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.
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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