Xonar U7

Compact 7.1-channel USB soundcard and headphone amplifier with 192kHz/24-bit HD sound
  • True 7.1-channel, 192kHz/24-bit high definition sound from a compact USB-powered device
  • Dedicated mic volume control for instant adjustments right in the heat of gaming action
  • Integrated headphone amplifier pumps up every sound detail
  • 114dB signal-to-analog ratio (SNR) ensures pure sound
  • Dolby® Home Theater V4 delivers lively surround
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With the U7 ASUS has made wonderful strides in improving their USB-based Xonar offerings. What was once a source of derision in the audiophile community may not become an overnight success with it, but there’s proof here that USB and audio fidelity can walk hand in hand. More importantly, for the average consumer who needs a fast, pain-free, affordable external upgrade to their existing system’s soundcard abilities, the Xonar U7 is hard to beat. It certainly will never replace dedicated PCIe solutions, but for anyone using an SFF or mobile systems this is one of the best options available
The Xonar U7 is truly an incredible audio component at this price point, and would be an excellent piece at substantially more. The versatility of the U7 makes it a perfect choice for a variety of applications, from gaming to strict audio. However, the Xonar U7 seems to fall most naturally into a setting where it would be used for all of these scenarios, and makes a perfect center for a multimedia/gaming/entertainment PC where its incredible staging and versatility can truly be appreciated. For this, along with excellent sound quality, the ASUS Xonar U7 takes our Editor’s Choice Award, and receives our highest recommendation.
This compact device is capable of a number of connections ranging from headphones to home theater systems. Windows volume controls for both speaker and microphone are placed for convenient access. Lastly the USB connectivity opens up this sound card as an option for laptop users. With an planned retail pricing of $89.99 plus shipping, the Xonar U7 is set for the midrange market competing against ASUS’s other older desktop Xonar DX card and Creative’s offerings such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi USB sound cards. We’re awarding the Xonar U7 USB sound card our Editor’s Choice Award since we not only had a very enjoyable time listening to whatever was thrown at it, but for exceeding expectations for how much it is set to cost. Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-xonar-u7-usb-sound-card-and-amp-review_139014/7#bdd6PE2LTr7BARbR.99
“The ASUS Xonar U7 is full of functional features in a fantastic finish giving fine fidelity. Deserving of our Gold award.”
With the Xonar U7, ASUS delivers currently the best USB sound card for demanding users. Also the connectivity and software in addition to the proper technique is great.
The sound is really nice, and for those who have good speakers are the 850 kr a well motivated-investment-


The wonder of incredible compact audio!

Xonar U7 serves the needs of PC gamers who want to enjoy strong and clear sound via headphones, and is also ideal for listening to music as it produces much more impactful and detailed audio than onboard hardware. Connecting via USB, it requires no standalone power supply and works instantly setup-free with no need to open the PC case.





Powerful sound from a compact and portable device

Xonar U7 engineering overcomes the space and power supply limitations of other external USB-based audio devices to offer precise and immersive 7.1-channel surround. Sound processing uses 192kHz/24-bit fidelity for true high definition output, maintaining consistent quality across all surround channels.

114dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

Up to 16X audio clarity compared with the SNR ratios of average onboard audio.

Hyper Grounding technology

Exclusive ASUS Hyper Grounding PCB fabrication ensures strong signal insulation to reduce distortion and interference, also known as component crosstalk.

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

High quality Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) brings clarity with excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and low total harmonic distortion (THD)







Integrated headphone amplifier pumps up every sound detail


Since many gamers choose to refrain from disturbing others while insisting on the best sound quality, Xonar teams integrate a headphone amplifier on Xonar U7 to boost immersive headphone output.





Gamer-friendly design


Microphone and master volume controls
Dedicated controls allow gamers to quickly adjust master and microphone volume without pausing games or going into software menus, ensuring uninterrupted action. The master volume control doubles as a clickable switch for selecting between headphone input (front panel) and speakers (back panel).
USB convenience
Xonar U7 connects to PCs via USB. It also gets power directly from the USB port, removing the need for a power adapter. Combined with its compact dimensions, these turn Xonar U7 into a highly portable audio-enhancer that can be easily carried and placed anywhere.




Realistic surround and enhanced sound with new Dolby® Home Theater v4


Realistic surround
  • Surround decoder ― converts 2-channel audio sources to multi-channel, so you experience more immersive sound
  • Surround virtualizer ― delivers stunning virtual surround playback for standard stereo headphones or speakers.
Sound enhancement
  • Intelligent equalizer ― allows users to adjust tone dynamically with easy visual controls
  • Dialogue enhancer ― improves premium clarity for in-game communications
  • Volume leveler ― helps maintain chosen volume consistently across audio sources

 

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