|ASUS Xonar Xense PCI-E Sound Card Kit|
|Written by Vito Cassisi - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 20 December 2010|
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Closer Look: ASUS Xonar Xense
This is what comes with the Xonar Xense, bar the headphones. Drivers, Quick Start Guide, cables, adapters and the audio card itself. Nothing particularly fancy here.
I/O connectivity on the Xense is quite good. Two 6.3mm TRS connectors facilitate the connection of headphones and line-in (microphone) devices, while the serial port enables up to 7.1 channels of analogue audio to be output via the provided 3.5mm TRS adapter.
On the classy black PCB are analogue S/PDIF and AUX (auxiliary) connectors.
The headphone input of the Xense is amplified. This requires a molex power connection as pictured.
TOSLINK and 6.3mm to 3.5mm TRS adapters are provided for your convenience. The latter appears to be gold plated to prevent potential oxidisation issues.
Last but not least, we have the Sennheiser PC-350 headset looking slick in black and grey. The connectors are 6.3mm TRS connectors, one for line-in and one for line-out.
On the whole, the kit certainly looks impressive aesthetically. Let's take a look under the hood.