Small in size and large on features and sound quality, the ASUS Xonar U3 USB sound card is a take anywhere upgrade for notebook and desktop sound alike. The ASUS Xonar U3 uses the UA100 audio chip for stellar sound quality and mates it with a discreet headphone amp for more lifelike music, improved gaming and incredibly versatile multimedia. The U3 boasts better than 100bB S/N, with full range response from 20Hz-20kHz.mThe Xonar U3 features a USB interface to be used easily with almost any notebook or desktop computer, along with powerful and intuitive software. HiFi class audio will satisfy even the most discerning music listener, while Dolby Theater with virtual surround and GX 2.5 bring games and movies to life. Sound can be tweaked through a ten band graphic EQ, along with environmental effects, or the listener can choose pre-programmed one-click effects. There is even Xear Voice with effects for two way communication programs and karaoke functions. The Xonar U3 uses 3.5mm connections for line and mic, and a TOSLINK adapter is included for digital output./"
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