Industry-leading 124dB SNR
Built-in headphone amp drives every available headphone with <0.001% distortion
Nichicon "fine gold" capacitors offer great dynamic performance
Perfectly shielded EMI-free analog output path
Customize your sound color effortlessly via swappable OPAmp socket
- Industry-leading 124dB SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio)
Choosing only the best components and finest design, Xonar Essence STX achieves unprecedented 124 dB SNR- 64 times clear than on-board solutions, bringing top-o-the shelf audio experience for audiophiles.
- Built-in headphone amp
A high-quality TI TPA6120A2 headphone driver supports headphones up to 600ohms of impendence with lower than 0.001% distortion. Drive your headphones as intended without additional amplification.
- Hyper-grounding circuitry design
This exclusive ASUS technique utilizes multi-layer PCB design to separate signal and noise, ensuring only the cleanest signals are passed to sensitive components.
- Perfectly sealed analog output path
EMI and shielding seals all analog output signals perfectly from noise, offering distortion-free audio enjoyment.
- High quality DAC
The Burr-Brown PCM 1792A Digital-to-Analog Convertor (DAC) converts signals at 127dB signal-to-noise ratio.
- Nichicon "fine gold" professional audio capacitors
Using state-of-the-art etching technology, Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors deliver rich bass and crystal-clear high frequencies.
- Swappable OPA sockets
Tune up your unique sound - OPAMP sockets allow simple, solder-less alteration for user-preferred sound color.