1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC/Amp

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Frederik S, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Frederik S Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,171 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    362
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 17, 2013
  2. jagd

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Messages:
    456 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    89
    Location:
    TR
    250 Euro ? price seems a bit high for pc use i think , it would be nice if it had been compared against p/p king Fiio devices btw
     
  3. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    8,272 (3.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,072
    Sure love my TPA6120A2 chip capable of driving loads of up to 600 Ohm impedance ;)
     
  4. james888

    james888

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,415 (3.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,562
    I wonder how this compares to those lower end receivers. It is a heck of a lot smaller than them though.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. Frederik S Staff

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,171 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    362
    Lower end receivers typically have very bad headphone outs. Most of the ones I have seen feature ancient headphone amplifier designs.

    Some older integrated amplifiers and receivers have a step down circuit for the headphone out which sound alright. To be completely frank it is a waist of space and money getting a small receiver for headphone amplification you are simply much better off buying a cheap headphone DAC/Amp or just amp and running a mini-jack to RCA to it.
     
    james888 says thanks.
  6. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,362 (1.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    760
    maybe i found my audio card for a ITX build, since i can't have my GTX 670 4gb and Asus Xonar Essence STX in a ITX board at the same time ^^
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page