Asus Xonar Xense review

A high-end sound card and headphones package that's worth an invest

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asus xonar zense

The most important benchmarks are those that we can't print – playing games, listening to music and watching movies in a room set up to be as acoustically neutral as possible.

Here, though, we can show that there's no benefit to offloading sound processing in terms of frame rates any more, and using Rightmark's excellent Audio Analyzer tool shows us how close to the claimed specs the electronics are.

Far Cry 2 - Frames per second (higher is better)

Offload improvement

RMAA total harmonic distortion (lower is better)


RMAA Dynamic range (Higher is better)

Dynamic range


Tech Specs

Product TypeSound Board
Product FamilyXonar
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorExternal
Host InterfacePCI Express
Audio Processor ModelAV100
Audio Processor ManufacturerASUS
Height4522.7 mm
Width2823.2 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelXense
Product NameXonar Xense 90-YAA0J0-0UAN00Z Sound Board
DAC Data Width24 bit
Product LineXonar
Manufacturer Part Number90-YAA0J0-0UAN00Z
Manufacturer Website Address
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)118 dB