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Asus Xonar U3

Asus Xonar U3
alaScore 86

108 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Asus Xonar U3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Asus Xonar U3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Xonar U3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Asus Xonar U3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Xonar U3 Sound Cards (XONAR_U3/UAD/B/A)ASUS Xonar U3 Sound Cards (XONAR_U3/UAD/B/A)

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by: Geoff Gasior (techreport.com)

Asus' Xonar U3 USB audio device

 

Of all the products I've reviewed for TR in the last year, Asus' Xonar DG has to be one of my favorites. We've long lauded the benefits of discrete sound cards for anyone with an appreciation for high-fidelity audio, and the DG is a pretty exceptional...

If your system has a free PCI or PCI Express slot, you'd do well to populate it with a Xonar sound card rather than filling one of your USB ports with the U3. The USB Xonar's signal quality simply isn't good enough, and its lack of high-definition...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Christopher C. (newegg.com)

Wow. Night and day.

 

It's just plug-and-play. I first installed the driver from Asus' website, and the U3 didn't work at all. Uninstalled, rebooted, and I've been giddy ever since.

Bought this solely to listen to mp3s all day on a work laptop I'm about to purchase, and to maybe get better sound out of my 3 month old "ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer" motherboard in my desktop. A lot of people say it's a waste of money for a new...

None, especially for 40 bucks (really???), and I can use it with the laptop I'm about to purchase.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Matt H. (newegg.com)

Works well under linux

 

Worked immediately when I plugged it into a Dell M3800 running Mint Linux. Had to select it as the output sound card, as one would expect in a machine with multiple sound cards. No drivers required, no command line stuff. It. Just. Worked.

The volume adjustment provided by linux goes from nothing to kinda-loud without any steps in between. I don't know if that's the device or linux, so I didn't deduct any eggs.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works well under linux

 

Worked immediately when I plugged it into a Dell M3800 running Mint Linux. Had to select it as the output sound card, as one would expect in a machine with multiple sound cards. No drivers required, no command line stuff. It. Just. Worked

The volume adjustment provided by linux goes from nothing to kinda-loud without any steps in between. I don't know if that's the device or linux, so I didn't deduct any eggs

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Holden S. (newegg.com)

Nice product

 

Sounds great. powers my Sennheiser HD555 to a very loud volume. I am glad I purchased this over a year ago. still working great.

sort of large

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Gbrazor (newegg.com)

ASUS Xonar U3

 

Overall a good buy at under $40. Works well with my crossfade M-100. Can put a concert on my head and take it with my laptop.

Decent sound quality @ 46kHz. DAC is asus ua100. This uses the Texas Instruments DirectPath DRV601 for headphone amplifier. Built in charge pump for negative voltage; uses direct coupling instead of capacitive Quite loud for a 5v@500mA power supply...

DRV601 is rated at >= 100ohm output impedence. Asus is using this chip out of spec. Might not last forever ; Housing is rediculously large for the size of the board and kind of ugly. the 2 blue leds are pointless and just waste a few mA

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Greg B. (newegg.com)

Amazing USB Sound Card

 

Overall a good buy at under $40. Works well with my crossfade M-100. Can put a concert on my head and take it with my laptop.

Decent sound quality @ 46kHz. DAC is asus ua100. This uses the Texas Instruments DirectPath DRV601 for headphone amplifier. Built in charge pump for negative voltage; uses direct coupling instead of capacitive Quite loud for a 5v@500mA power supply...

DRV601 is rated at >= 100ohm output impedence. Asus is using this chip out of spec. Might not last forever. Housing is rediculously large for the size of the board and kind of ugly. the 2 blue leds are pointless and just waste a few mA.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Gbrazor (newegg.com)

Amazing USB Sound Card

 

Overall a good buy at under $40. Works well with my crossfade M-100. Can put a concert on my head and take it with my laptop.

Decent sound quality @ 46kHz. DAC is asus ua100. This uses the Texas Instruments DirectPath DRV601 for headphone amplifier. Built in charge pump for negative voltage; uses direct coupling instead of capacitive Quite loud for a 5v@500mA power supply...

DRV601 is rated at >= 100ohm output impedence. Asus is using this chip out of spec. Might not last forever ; Housing is rediculously large for the size of the board and kind of ugly. the 2 blue leds are pointless and just waste a few mA

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ASUS Xonar U3

 

Windows 7 doesn't default to the Xonar U3 for sound and microphone usage after unplugging it and then plugging it back in. Not really a problem, just minor a nuisance.

Bought this to provide a working mic port for a laptop with a broken port. Not only does the mic port work great, but the sound is stellar as well. Using it with a Logitech G230 headset

n/a

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Phillip E. (newegg.com)

ASUS Xonar U3

 

Windows 7 doesn't default to the Xonar U3 for sound and microphone usage after unplugging it and then plugging it back in. Not really a problem, just minor a nuisance.

Bought this to provide a working mic port for a laptop with a broken port. Not only does the mic port work great, but the sound is stellar as well. Using it with a Logitech G230 headset.

n/a

Jan, 2015
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