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ASUS and Sennheiser Unite with Xonar Xense HD Audio Solution (Page 4)

James Vozar | May 31, 2010 at 07:58 pm CDT - 1 min, 40 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

Setup and Installation

System requirements for the Xense are as follows:

- One PCI Express 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card

- Microsoft Windows Vista (32 or 64bit) / XP (32 or 64bit) / Windows 7

- Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster

- 256 MB DRAM system memory

- 60 MB available HDD space for driver installation package

- CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation.

Installing the Xense is simply a matter of locating an empty PCI-Express slot on your motherboard, fixing the card into place and running the drivers in Windows. XP, Vista and Seven are supported.

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I had no problems installing the Xense whatsoever and everything went smoothly. The software control center allows setting of all the main features of the Xense along with a handy EQ and environment setting.

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We also have controls for karaoke, three gain settings for headphones of varying resistance as well as a Sennheiser specific gain setting, low frequency crossover, environment settings for gamers, controls for Dolby Headphone, a simple mixer and a graphic readout of the active frequencies in blue at the top.

It's very simple, but that's what I like about it and within a couple of minutes I feel most will be quite comfortable in manipulating the various settings of the Xense.

Lastly here, we are tasked with the job of connecting those big heavy duty Sennheiser headphones to the 6.3mm output connector located on the rear of the Xense.

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Now, you may or may not actually be planning on using the supplied mic, depending on your requirements of course, but assuming you are then its connection is located right next to the main headphone output; easy as you like.

Again, to reiterate, I am evaluating a pre-release sample so I cannot comment on how final release software may or may not work, or how any other final release aspects may or may not function, simply because I do not have them to test at this stage.

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James Vozar

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - James Vozar

James has been interested in all types of audio for the last 6 years or so. He began as a moderator at the very well respected 3dsoundsurge forums. From there he was offered a spot testing Philips Acoustic Edge sound cards in beta form. He then began writing for Hardavenue, which lasted about three years before it was acquired by Tweak Town Pty Ltd. For the past nine months, James has attended the SAE (School of Audio Engineering) institute in South Melbourne, Australia. He handles all of our sound card and speaker product reviews with very knowledgeable and in-depth analysis.

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