Asus Xonar Essence One USB

  • Asus Xonar Essence One USB
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Based on 15 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Versatile.
  • Accepts 192 kHz / 24bit over USB.
  • Swappable op-amps.

Cons:

  • Up-sampling feature.
  • Volume control issues.

Expert reviews and ratings

By avhub.com.au on

We've been surprised by some ASUS audio products recently, and the arrival of this substantial standalone DAC and headphone amplifier might be considered another shocker, except that, of course, the company has made well-regarded audio cards to go inside...

By firstpost.com on 70

ASUS is a renowned name in the computer peripheral industry. From graphic cards to motherboards and even multimedia devices like mobiles and ‘all-in-one' PC's, Asus makes them all. But little do we know that the company pays great attention to the world...

By Headfonia on

Disclaimer: Asus Indonesia asked me to do this review. The Fostex HP-A7 and Violectric V800/V200 are the Headfonia Store demo units. The desktop DAC/Amp from Asus comes with surprises on a few level. First it was bigger than how I see it in pictures....

By Expert Reviews on 100

This USB audio device sounds great and is wonderfully upgradeable, but it has a high price...

By avforums.com on 80

Using a computer as a source for an audio system is an increasingly common method of making a cost effective digital server cum transport. In recent years the sophistication of both the playback software available to users and the USB decoding options to...

By InsideHW on

Asus Xonar Essence One for headphones and for speakers Ever since we first tested the ASUS Xonar STX soundcard, which passed our tests with flying colours, it was clear to us that ASUS has stepped firmly into audiophile waters. A number of soundcards...

By PC World on

Asus is best known for building motherboards and video cards, but the company also has a solid reputation for designing and manufacturing high-end PC sound cards. Asus now takes audio processing outside the computer, with the spectacular Xonar Essence...

By Whathifi.com on 60

is better known (to us, at least) as a purveyor of superior PC-based equipment (the oddly named Android-operated tablet recently received a wildly enthusiastic five-star review), but the is a bridge between computer and hi-fi.It’s a DAC and a...

By techPowerUp! on 90

With the Xonar Essence One ASUS have definitely taken the fight to the DAC and headphone amplifier manufacturers. The design provides excellent sonic characteristics and qualities and furthermore it is easily customizable. The headphone amplifier...

By VR-Zone on 90

Listening Impressions Hans Zimmer - Mombasa (Inception OST) We were really impressed by the speed and accuracy of the delivery and the distinct separation of the percussion instruments on this track. On lesser sound cards the drum beats are usually a...

By Guru of 3D on

The Xonar sound machine has been steadily moving forward and pushing the bar ever higher with each successive Xonar product offering. ASUS jumped into the PC soundcard game with both feet but until now have avoided the external DAC market that...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Today we are looking at the latest ‘audiophile’ grade Asus Xonar Essence One external soundcard and digital to analogue converter. The Essence series of products have targeted the enthusiast and audiophile user now for some time, using high grade...

By firstpost.com on 70

The Xonar Essence One is a wonderful piece of equipment, but it’s not the first. There are many not-so-mainstream companies that make DACs with built-in amplifiers. Availability of these devices is poor and often, you end up having to import them....

International Review By rozetka.com.ua on

Asus Xonar Essence One – семейство внешних ЦАП класса Hi-Fi, работающих по интерфейсам USB, S/PDIF и TOSLINK. Продуманная конструкция и тщательный подбор компонентов позволили добиться высокого качества воспроизведения, что подтверждается как прилагаемым...

International Review By technopat.net on 78

Asus'tan ses tutkunlarına özel üretim: Xonar Essence One. Kolay kolay bulunmayan özellikler, dijital – analog çözümler bir arada, bu incelememizde… İlk Bakış Tasarım Performans Sonuç Asus her türden kaliteli bilgisayar ve bileşenleriyle...

International Review By elchapuzasinformatico.com on

El DAC Asus Xonar Essence One puede ser considerado una excelente tarjeta de sonido para audiófilos que desean conectar tanto un PC como otros equipos externos. Su salida amplificada para auriculares suple la necesidad de adquirir uno independiente para...

International Review By occlub.ru on

ASUS Xonar Essense OneПереоценить качество звуковой карты весьма сложно. Конечно же почти 100% материнских плат оснащены встроенным аудиокодеком, но, учитывая тенденции развивать качество таких решений, например на материнских платах Biostar серии Hi-Fi,...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Звуковая карта ASUS Xonar Essence One, обеспечивающая работу с профессиональными акустическими системами и наушниками, будет хорошим приобретением для людей, ценящих чистое звучание, а также для музыкантов, работающих в «домашних» студиях, которым...

International Review By chip.com.my on

The ASUS Essence One USB DAC is definitely a great desktop DAC amp if you don't already have one. The device is a premium for all but the most devout and hardcore of audiophiles, but considering all the customisations that one can do with it, the long...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 83

Uppsampling betyder att den digitala signalen konverteras till högre upplösning för att förskjuta störningar så högt upp i frekvens att de inte påverkar det hörbara registret. Asus har med sin balanserande omvandlare satsat på att sampla upp signalen...