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Asus Xonar Xense
7.6 out of 10

Asus Xonar Xense

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Overall 6


Kyle H., Newegg
27 October 2012
  • Summary: If newegg ever stocks this again, DO NOT buy this if you are using Windows 8. Compatibility settings do not work.
  • Pros: Excellent Audio
  • Cons: Not Compatible with Windows 8. The software does not work with Windows 8 so you cannot control and switch input methods on the software, essentially turning this card into a 200$ paperweight. The drivers seem alright with Win8, but again, the requirement of software support to change between spea...
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Overall 4

Xense Audio

Nereida B., Newegg
2 December 2011
  • Summary: I love the sound card, I'd give it 6 stars but I don't know why it needs to click so much. My PC Shuts down randomly and the only thing I hear is that Audio cards clicking. But I haven't ruled out the cause.
  • Pros: Extremely high quality Audio Plenty of Audio Options Great for all around HTPC - Gaming
  • Cons: S/pdif is not working, so I kept it out of my machine because I was running SLI on a micro atx. I somehow misplaced my DVI - 7.1 audo splitters for my speakers. I got it RMA and the S/PDIF still doesn't work. But that isn't the issue because Asus support is one of the best. The issue is, I can't ...
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Overall 10

Excellant Sound Card

John A., Newegg
17 November 2011
  • Summary: Getting back to 'Sandman' review of this card. There was a misprint of this card in the specifications. This card supports Dolby Prologic II and doesn't not Support Dolby Prologic IIx or IIxc. But there isn't such thing as xc according to Dolby Digital.
  • Pros: The reviews say this is an outstanding sound card.
  • Cons: The Asus Xonar Xense is now discontinued. Very hard to find. But if you can find a new one and purchase it, Asus will still support the 3 year warranty of this card.
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Overall 10

Great Things!

John A., Newegg
6 November 2011
  • Summary: I haven't purchased this card yet. Still on the Auto Notify list with Newegg. Been over a month now. I check for this card every day. Sometimes twice a day. I hope Asus ships more of these cards out soon before the holidays arrive.
  • Pros: Better in games than Creative XF-i cards as the reviews state. Nice, easy setup of the 5.1 - 7.1 speaker inputs with included extension plug. The headphones are worth more than the card. You get them for free.
  • Cons: I wish Asus would include the optional OP Amps. Or at least offer them on their site for consumer purchase. I can't seem to find them anywhere on the internet. No one carries them.
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Overall 8

Excellent for music, games, and movies

Eric O., Newegg
30 October 2011
  • Summary: Although the price is high, I think it's worth it! When changing the speaker output (i.e., from main speaker output to headphones), there is an audible click from the sound card, as if a physical switch is being changed. I'm not sure what this is, but I thought it was interesting..
  • Pros: I bought this card because I wanted something better than the onboard sound on my motherboard, and this card fits the bill well. It sounds absolutely great, especially when paired with speakers or headphones that can take advantage the sound quality, such as the Sennheiser headset that is include...
  • Cons: The price is a bit high for a sound card. Also, there is no MIDI support - The card does not include a hardware MIDI synthesizer, nor does it include any midi I/O ports. As someone who likes to create & record music, I am very disappointed by this aspect of the card. It would be nice to have some...
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Overall 10

Audiophile Quality

Mark T., Newegg
24 October 2011
  • Pros: If your using IEMs or any high end audio setup, this is the sound card for you. Very high signal to noise.
  • Cons: But there is, some noise audio-able from the front connector, I was unable to hear any from the back connector.
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Overall 10


Jeffrey W., Newegg
22 October 2011
  • Summary: You wont find a better deal for high quality sound card and headset. You wont have any crackling 64bit driver issues You will love the sound the first time, you use the headphones while watching Blu-ray or gaming. !! Important!!
  • Pros: (Obvious perk) !!You get 190 dollar headset (Sennheiser PC350) and 200 dollar soundcard (basically ASUS Xonar Essence STX ) for 299!!!!!! (SoundCard) 1) Excellent Quality build -Nichicon Gold Caps , CS 5381 ADC , PCM 1796 DAC , CS4362 DAC , Opamps headphone/front channels output RC2114D’s , multi...
  • Cons: There are a few minor issues. 1) Smaller heads might have some issues with headphones size. Therefore, not getting a proper ambient room noise damping 2) The software has some minor faults. The EQ is small and oversensitive to bass adjustments.
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Overall 10

Quality is excellence

Ryan M., Newegg
17 October 2011
  • Summary: -Very comfortable -Easy to get OP-Amps to upgrade this headset I did to make the sound quality just a hair better and I love it.
  • Pros: -Headset Quality -Build Quality -Op-amp upgradable -Sound quality -EAX emulation
  • Cons: -Asus software does not automatically switch sounds between games and music
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Overall 10


Brian R., Newegg
8 October 2011
  • Summary: This is probably the best thing I've picked up as part of my new computer build, definitely worth the price - nothing but superior quality.
  • Pros: The ASUS Sound Card is beautiful, in both looks and sound. Excellent sound quality, tested through Harmon Kardon soundsticks and 15" subs. Sennheiser headphones are exceptional quality as well, gaming and music sound amazing. They look awesome, swivel, and are so comfortable when you put them on,...
  • Cons: None!
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Overall 10


scott s., Newegg
25 September 2011
  • Summary: There was very little tech knowledge needed to get started with this system, but the software is another story. Take the time to tweak it and learn it and you will not be disappointed. Great work Asus and of course Sennheiser!
  • Pros: The best sound card/ headset that I have ever owned. High build quality and great fit and finish. In the end the sound is what we purchase this system for and the sound is nothing short of stellar.
  • Cons: The price is over the top, but I guess since you get two high quality items it may be considered a bargain.
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