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Author:   leochan
Date:   Aug 7, 12 at 5:23pm (PST)
Subject:   ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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ASUS tackles lackluster sound quality in note- and netbooks with the Xonar U3, a small USB audio card with a built-in headphone amplifier. There's convenience in the form of a portable optical output tucked into this small shell, but we put the U3 to the test to see how it compares to typical onboard audio solutions.

ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review





Author:   Lorx
Date:   Aug 9, 12 at 4:42am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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Interesting.

One problem I've had with laptops in the past is lack of driver functionality, stuff like trying to play music over Ventrilo. I guess a USB audio card would fix that problem if I ever run into it again.



Author:   biggie
Date:   Oct 30, 12 at 4:03am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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Hi, can this be used to pass through DTS/DD (via optical out) content to an external receiver (for decoding)? Thanks!



Author:   The Smith
Date:   Oct 30, 12 at 6:12am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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It can output up to 7.1 surround sound via the optical out.





Author:   dhutton64
Date:   Dec 31, 12 at 6:04am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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Can you plug in desktop surround sound speakers that has it's own power source, directly into this USB sound card?



Author:   The Smith
Date:   Jan 11, 13 at 4:29am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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Of course you can.





Author:   xezi
Date:   Jan 30, 13 at 4:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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considering my mb, has an ALC892, this review was top notch usefull. Thanks.



Author:   aNd
Date:   Jan 17, 16 at 10:28am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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can this be used to PASS THROUGH DTS/DD 24bit/96kHz 24bit/192kHz (via optical out) content to an external receiver WITHOUT downsampling to 16bit/48kHz?



Author:   VeGiTAX2
Date:   Jan 17, 16 at 10:45am (PST)
Subject:   re: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Audio Card Review
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Past models supported passthrough of DTS/DD but the quality varied by the tweaks done within windows to internal filters and such (ffdshow,ac3). Unfortunately in the manual for the U3 online I didn't see any mention of passthrough use. Hard to say if you'd get 24/192 out of it without having a unit to actually test that on.


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