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Asus Xonar Xense
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Asus Xonar Xense

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Overall 9

ASUS Xonar Xense Premium Gaming Audio Set Review

26 June 2011
  • Summary: Conclusion The ASUS Xonar Xense is a beast, it is probably the last soundcard you will ever need to buy. It has every single necessary audio input and output for any enthusiast, and can even meet the demands of professionals.
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ASUS Xonar Xense Audio Card & Headphones Review

29 January 2011
Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

ASUS Xonar Xense PCI-E Sound Card Kit

Benchmark Reviews
20 December 2010
  • Conclusion: In terms of performance, the Xonar Xense nails it. Flat frequency response, indiscernible noise levels, and superior dynamic range place this card leagues ahead of typical onboard solutions. Replaceable op-amps, high quality capacitors, EAX emulation, and a great headphone amp seal the deal.
  • Pros: Near flat frequency response, Inbuilt headphone amp, Insignificantly low noise levels, User replaceable op-amps, Drivers work flawlessly on Windows Vista and 7, Dolby technologies including Headphone and Pro Logic, Top of the range componentry
  • Cons: Included headphones are mediocre at best, No hotkeys to quickly alter settings in Xonar Audio Center, EAX emulation not quite as good as a native hardware solution
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Expert Review

Tweak News
16 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The Asus Xonar Xense sound card/Sennheiser PC350 headset bundle definitely lives up to its claim of being a premium gaming set. If you want to hear games, movies and music the way they were meant to be heard, this combination of products will make it happen.
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Asus Xonar Xense Premium Gaming Audio Set

Overclockers Club
14 November 2010
  • Conclusion: I'm not really sure where to start for this conclusion, as I'm still sort of in shock in just how well the Xense and PC 350 performed. I had an idea that the sound card would do well, given the similarity in design to the Essence STX, but I really wasn't expecting the headset to sound this good.
  • Pros: High-end headphone sound quality, Replaceable op-amps for the headphone amplifier, Strong sound isolation and noise-cancellation keep you and the real world separate, Dolby Headphone provides excellent surround virtualisation, Comfortable ergonomic design, Connectivity to analogue and digital sur...
  • Cons: Cannot lower the volume <25% using the inline volume control
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Reader Review: ASUS Xonar Xense gaming audio set

11 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The first thing to stand out is the poor pairing of the ASUS sound card and the BeyerDynamic DT 231 headphones. It seems the card really does want to drive higher impedance headphones and telling it not to bother seems to make it give up.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: ASUS has stunned many with their enormously successful line of Xonar audio products. Today we take one of their new Xense sound cards and add a pair of quality headphones to see what's what.
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Overall 8

ASUS Xonar Xense - worth it just for the card

PC Authority
31 December 2010
  • Summary: It’s an odd package, but the card alone is awesome.
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ASUS Xonar Xense 7.1 Premium Gaming Audio Set Review

Hardware Canucks
29 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The sound card market is amazingly competitive and yet the Xonar Xense is more than capable of standing out from the rest of the pack. Like many other upper echelon offerings, it has removable op-amps, great SNR and a bevy of gaming features that will not only make audiophiles and gamers alike...
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Asus Xonar Xense Audio Bundle Review

19 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Behind the scenes at Kitguru we are dedicated audiophiles, so whenever we get the chance to look at some of the latest and greatest PC audio hardware, we jump at the chance. Asus have a reputation as one of the finest quality enthusiast companies on the market with a wide portfolio of products.
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