ASUS has released a USB audio unit called Xonar U7 MKII with a built-in headphone amplifier. Xonar U7 MKII makes use of C-Media’s “6632 AX” for chips. It connects with the PC with USB, and it can output up to 7.1 channel supporting 192 kHz / 24 bit playback. In addition, a built-in headphone amplifier ensures improved output.
“Sonic Studio” software suite comes pre-installed. With an intuitive point-and-click interface with all elements on one screen, you can preset various audio profiles and easily set according to your requirements.
The S / N ratio is 114 dB. Output terminal is 3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 4, RCA × 2, S / PDIF, input terminal is 3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1. The main body size is 130 × 80 × 25 mm (width × depth × height). Supported OS is Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10. Pricing information is not yet available.
The Xonar U7 MKII is designed to provide the best audio experience for PC games and media streaming. Once headphones and speakers are connected, it reproduces a surprisingly clear and impactful sound that far exceeds the onboard PC audio hardware. Since the Xonar U7 MKII has a convenient USB connection, you can easily obtain upgraded sound quality without having to open a PC case like a built-in sound card. Also, there is no need to connect an auxiliary power supply to this device, setup is completed just by connecting one cable.