The base of the U1 Audio Station has a thick rubber pad that secures it to almost any surface. The Xonar U1 is fairly small in stature, but its UA audio processor lays the smack down with its analog sample rate maxing out at 48 KHz in 5. Two things that ASUS should consider revising: Would you buy this? Only headphones or a set of powered speakers can be used, which grab the output from the Xonar’s headphone port. Cons Its USB and microphone cables are too short, no visual volume indicator, microphone produced a lot of echo, some distortion was evident during low frequencies. The Audio Center, which requires a separate installation, controls all the digital signal processing DSP capabilities of the Xonar in one colorful, button-filled set of windows.
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ASUS Xonar U1 USB Sound Card
It’s important to note that when this card is plugged into a notebook, the notebook’s built-in speakers can’t be used. Because all of these options with the exception of the key shift work in conjunction with the input from the microphone, you can use them when talking via VoIP or when gaming online, too. Likewise, we had to make sure that xonad used the right playback mode. While the Xonar U1 module is a plug and play device that requires no additional drivers to operate, the unit also comes with a mixer utility called the Xonar U1 Audio Center that installs into the Windows program bar whenever you plug in the module.
New products have literally blown away previous standards and a few new companies have joined the current line up of manufacturing heavy weights. November 27 Manufacturers Part: Latest News Latest Videos. Drivers and Software bundle – 5: The Audio Center, which requires a separate installation, controls all the digital signal processing DSP capabilities of the Xonar in one colorful, button-filled set of windows.
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Even the USB cord xonqr silver-colored wiring to round out the product design. Second, users with analog surround speakers may find themselves slightly out of luck, because while digital surround speaker systems use one connection to get data for all 6 or 8 speakers, analog systems have — at minimum — three inputs for a 5.
ASUS Xonar U1
Like the sound card’s USB cable, the cable attached to the microphone is very short. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.
If you’re after a new sound card, the Xonar U1 is a decent choice — it’ll even work on computers that have ancient USB 1. Unfortunately, those of us that have begun to use Vista know that many sound options were lost with our upgrade. The base has two ports: This USB-based sound solution is crafted using a high-quality aluminum that has been buffed to a mirror finish.
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For an additional surround sound test, and to see how the Xonar did in a gaming environment, I launched a single player game of Battlefield and played around with the surround settings a bit more as I ussb against computer-controlled soldiers.
Yet, they have never made audio devices up until recently with the release of the Xonar.
It can supply analogue stereo, as well as digital surround sound. System Overview – 4: Would you buy this? Cons Its USB and microphone cables are too short, no visual volume indicator, microphone produced a lot of echo, some distortion was evident during ashs frequencies. I’ve seen too many USB devices come with flimsy bases that do not hold the product firmly in place.
Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Two things that ASUS should consider revising: Pros It works on USB 1. A comment on the Dolby Headphone feature and music: Many external sound zsus still have a plethora of outputs that can confuse and frustrate typical PC users.