1. Sauntache

    Asus Xonar Essence vs Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD

  2. thesuperguy

    Best computer DAC under 100?

    Allow me to start by admitting that I am not purchasing this DAC (and amp I would assume) because I am dissatisfied by my onboard audio. While it certainly isn't anything to brag about, it doesn't sound like junk. Rather, I am purchasing this DAC because I have a desktop placed on the floor and...
  3. RasPaBas

    Xonar Essence One vs Xonar Essence STX ?

    Hi forum, I'm planning to upgrade my current PC to a new and more silent one. Currently I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX installed to power my Sennheiser HD650 phones. But I'm thinking about selling the STX and buy the Essence One, as it would make it easier to find space in the chassis of the...
  4. mumer8637

    Suitable DAC and Amp for Sennheiser HD650

    Hello,   I am looking to upgrade my current headphone setup to a Sennheiser HD650 and a DAC.   Currently, I am using Sennheiser HD 558 Open Headphones with my Alienware-18 on-board Realtek Chipset Realtek ALC3661. It is one the highest performing on-board sound card with a 600ohm headphones...
  5. vexx

    Advice regarding the Asus Xonar Essence One

    Hey guys,   I'm on a quest to replace my internal sound card with a high-quality'ish USB DAC and after doing some research, I decided to buy either the Essence ONE or the Essence STU. As I've read, from an audiphile point of view, the 2 cards are similar in sound (having the same chipset and...
  6. Thallassa

    Usb dac/amp, xonar essence one alternative

    Hi there, I've been quietly reading along the last few years - now I feel kinda stuck with my decision and hope you can help me out. I've been looking to upgrade my asus xonar xense to an external dac and I feel about as overwhelmed as I am underwhelmed by the extend and limitation of choices...
  7. WildStyle-R11

    Virtual Audio Cables A little help/guidance

    So I have been recording my Gameplay footage with a program called Dxtory it is a great program works very well. But I just need a little help or guidance on how to create Seperate audio channel for my skype or such programms...Basicly what it is right now I have Essence one with my speakers and...
  8. jacofman

    Asus Xonar Essence One Owners

    I just bought an Asus Xonar Essence One DAC/amp, and I can't tell from the pictures of the back of the unit whether the connector takes a full-on USB-A male cable or a USB-B male connector. I'll be getting it in a few days and I wanted to have a longer USB cable on hand when it arrives. Any help...
  9. S

    AMP or Soundcard upgrade?

    Hi guys, from a few days i have a wonderful pair of Sennheiser Momentum. But also with only 18Ohm, my M-Audio 410 can't handle the heaphone (the regulator is always on max power and i don't like this)..   The possible solution, for me, are 2:     -Buy a normal headphone amplifier.. On all...
  10. azazell86

    REVIEW: Burson DA-160 vs Asus Essence One vs Creative X-Fi Titanium HD

    My review will certanly raise a few eyebrows (how can I compare a 900 Euros DAC with a 150 Euros sound card? :) ), but I'm hoping it could also provide the necessary info for the Head-fiers that are looking at at least 1 of these products. My audition Set-Up is: Foobar 2k -> FLAC -> ASIO or...
  11. ngkwunwah

    Is US$ 780 worth to buy an Asus Essence One Muse Edition?

    Dear all, I live in Hong Kong. The Asus Essence one muse costs about HK$8999 =US$1160. I found it on   (A Chinese "ebay" run by Alibaba). I am so tempted for the price of Chinese Yuan =$4788=US$780. But I'm thinking...
  12. rocMcBan

    Schiit Stack (MM) or Asus Xonar Essence One for Technics RP-DH1200

    Hello Everyone, Being in the hunt for a new DAC/Head amp for my office, I was wondering how does the Magni-Modi combo from Schiit compare with the Asus Essence One (regular edition, not the Muses, then the price diff would become too important) ? In my neck of the woods, after all is said and...
  13. donaldduck2004

    (Asus Essence One) vs (Modi+Asgard 2 (or Magni))

    Hey guys I'd like opinions,impressions and suggestions from anyone who owns these devices...I'm intetioned to buy Modi + Asgard 2 but I've not really decided because of lack of personal impressions about essence one.thanks to anyone will answer.
  14. mwindham08

    Asus Essence One + Muses 01 opamps+LME49710HA

    I am selling my Asus Essence one Amp/DAC as well as 6 Muses 01 opamps and 3 pairs of LME48710HA's already soldered to an adapter. The stock op amps are also included as well as the original box, paperwork, power cable, ect.   I have included some photos from my dropbox.   Price is 650...
  15. Frencho

    PC Upgrade help: Headphones for gaming on Asus Xonar Essence STX or ROG Xonar Phoebus?

    Greetings all,   I'm considering making the big leap from my Logitech’s G35 Virtual surround headset & get the real deal, a dedicated soundcard ! So take note, I’m new to all this audio technical stuff.   I’m a gamer & play all kinds of games but the reason driving my future purchase is...
  16. cirwin2010

    Asus Xonar Essence STX vs Sound Blaster x-fi Titanium (non HD)

    My current set up for audio is Sound Blaster x-fi Titanium (non HD)   and a Razer Carcharias   I decided to move away from my current headset...
  17. Tilpo

    Seperate DAC or Asus Xonar Essence ST

    I want to upgrade the source of my rig. Currently listening straight from my motherboard (not the worst sound for a motherboard, though) Current rig: GA-890GPA-UD3H > Little Dot MKIV SE > HD 650 What I wonder was whether it's better to buy a soundcard (Asus Xonar Essence ST) or a DAC. Taking...
  18. flame

    SOLD!!! Asus Xonar Essence STX

  19. mreendoor

    ASUS Xonar Essence STX - Only sound from 1 left channel

     installation on the Xonar Essence STX I plugged my headphones into the jack, switched it to headphones mode, and I am only getting sound out of one channel (the left). When I run the tests, that say "Left Front, Right Front", both phrases come out of the left channel.  
  20. Syltburken

    Asus Xonar Essence STX is enough to drive Sennheiser HD650?

    Hello y'all!   I'm just about to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD650, a DAC and an amp. Lately I have been looking mostly at the Asus xonar essence STX with DAC and amp combo. Is that enough to drive the HD650 properly? Or should i go with the Auzentech X-meridian 7.1? Or maybe buy a DAC and...
  21. Bigbuddha

    Advice - Burson HD160 + Asus Xonar Essence St or Burson HD160D DAC/Amp combo

    Hello all,   I am set on getting a Burson unit.  This is the dilemma.   I have a ASUS Xonar Essence ST which I think is a pretty great DAC/Soundcard for the price (thinking about also switching the OP-AMPS with the Burson versions).   I also use Earsonics SM3 V1 (soon to have V2 as...
  22. cwe5590

    Asus Xonar Essence ST Sound Card   -Chris
  23. aznx2high

    ALC889 vs ASUS Xonar Essence STX ( is it worth it to upgrade?)

    Hi   I've just started getting in to music/headphones so I'm not too sure if i want to upgrade my sound card on my PC. I have ALC889 on-board sound card, it sounds OK but i think i could get something better that gives more to my headphones and my 5.1 setup. The only thing is i don't know...
  24. d8n0g

    Asus xonar essence stx

    this card is near mint, comes with a bunch of opamp's, and all adapters-no box or literature. 150shipped.  Only taking amazon payments
  25. Anacondastan

    Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card

          This is for the sound card only no original box or manual. I will also included one LME49720NA Dual OpAmp with this sale. It is excellent condition no flaws works perfectly. Only selling because I am going back to to a laptop because of a new job.