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post #121 of 3016

looks really neat .__. ... wonder what the price is gonna be =w=

post #122 of 3016
Apparently, the MSRP is INR 21,000, which amounts to EUR 315 or USD 458 today.
post #123 of 3016

INR 21,000 (Indian rupees) ?

 

What's your source ?

Has it been released in India ?

 

post #124 of 3016

Too much, I can get Audio-Gd stuff for that money.
 

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Originally Posted by khaos974 View Post

Apparently, the MSRP is INR 21,000, which amounts to EUR 315 or USD 458 today.


 

 

post #125 of 3016
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Originally Posted by gurubhai View Post

INR 21,000 (Indian rupees) ?

 

What's your source ?

Has it been released in India ?

 


I don't exactly remember, it was in an article that appeared in Google News when I searched for "asus essence one", it's only a few days old.
post #126 of 3016
It better kill A-gd's entry-evel units in that case. =p
post #127 of 3016

Hi Guys.

Listened to Essence One for one day. Sorry for the blurry image.

I don't know how much it will cost but I really liked it with HD800 and LCD-2. It is not on the same level as my HA-160D, but very good IMO.

Is quite bassy actually, maybe too much bass with LCD-2 for my liking, good mid, VERY nice presence and stereo image. Hights are slightly recessed, that gives that analog feel. The device sounds very analogue and smooth, with an accent on bass and mids. It's not so detailed than my Burson, but sounds very nice with old rock or electronica music. Has awesome PRaT too.

I'm working on a review for this (not sure if will do it in English too)Image0024.jpg

post #128 of 3016

Mind telling me where you sourced one from?
 

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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post

Hi Guys.

Listened to Essence One for one day. Sorry for the blurry image.

I don't know how much it will cost but I really liked it with HD800 and LCD-2. It is not on the same level as my HA-160D, but very good IMO.

Is quite bassy actually, maybe too much bass with LCD-2 for my liking, good mid, VERY nice presence and stereo image. Hights are slightly recessed, that gives that analog feel. The device sounds very analogue and smooth, with an accent on bass and mids. It's not so detailed than my Burson, but sounds very nice with old rock or electronica music. Has awesome PRaT too.

I'm working on a review for this (not sure if will do it in English too)Image0024.jpg



 

 

post #129 of 3016
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Originally Posted by reiserFS View Post

Mind telling me where you sourced one from?
 



I am part of Press :)

The review is done: http://soundnews.ro/2011/09/01/asus-xonar-essence-one-review/

In English will be done in few days, sorry.

 

Edit: Seems like it's first review in the world, at least on something I am first :-)

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Later EDIT (09.09.11):the English review is done too and can be read here: http://soundnews.ro/2011/09/09/asus-xonar-essence-one-review-english-version/

I hope you like it wink_face.gif

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Edited by DarKu - 9/9/11 at 11:05am
post #130 of 3016
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Originally Posted by DarKu View Post





I am part of Press :)

The review is done: http://soundnews.ro/2011/09/01/asus-xonar-essence-one-review/

In English will be done in few days, sorry.

 

Edit: Seems like it's first review in the world, at least on something I am first :-)


Is it me or are some components bent (as in not vertical), should this be considered shoddy manufacturing?
post #131 of 3016
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Originally Posted by khaos974 View Post



Is it me or are some components bent (as in not vertical), should this be considered shoddy manufacturing?

What components ?

Actually I was shocked about the manufacturing quality of this product, the PSU is big, and internal wiring is very professional, Sanyo and Wima caps, Alps pot, for a 500$ price, it will be a killer IMO. I am actually thinking about one as a secondary (job) rig.
 

 

post #132 of 3016
The flue caps for example are not really straight, neither are the Wima caps.
post #133 of 3016

Just read the review. Thanks for that and I'm also looking forward to your English review. 

 

So in a nut shell, (correct me if I'm wrong) your opinion is that its noticeably better than STX, but seems to lack detail at higher frequencies? Also sound gets distorted at very high volumes with HD800 and LCD-2? Any other major issues?

 

And In your opinion, for someone who owns STX...is it worthwhile to upgrade to Essence One?

post #134 of 3016
Would it also be possible to get pictures of that AP test report?
post #135 of 3016

Thanks to Google Translations, it's a nice review.

Looking forward to more reviews for this newcomer.  :-)


Edited by audionewbieyao - 9/1/11 at 11:10pm
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