June 9, 2013 - 12:58 AM
In 2011 Creative introduced the Sound Core 3D audio chip, and recently a new series of Sound Blaster cards was released using that chip. We tested the most high-end ZxR version, which is available for 200-250 euros.
April 28, 2013 - 03:44 AM
Last CES, ASUS showed the Xonar Essence One Muses Edition. This external soundcard is developed for the high-end market and features six Muses 01 Op-Amps. The manufacturer now debuts the Xonar Essence STU, which should be interesting for users of a laptop of compact (Mini-ITX) system.
The Xonar Essence STU is based on the Xonar Essence ST(X), but is external instead....
April 23, 2013 - 11:04 AM
ASUS has introduced the ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo, a soundcard for gamers that are looking for a better audio experience compared to onboard sound chips. The expansion card has a metal chassis which reduces EMI. ASUS claims to have used high-quality components, including two PCM1796 DACs, resulting in a signal-to-noise ratio of 118 dB. The TPA6120A2 amplifier has an impe...