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Asus Xonar Xense Premium Gaming Audio Set Review

hardnrg    -   November 3, 2010
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Testing:

I have chosen to compare the sound card and headset against others that I have reviewed by using Rightmark as an objective sound card test, and the usual subjective listening tests to assess the headset's performance.

 

Testing Setup:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 150x20 3GHz
  • Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
  • Memory: 3x2GB Corsair XMS3 PC3-10666 9-9-9-24 1333 MHz
  • Video Card: BFG GTX260
  • Video Card: XFX GTX260
  • Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750 Silencer
  • Hard Drive: 4x Hitachi T7K500 250GB SATA2 (Highpoint RAID-10)
  • Sound Card: Asus Xonar Xense
  • OS: Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Comparison Hardware:

  • Sound Card: Asus Xonar D1
  • Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX
  • Sound Card: X-Fi XtremeMusic (modded: LM4562, Blackgate, bypassed decoupled output)
  • Headset: Psyko 5.1
  • Headset: Zowie Hammer
  • Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force X-52
  • Headset: Speedlink Medusa 5.1 Home Edition

 

Benchmarks:

  • Rightmark RMAA 6.2.0



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Sound Card
  3. Closer Look: Headset
  4. Closer Look: Drivers & Programs
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Listening Gear
  7. Testing: Rightmark (RMAA)
  8. Testing: Subjective Listening (Music)
  9. Testing: Subjective Listening (Movies)
  10. Testing: Subjective Listening (Gaming)
  11. Conclusion
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