The headphone driver is a Texas Instruments TPAA2 chip, a current-feedback design capable of sourcing 80mWpc into ohms with very low distortion. Above the larger chip is the power-supply section, featuring multiple voltage-regulator chips, a large number of Nichicon Fine Gold electrolytic capacitors, and two purple Sanyo OsCon caps. Both a manual and a quick start guide can ensure that you’ll have this device installed in just a few minutes. Super clean sound, no noise at all. After comparing the analogue sound of the card, i was again, quite impressed Submitted by Mirko on April 21, – 2: I would like to use the digital and analog output connections at the same time:

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The analog output stages lie to the left of this strip and are covered by the removable cover mentioned earlier. The Essence looks like any other soundcard, with one important difference: Spacing is much better even though my stereo when set on 7.

If you don’t esaence me, asys for yourself. I have a Yamaha RX-V amp with 7. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Setting the output on the card to PCM khz and I’m all set.


ASUS Xonar Essence ST/STX soundcards |

Second, you have all the output flexibility to all your audio outputs. Stz should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

I needed a sound card with built in amp to better drive my Sennheiser PC headphones. I had no idea that the quality of the card actually makes a difference when using spdif out.

These features can allow you to turn your computer into a karaoke machine. It can also let you enjoy 5.

All specifications are subject to change without notice. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great hardware, drivers not so much It lives up to its specifications and it was a simple install with Windows I listen to online streaming audio and iTunes and could not believe the difference in the Asus card vs.

Drive xinar headphones as intended without additional amplification.

You can convince your friends you’re gaming from a forest or a busy airport terminal. The best sound card I ever owned. Ignore the USB comment above.


Software installation took two tries on Windows 7 but finally worked. Logitech Squeezebox Touch network music player. Rated 5 out of 5 by Big Jack likes the Big 80’s from Superb! You may also like.


To install this device, you’ll need the appropriate hardware in your system.

Xonar Essence STX | Sound Cards | ASUS USA

The cover acts as essemce Faraday shield, preventing RF interference from contaminating the analog signals. I still prefer the my receivers dac asuz wolfson chips. Show less Show more. It becomes even better when I play flac files at 24bit and 48, 96, and Khz.

Very happy customer here. This ASUS card also provides features such as a microphone echo effect. All of the circuitry is shielded against EMI, eliminating distortion. The qualities of highs,lows, separation and absolutely no distortion are unparalleled.

There is no digital input. You can change your voice to that of a monster or a cartoon character at the press of a button.

However, this is the best one ever I heard various sound devices.