So, in that direction, I hope that I will get to review them soon. In fact, I did use it when running with a pair of active monitors, and it worked just as expected. Dec 13, at 4: The front panel is dominated by two volume knobs: Turns out the “empty” spot on my loaner was a place where they considered putting some other reclocking chip, but decided against it.

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This is definitely not an option I recommend.

It’s a good looking box – smartly designed, small and unobtrusive, able to lay flat or prop up on its side via an included stand mount. Cost The price displayed for the product on PriceCheck is sourced directly from the merchant.

Srajan Ebaen Financial Interests: The included jumper switch re-routes sound and edsence Xonar Essence STU to be used as a pre-amplifier in conjunction with a dedicated power amplifier. I can see how some people might like this result but I’d call it overpriced for what it is.

Build it and they’ll come.

Review: Asus Xonar Essence STU

Subscribe to our newsletter. Xonar Essence STU embeds a precise clock tuning Adus that kills jitter prior to signal processing, ensuring the highest fidelity with extensive detail and lively sound imaging. As soon as it is part of our program, we will have a direct link to the product page here.


Couldn’t find your answer? The Denon D was good but a little sharp up top.

The M impedance falls between 30 and 35 ohms. Asus is a high-tech company and the STU excels at detail and accuracy, using a variety of advanced techniques to get there. The Asus sounded more open and transparent than the little Audinst.

Review: Asus Xonar Essence STU | Headphone Reviews and Discussion –

He mentioned some minor variations in construction between each version of the opamp Or far less when using sensitive headphones?

Or, maybe look towards the Grace Design m9XX if you can find it. Select a query type below and message the shop directly. Maybe this is obvious, but I feel to the need to expand on it. Delivery For a product displaying a “Add to Cart” button the product can be purchased directly on Auss Marketplace.

It had a more believable soundstage too, with imaging being more precise. And even with a knowledge of this small issue, I was still able to enjoy it essennce enough.

Xonar Essence STU | Essence Hi-Fi Audio | ASUS Global

This is actually an improvement over the Essence One, where the Muses Edition has gain set via internal jumper, and the base model has no gain adjustment options at all. Clicking on this button asua direct you to the product on the associated shop’s online store. But do those actually do anything for the sound? The sound on the ud-h01 is very good.


Asus Xonar Essence Stu – Usb Dac ( Digital-To-Analog Converter ) + Headphone Amplifier ; 120Db

The STU is quite small. But without a reference point, the STU sounds great. And yet, within the “computer audio” genre there is a growing subsection of users who don’t necessarily want to use an actual desktop PC. How do I pay? Log in to your account to manage your alerts. Some suppliers will re-open later between 2nd and 7th January.

Frequently asked questions select How do I asjs Is this the overall experience most of you have with it? It was a big step up from my older soundcard, but I felt that it was a little unnatural and harsh sometimes.

Finally I tried the Muses 02 bipolar opamps.