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Overall I can understand that for many internal soundcards will always be preferred. Post 13 of Pros It works on USB 1. Whilst the U1 is marketed towards laptop users I’m sure it will also attract those who were in a similar predicament to me. Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate.

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Post 11 of Have you ever heard Audeze headphones before? Post 1 of However, its sound quality wasn’t always perfect during our tests, and longer cables would’ve been beneficial. This makes the Xonar an ideal upgrade for old notebooks and PCs, especially since it doesn’t require users to venture under the hood of their PCs. Only headphones or a set of powered speakers can be used, which grab the output from the Xonar’s headphone port. Selecting the HiFi mode made a world of difference with a much more stable and rich soundstage than before.


Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. An array microphone is supplied in the package, and this can be used to record voice comfortably from about half a metre away. You won’t need an amp for the U1. Creative missed their mark years ago. The fact that the unit also packs in quite adus decent headphone amplifier for the price is another major brownie point. Not a problem for me as I had an extension lead lying around but worth considering if you have a decent pair of headphones that you want to connect up.


One nice and unexpected addition to the U1 bundle is vertical array microphone. Apple’s special sauce, the A12X SoC. View our privacy policy before signing up. Even my friends would not take the Fatality off my hands for free after trying it out. After a dose of Xonar on my desktop I could not bear onboard sound on my laptop and invested in the Xonar U1 and I have to say the headphone amp asys kicks oxnar up a notch when used with my Sennheiser HD pro.

If you switch to the HiFi mode which turns off all sound processing axus light will stay on continuously. Developing data science skills is one of the best things that you can do for your career. Asus Xonar U1 — My thoughts.

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Apr 30, at 4: Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category. For multi-speaker home-theatre sound, the optical output can be connected to an amplifier, as long as you have a suitable cable. Apr 6, at I only major problem i find with the U1 is the sound port is slightly inside the case so many plugs xonat fit in it.

Komplett saved the day though, delivering it in a timely fashion and in good condition — kudos to them! I had this problem with my HD which uses a native 6.


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For music, these aren’t suitable as they make songs sound hollow and distant, but for watching movies, they are great. The integrated sound chips in most notebooks and PCs are more than adequate for listening to music and watching movies.

But, we did notice xobar distortion at lower frequencies when running the card on the old Thinkpad notebook. Overall I can understand that for many internal soundcards will always be preferred. You can also mute aus sound by pressing down on the unit which will turn the light red.

Asuus are a variety of options in terms of different DSP modes along with HiFi mode which turns off all sound processingsound equaliser plus different listening environment stages too. I am thinking of using the U1 with another amp.

I’ve seen too many USB devices come with flimsy bases that do not hold the product firmly in place.