Pros It works on USB 1. 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. Another purist fanboy comes to town.. Positives -Good value for money considering you get a decent headphone amplifier and soundcard in one package -Good quality sound for the price and substantial improvement over onboard audio -The headphone amplifier transformed my enjoyment of the Sennheiser HD s -The external volume control is a godsend for headphone use -Nice weighty feel to unit -Very portable if using with laptop Negatives -Software could have more customisation settings i. Post 12 of March 6, at I made the mistake of upgrading from a Creative XtreamMusic to a Fality Pro and it was a slap in the face as it was even worse than the previous card.

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The second thing you xonar u1 is how small the USB cable is. Then I invested in a Xonar D1 and was pleasantly surprised as it works, specially with the Unified Drivers.

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The high was also gain quite significant improvement from this mod. I xonar u1 used a extension cable to fix this problem.

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ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card and U1 USB Audio Station Reviews | Components and Design – ASUS Xonar U1

This USB-based sound solution is crafted using a high-quality aluminum that has been buffed to a mirror finish. The same standard used in the CMedia chipset. The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use. Also somewhat uncomfortably small is the recess for the xonar u1 and line jacks.

It was xonar u1 trying xohar.

The U1 has a distinctive round metal knob design far removed from the typical black plastic box. The integrated sound chips in most notebooks and PCs are more than adequate for listening xonar u1 music and watching movies.

March 6, at It offers a substantial improvement over onboard audio and the ability to adjust headphone volume without clicking into the xonar u1 was a godsend.

May I ask if xonar u1 mod would fix that?

ASUS Xonar U1

I was interested in this sound cardbut since I’m mostly interested in music I wondered if there are better choices for the same money like Sound Blaster Live 24 bit USB given that this Asus sound card xonar u1 limited to 16 bit and 44KHz. The volume control has no catch so it will keep turning in one direction continuously xonar u1 you xonar u1. By Paul Weir February 5, 8: Rotating the knob will affect the master volume control in Windows, while pressing it will mute the sound.

Not xonar u1 is it visually appealing, but it looks solid and manages not to feel like a budget device. Asus Xonar U1 — My thoughts. March 5, at Whilst the U1 is marketed towards laptop users I’m sure it will zonar attract those who were in a similar predicament xonar u1 me.

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ASUS Xonar U1 Review: – PC Components – Sound Cards – PC World Australia

Xonaf can also mute xonar u1 sound by pressing down on the unit which will turn xonar u1 light red. Post 1 of Oct 2, at 6: Sign xonar u1 with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Apr 14, at 2: This is certainly not the case with the U1. As long as you realise its limitations its difficult not to fall in love with this great piece of hardware.

The main line output also can provide enough amplification for your headphone and also acts as SPDIF output.

The vocal, well, my Ingram Washington never sounded so good on original Xonar.