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Written by Vito Cassisi - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 20 December 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS Xonar Xense PCI-E Sound Card Kit
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS Xonar Xense
ASUS Xonar Xense Detailed Features
ASUS Xonar Audio Center Software
Testing
RightMark Audio Analyser Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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.

ASUS_Xonar_Xense_Kit

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.

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On the classy black PCB are analogue S/PDIF and AUX (auxiliary) connectors.

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The headphone input of the Xense is amplified. This requires a molex power connection as pictured.

ASUS_Xonar_Xense_No_Shield

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.

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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.

ASUS_Xonar_Xense_PC350

On the whole, the kit certainly looks impressive aesthetically. Let's take a look under the hood.



 

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# RE: ASUS Xonar Xense PCI-E Sound Card KitStupido 2010-12-21 05:20
How good is this card compared with the lower end Xonar cards?
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# NoSuccellus 2010-12-21 23:47
How good it compare to XFI medium to high end roduct ?
I know this review is about the sound card but since the headset comes in:
How far the MIC.
The headset being crap, how comes prices ain t being a con., since your paying for something bad, and the gamer really expect it to be good ?
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