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Accepts 192 kHz / 24bit over USB.
Headphone amplifier section capable of driving even demanding loads.
One unit design.
Good price / performance ratio.
Volume control issues.
Blue LEDs on front.
Curved up and bottom plate.
Somewhat cramped front layout.
By Expert Reviews on March 14, 2013
This USB audio device sounds great and is wonderfully upgradeable, but it has a high price...
By Whathifi.com on August 02, 2012
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 April 02, 2012
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 March 13, 2012
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 February 17, 2012
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 February 01, 2012
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...
By Tech2 on September 12, 2011
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....
By ljudochbild.se on July 20, 2012
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...
By Lyd og bilde on June 01, 2012
Oppsampling betyr å konvertere det digitale signalet til høyere oppløsning for å skyve digitalstøy så høyt opp i frekvens at den ikke vil forstyrre i det hørbare området. Asus har med sin balanserte konverter...
By T3 DK on April 26, 2012
Asus Xonar Essence One er en af de gadgets, som får nogle nørder til at gå i selvsving af begejstring – og andre til at ryste på hovedet og vende det hvide ud af øjnene. Du skal lede længe efter en meget bedre...
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