Command your way to victory with exclusive ROG Command technology ROG Command technology effectively reduces up to 50% of environmental noise Embrace exceptional sound quality for the win with 118dB SNR clarity and a headphone amplifier Control box within easy reach for instant volume tuning and headset connections Sonic Studio provides complete control over loads of sound technologies Realistic surround and enhanced sound thanks to Dolby® Home Theater V4 and the GX 3.0 game audio engine Shop Modal header Command Your Way to Victory Precise positioning and lifelike immersion Get the drop on opponents with improved audio positioning and bask in game music with crystal-clear 118dB SNR sound. All done by the creators of Xonar Xense (2011 CES Innovations Award winner) and Xonar Essence One (2012 CES Innovations Award winner). The commitment of the Xonar team delivers leading-performance gaming products, merged with the excitement of a unique, stylish and gamer-focused design. ROG Xonar Phoebus, named after the Greek god of the sun and music, comes with exclusive ROG Command technology, Hyper Grounding technology, EMI-shielding and top notch components, combined with the latest Dolby® surround enhancement to ensure you hear exactly what game designers want you to hear. New Sonic Studio sound technology Take complete control of your audio with Sonic Studio Xonar Phoebus features the latest Sonic Studio software suite, so you have full control over every audio setting ranging 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. ROG Command Technology Boosts In-game Voice Clearer communications with up to 50% environmental noise cancelation Beyond excellent sound quality, ROG Xonar Phoebus gives you clean and seamless communications for a totally immersive experience. World-exclusive ROG Command technology was specifically developed by the Xonar team to bring effective noise cancelation to a gaming soundcard set. 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 library. How it works? - With external microphone A smart algorithm analyzes sound detected by both the external microphone and one of the micro-mics on the control box to cancel out environmental noise. - Without external microphone Array microphones on the control box form a virtual 30ﾟcone of precise voice capture. *Control box intelligently detects plugged-in headsets when engaging ROG Command features Embrace Exceptional Sound Quality for the Win 118dB Clarity SNR Up to 4X audio clarity compared with the SNR ratios of competing gaming audio cards. Hyper Grounding technology Noise-blocking multi-layer PCB designed with decades of ASUS professional layout experience. Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) The PCM1796 digital-to-analog converter on ROG Xonar Phoebus delivers clear and crisp 118dB SNR high fidelity audio. The new soundcard therefore outperforms competing gaming audio products by a factor of four, and onboard audio by an impressive 32 times. It also excels in total harmonic distortion (THD) performance, with a miniscule 0.00039% of sound output experiencing distortion. EMI Shielding Stylish and efficient EMI shield blocks electromagnetic interference to help provide cleaner audio Headphone Amplifier Since many gamers choose to refrain from disturbing others while insisting on the best sound quality, ROG and Xonar teams integrated the top-flight TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier on ROG Xonar Phoebus, driving up to 600 ohm impedance for genuinely impactful headphone output. 3 Headphone Gain Settings Three different gain settings cater to various headphone impedance levels, with aesthetic lighting that changes accordingly: blue for ‹64 ohms and red for the two settings over 64 ohms. * SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) unit is dB. SNR= 10log (Psignal/Pnoise); p represents power ** Compared with the SNR ratio (109dB) of average competing gaming audio cards Control Box within Easy Reach Hassle-Free Headset Connections Clad in the trademark ROG red and black color scheme, the ROG Xonar Phoebus control box offers 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. The control box further offers microphone and headphone connectors, making it possible to use even short-wired headsets with ease, as it brings the connectors closer to gamers. Instant Volume Tuning Gamers can easily adjust volume and one-click mute quickly without bringing up game or operating system menus, or having to hunt around for display remote controls. Illuminated Gold-Plated Jacks Gold-plated jacks ensure greater durability. To help with gaming in the dark, the control box headphone-out lights up green, while the microphone-in glows red! Realistic Surround and Enhanced Sound Dolby® Home Theater V4 New Dolby® Home Theater V4 enhances surround sound with improved processing and playback. Realistic surround Surround decoder ― converts 2-channel audio sources to multi-channel. Experience immersive audio through multi-channel playback Surround virtualizer ― delivers stunning virtual surround playback for standard stereo headphones or speakers Sound enhancement Intelligent equalizer ― allows users to adjust tone dynamically with easy visual controls Dialogue enhancer ― improves premium clarity for in-game communications Volume leveler ― helps maintain chosen volume consistently across audio sources GX 3.0 Game Audio Engine The GX 3.0 game audio engine boosts your performance with better legacy EAX® compatibility and immersive surround sound enhancement.