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Xonar Phoebus

Hardware Canucks
  • Conclusion: This may be a gross over-simplification, but consumers who are interested in a dedicated soundcard typically fall into two broad categories: gamers and music enthusiasts. Usually soundcards try to cater to only one of these niches as both groups have wildly divergent needs but some manage to bridge...
  • Pros: :, - Good music reproduction abilities, - Excellent gaming abilities, - Controller Hub, - Elegant good looks, - 3 year warranty
  • Cons: :, - Price, - Not easily replaceable op-amps, - Controller hub can only control stereo and not 5.1/7.1 outputs, - Drivers are still a work in progress, - Music abilities are not decisively better than previous models
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Asus Xonar U1 USB Audio Station Review

Hardware Canucks
  • Conclusion: To put this conclusion in a nutshell, I have to say that I am extremely impressed with this little external soundcard. This approach has been tried before but with the Xonar U1, Asus has finally got the external sound card formula down to a science.
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ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card Review

Hardware Canucks
  • Conclusion: At this price point the Xonar 7.1 DX offers the user exceptional sound quality and a rich feature set which is both needed and expected from modern soundcards. The full line of Dolby home theater technologies further enhances the DX's sound processing capabilities and present a solid option for HTPC...
  • Pros: Price point, Overall impressive sound, GX 2.0
  • Cons: Generic Opamps, Small bundle, No DTS features, Some minor sound issues
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Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Review

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  • Conclusion: Auzentech definitely listened to their customer base when they headed to the drawing board for the Prelude 7.1. It has a bundle of wanted features that were almost impossible to get on one sound card up until now. I am very impressed with this card from start to finish.
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