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Right now, the volume knob has an unlimited spin; the minimum and maximum settings correspond roughly to the position of the top-mounted LED around the outer circumference between the headphone and microphone ports. 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 didn’t have any issues using it under Windows XP or Windows Vista; the supplied drivers and utility software worked a treat under both environments. So, let’s get this show on the road!! The integrated sound chips in most notebooks and PCs are more than adequate for listening to music and watching movies.

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The Xonar’s software utility has up to four different playback modes, which use settings such as Dolby Virtual Speaker and Pro Logic to enhance the sound. The sound quality from the card was clear and crisp during our tests, for the most part, using Sennheiser MX90 ear buds, and a little louder than the sound from the standard audio chips in our test notebooks.

Feeling like relaxing a bit after a long day? Only headphones or a set of powered speakers can be used, which grab the output from the Xonar’s headphone port.

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 h1 the Xonar U1 Audio Center that installs into the Windows program bar whenever you plug in the module. You’re awesome for doing it!

Two things that ASUS should consider revising: Apart from that, it looks quite funky and – feels solid to the touch. This reduction makes it possible y1 use the microphone between two speakers and not have to worry as much about feedback or echo. This supposedly keeps the audio clean and clear.


Even the USB cord uses silver-colored wiring to round out the product design.

Photos of this device really don’t do it justice. Indeed, the Karaoke function in the software utility didn’t work too well while we sang along to Bohemian Rhapsody — there was a delay before the voice was heard through the speakers. Yet, they have never made audio devices up until recently with the release xonag the Xonar.

Xonar U1 | ASUS

Future versions of the software should make editing and saving new versions of the DSP modes possible. When you enable the Array Microphone option in the Audio Center, the software xona ambient noise recorded in a degree arc by ksb side pickups and uses it to reduce any background noise by 15 dB, and white noise by 20 dB.

View our privacy policy before signing up. As a result, I am confident that the the sound card could easily earn its keep feeding important sonic information to a hardcore gamer. For music, these aren’t suitable as they make songs sound hollow and distant, but for watching movies, they are great.

ASUS Xonar U1 USB Sound Card

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. I’ve seen too many USB devices come with flimsy bases that do not hold the product firmly in place.

However, its sound quality wasn’t always perfect during our tests, and longer cables would’ve been beneficial. Ransomware has been one of the most prolific malware families for years, generating financial losses for targeted users and organizations, as well as significant revenue for cybercriminals. New products have literally blown away previous standards and a few new companies have joined the current line up of manufacturing heavy weights.


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

The microphone is an interesting piece of technology by itself: The Oxnar is also a very quick and efficient upgrade for the Windows Vista user by offering hardware accelerated sound quality back to the Vista gamer. One notable addition is ASUS, a company known for high quality hardware for the enthusiasts.

November 27 Manufacturers Part: Razer Introduces Nommo Speaker Line. Attractive, portable, and easy to use, with clean sound reproduction, DSP processors that add new assus to the music, and surround sound that makes any pair of headphones into a capable home theater system, the Xonar U1 is an excellent product.

ASUS Xonar U1

A little note should also be added here because if you were doing a Google search for this sound “station” you will probably end up with some hits for a different ASUS product; the U1 ultra portable laptop. Home Reviews News Forums. 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. Like the sound card’s USB cable, the cable attached to the microphone is very short.

Array Mic and headphones plugged into the Xonar U1, plugged in turn into the host computer. 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. Echoing was also evident, and we couldn’t remedy this.