1. VVhitewolf

    Pc bass help

    Hi guys, So I have been spending a lot of time reading through the website on many different topics and i ordered a pair of Panasonic RP-HTF600-S . I would like to think im a bit of a basshead. I was really looking at the the MDR-xb500 because i used them for a while and really liked them. I had...
  2. dutchgenius

    Help finding a full size headphone for my cranky ears

    This might be a wild goose chase, but I am trying to find a decent set of headphones that will not kill my sensitive ears or raging OCD.  Here is what I am looking for:   Price - preferably under $100, I know this is tight but I can probably stretch it to $150 if it is my only option Size...
  3. pcharouz

    Asus Xonar U7 DAC/AMP Impressions Thread

    I think i am one of the first people here to get it, so i though i would post some initial thoughts   Build: the worksmanship is great, feels much less plasticky than i would have thought.  I pluging it straight into the usb on my win 8 64bit desktop, the card lit up and started working...
  4. trogdoorman

    Help with injecting positional audio (Dolby 5.1) into my current PC audio setup without a soundcard

    Hello guys,   I was hoping one of the gurus here could help me with my dilemma: I currently have a pair of HD800s and an Asus Essense One Muses Edition that I have hooked up via SPDIF to my computer that I listen to music on. Lately I've been PC gaming in FPS titles like Titanfall that...
  5. framos917

    Computer HDMI to receiver HDMI, do I need a DAC also?

    I have my laptop loaded with music in a FLAC format. I am working thru how to connect to my  AV receiver to enjoy the music thru that system as well. My laptop has a HDMI connect and the receiver has multiple HDMI connects, is it as simple as connecting the laptop and receiver with an HDMI...
  6. money4me247

    Giant List of sub-$200 portable DACs w/ their chips & price

    hey, I recently went through the trouble to look up the DAC chips & prices of quite a few sub-$200 DACs. Fricking manufacturers often do not disclose their DAC chip on their product specs. (kinda shady imo lol) Not sure if this list would be helpful to anyone, but I figured I'd post it. Please...
  7. clanderson

    Asus Xonar U3 vs Creative Xi-Fi GO! Pro

    Hey all! This is somewhat of a revival thread. ( I am choosing between these two USB sound cards and have primarily (almost exclusively) gaming in mind. I'm using a Sager NP9150 notebook with a Kingston...
  8. xyyz

    best budget DAC for around $50

    since i'm spending more and more time with at the comp, i'm looking to purchase a portable DAC that i can tote around and drop in when i want to listen to my Spotify lists. i have a budget of $50, and i will use the DAC in tandem with a CMOY to drive a set of ADH700s, HD280s, and, on...
  9. ched999uk

    Cheap USB DAC to fix broken laptop - Asus Xonar U3 or X-FI Go Pro?

    Thanks to recommendations on here and a long listening session in a store I have ordered a pair of Sennheiser HD 558 as my Christmas present. I will mainly use them for my home cinema viewing, maybe on my desktop (Packard Bell S2870) and on occasions on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525). Problem...
  10. boredandlazy

    Asus Xonar U3 USB Navigation Sounds on Windows 'clipping' query...

    Hi Everyone,   I recently got myself a Asus Xonar U3 as an upgrade to the horrible onboard audio for my laptop running Windows 7 g4bit, and a small annoyance I noticed was that when navigating through windows it has a tendecy to 'clip' or 'truncate' the clicking noises that windows plays as...
  11. batphink

    Xonar U3 USB DAC

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  12. V

    Is Asus Xonar U3 suitable for desktop speakers?

    Hi Friends,   I have a pair of Altec Lansing VS4121 speakers. 2 years back i had them hooked up to desktop with the cheapest pci audigy card called audigy value. I could tweak the EQs in both winamp and the sound driver to make the speakers sound somewhat sweet (those are terrible speakers...
  13. dakki12345

    suggest me a fun and engaging USB DAC on my PC under 100$

    hello.. for over 1week of research i still not get what i needed (Sorry for my bad english)   so basically i almost read 3/4 of the post here in headfi because of dac   BTW my list of headphones are   Sony XB500 Modded(Recabled and changed drivers) Ath-M50 Shure 215e   My...
  14. AxelCloris

    Fiio E9 [SOLD] and Asus Xonar U3 [SOLD] - Great Gaming Starter

    Fiio E9 - SOLD Xonar U3 - SOLD Paypal fees included, free shipping CONUS, potential international buyers PM for estimates.   Up for grabs is my Fiio E9. I am the second owner and it was originally sold to me by fellow Head-Fier Mad Lust Envy. It's a great little amplifier, but I'm...
  15. HouseFoxx

    Need help choosing portable DAC/AMP for laptop

    As the title suggests, I'm in the market for a new DAC/AMP.   Of course, there a couple features to consider, such as: 1. It has to be portable, no A/C power for this cookie. 2. I would prefer it to not be battery powered, or if so, the battery to be removable 3. Price is an issue, I...
  16. 5pyK3

    ASUS U3 + Q701 + E17

    Alright so I'm posting this tread since I could not find the answer for what I was looking for. I just came from this thread, and It did a good job on somewhat answering my question but not really.   So...
  17. redwarrior191

    HRT Music Streamer II and/or ASUS XONAR U3

    I'm from Hong Kong, and I'm looking to buy these two items.. 
  18. redwarrior191

    HRT Music Streamer II or ASUS XONAR U3

    I'm from Hong Kong, and I'm looking for any of these two items..
  19. anhtu1990

    Asus xonar U3. any one got this ? Help me config ( using with headphone)

    hi all. i'm using AD700 and i've heard from some guys in full-size box that it will be better if combine with a dolby soundcard.. so i buy this Asus xonar U3. this is its software's interface  : i've try to config it but still found nothing better. does any one use this or got others kind...
  20. DreamKing

    Vantec 7.1 vs Xonar U3

    Looking for a cheap temporary DAC. Both are at about the same price. I'm not too good with tech details so I'm looking for your input.   Vantec: Xonar U3:   I'm...
  21. eggyhustles

    xonar u3 or fiio e7 for girlfriend?

    Gonna be upgrading the audio on my girlfriends laptop and want to do it as cheaply as possible   I've read good things about the u3 & currently have the e7(love it).    Is the u3 enough for her or should i get her the fiio?    She's gonna be listening through the panasonic...
  22. AudioAficionado

    Creative X-Fi Go! Pro, ASUS Xonar U3, or Turtle Beach Micro II?

    Hello all,   I am posting because I cannot which one of three computer USB sound cards to buy. They all have their pros and cons, so I do not know which one choose. I play a minor amount of gaming, and I mostly play music at high bit rates. I'm looking to possibly use the sound card for...
  23. GL1TCH3D

    Asus Xonar U3 USB Sound Card

    I'm selling this great little device in used condition with the original box. Selling it because I need to raise funds. I live in Canada so please take that into account. Buyer pays shipping. Paypal only.
  24. karma

    FS: Asus Xonar U3 USB Soundcard

    Looking to sell an Asus Xonar U3 USB soundcard. Bought this earlier in the year for my wife's laptop, but she doesn't like to bother plugging it in with her headphones. I really don't have a use for it, so it needs a new home.   I've included a stock photo below. If you'd like pictures of...
  25. koolaidpianist

    Asus Xonar U3 Settings

    Hey guys,   So I'm using the Audio Technica ATH-M50s ( with the Xonar U3 portable amp ( and I want to know what settings would be optimal for regular usage. My most frequent...