off. Not a problem, but annoying. I got rid of this and purchased a SoundBlaster ZX instead, which is excellent.
Date published: 2015-12-28
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ASUS STRIX SOAR PCIe 7.1 Surround Gaming Soundcard with DAC
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