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[ASUS] Xonar Essence One External Sound Card

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http://techinstyle.tv/products/sound-advice-asus-xonar-essence-one/

Looks pretty awesome, especially the brushed aluminium part. It has been a long time since anyone has released a high quality external sound card. This looks perfect for my laptop when it is docked at home. It could also be useful for someone who does not have a slot open for another PCI / PCI-E card.
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Schweet. Doesn't look half bad either.
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Almost a for sure thing I'll be purchasing.
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;14342300 
I think there was a thread about it.


http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/956665-kitguru-asus-xonar-essence-one-6.html

My bad, I searched for it but did not see that one.
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Can it have decent drivers, so I don't have to use these 3rd party ones?

Please?
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Originally Posted by refeek;14342515 
Can it have decent drivers, so I don't have to use these 3rd party ones?

Please?
Apparently Creative nor Asus can keep up with consistent and quality driver updates. frown.gif

Still though; this guy looks pretty good. I have the last Xonar they designed to work on USB. It was actually pretty good but the driver updates are the only thing that let it down. I think my drivers are from August last year tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14342744 
Apparently Creative nor Asus can keep up with consistent and quality driver updates. frown.gif

Still though; this guy looks pretty good. I have the last Xonar they designed to work on USB. It was actually pretty good but the driver updates are the only thing that let it down. I think my drivers are from August last year tongue.gif

Ya I don't get it either. The market really has an opening right now and I'm surprised no one has decided to fill it. The Asus drivers work fine but the gui could use some lovin thats for sure. I would be happy with just an option to set a default for gaming mode / music mode and a hotkey to quick swap. Askin a lot I'm sure : P
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Isn't that basically a DAC with the amp included?
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