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ASUS Xonar U1 USB Audio Station
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May 17, 2011, 4:10 pm


", there's no real stand-out feature on the Asus Xonar U1 USB AudioStation. The USB audio card market is already well served, and quick search on eBuyer shows a USB card for just £11 that has many of the same features."

Well while I would like to agree as your review is both informative and useful and have actually brought the £11 sound-card on Ebuyer . I have spent countless hours trying to find a cheap alternative, (tending to be a cheapskate at times) ! Yes These budget external sound cards feature Dolby Prologic and Virtual surround where needed as does the Xonar. Though many know this is just spreading two channels of sound , not True 5.1

It has to be said that no-one has seen or heard of an External sound Device that features DDL ! Am I missing something? I'll let you know if I get any joy with DDL or Eax, while gaming on my cheapo card !

Correct me if I am wrong .Considering there's s many high end gaming laptops nowadays , many would see the Dolby Digital Live (DDL) as one of the Stand out feature's to say the least . It seems DDL is the highly sought after in the Desktop Gamers world . As DDL allows 5.1 sound through optical line out to Home theatres ,in many newer post 2008 PC games

Although I have yet to experience DDL or EAX sound , I have heard rave reviews about this sound encoding and will apparently provide True 5.1 sound

I Feel the Xonar might be worth the extra cash as buying many cheaper alternatives is really a false economy


July 6, 2011, 6:59 pm

You're right, now that I've used it over several years the Dolby Digital Live feature works very well and it's a solid and reliable sound card, particularly at the current price. Looking back I was probably a bit harsh in the review but I was comparing it to the more fully featured Xonar D2 which was terrific.

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