ASUS Xonar U7, dump your onboard audio for an external solution?

Subject: General Tech | April 14, 2014 - 06:00 PM |
Tagged: audio, asus, Xonar U7, usb sound card

ASUS has an easy way for you to upgrade your sound without needing to crack open your case, the Xonar U7 USB sound card.  Capable of delivering 7.1 surround with a Cmedia 6632A processor and no less than three different Cirrus signal conversion chips this is a high quality device for $90.  Connectivity is equally impressive, on one side an amplified 3.5 mm headphone output and shared line-in/microphone3.5 mm jack, on the other are Side, Center, and Rear channel outputs, an SPDIF output and the USB jack.  Read Legit Reviews' full article to hear how they felt the Xonar U7 performed.

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"We got an early look at an upcoming affordable USB powered sound card from ASUS called the Xonar U7. Its compact form makes it easy to setup or use with laptops which normally can’t have their audio solutions upgraded."

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April 14, 2014 | 10:59 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Card is not seen by system as 7.1 when using stereo headset which means no proper dolby headphone.

May 28, 2014 | 09:58 AM - Posted by rinki (not verified)

if you look to your google :) you will find an official response from their team that while you see only a stereo option it applies to a full 7.1 . it was also tested by someone to be true ...the 2 / stereo was only put there to mean headphones really

April 15, 2014 | 07:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I miss my old triton A1 setup used a tos link cable into decoder. Only prob was the headband and plastic peices would break easily.