Asus Xonar U7 Echelon Edition 7.1 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition 7.1 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier

  • True 7.1-channel
  • 192kHz/24-bit high definition sound from a compact USB-powered device Dedicated mic volume control for instant adjustments right in the heat of gaming action.
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Stock Code: SC-023-AS

EAN: 4716659610212

MPN: 90YB00AB-M0UC00

Manufacturer: Asus

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Xonar U7 Echelon Edition 7.1 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier

Compact 7.1 USB sound card features the military-inspired digital camouflage

  • See the precise locations of in-game sounds and enhance critical sounds to pinpoint the enemy instantly with Sonic Radar
  • Gain complete control over loads of sound technologies with NEW Sonic Studio Pro technology
  • Fast adjustments in the heat of gaming action with independent mic and audio volume controls
  • True 7.1-channel HD (192kHz/24-bit) surround sound from a compact USB-powered device
  • Hear the smallest sound details clearly thanks to the powerful integrated headphone amplifier
  • Enjoy one-click surround-sound brilliance with Dolby® Home Theater V4


The Xonar U7 Echelon Edition soundcard from ASUS has won the Editors Choice award from Play3r. They state, "Xonar U7 Echelon Edition stylish looks stand out loud and proud, but ASUS engineers have crammed the device full of features — to help you to see, to hear and to win."


To see, to hear, to win!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition is a compact 7.1-channel USB sound card that retains the high audio quality of the award-winning Xonar U7 and adds the military-inspired digital camouflage pattern that is unique to the Echelon range. Xonar U7 Echelon Edition stylish looks stand out loud and proud, but ASUS engineers have crammed the device full of features — to help you to see, to hear and to win!

Gain the gaming edge with Sonic Radar!

Modern games are more than graphics – precise audio positioning gives gamers the distinct edge over enemies. That’s why Xonar U7 Echelon Edition includes Sonic Radar, a unique ASUS technology that visualizes and enhances in-game sounds, giving you a vital edge in first-person shooters.

Fire up your favorite game and Sonic Radar displays a ‘radar’ HUD (head-up display) that pinpoints in-game actions relative to your position — so you’ll know exactly where you are on the battlefield and what’s happening around you!

There’s even more to Sonic Radar. Multiple radar-enhancers can be enabled in order to visualize and boost specific sounds such as footsteps, gunshots and call-outs. Sounds are plotted on the 360-degree HUD, even when there’s no clear line of sight, so invisibility is no barrier to pinpointing opponents — giving you a distinct advantage over other players!

What’s more, Sonic Radar’s on-screen appearance and position is completely customizable, so you can make it work just the way you want, with whatever game you want!

Take complete control of your audio with Sonic Studio Pro!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition features the latest Sonic Studio Pro software suite, so you have full control over every aspect of the audio output — from equalization (EQ) to 7.1-speaker level-balancing.

Use the intuitive point-and-click interface to activate preset audio profiles to suit different audio environments, and to fine-tune plug-in Dolby® Home Theater 4 settings.

Experience incredible input-noise reduction from Perfect Voice!

Unlike noise-reduction technologies that rely on inverse-phase-based noise cancellation, Xonar U7 Echelon Edition’s Perfect Voice technology uses advanced algorithms to separate ambient noise from speech. The result is crystal-clear in-game voice communication, even in a noisy environment such as a LAN party — so you can be heard no matter what’s going on around you!


Gamer-friendly design

Gamer-friendly design

Love your levels with dedicated mic and master volume controls! Dedicated controls allow you to quickly adjust master and microphone volume without pausing games or going into software menus — so you can tweak audio levels without interrupting your game! The master volume controls even doubles as an instant switch for selecting between headphone output (front panel) and speakers (back panel) — convenience with a click!


Upgrade to an amazing sound card with USB simplicity!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition connects to your PC via USB — so you don’t need to worry about awkward installation or complicated setup. It even draws power directly from the USB port, removing the need for a power adapter and making for easy portability. Compact enough to slip into a bag alongside a laptop, Xonar U7 Echelon Edition delivers high-quality audio with unrivaled simplicity and convenience.




Enjoy unmatched audio quality from a compact and portable device!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition features 24-bit/192KHz audio quality, a 114dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and true 7.1-channel surround sound — all in a compact, lightweight device for true high-definition output, maintaining consistent quality across all surround channels. You’ve never heard audio so big from a sound card that’s so small!

Appreciate clarity that’s far beyond onboard audio!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition to delivers audio clarity that up to 16 times better than onboard audio, with a signal-to-noise ratio of 114dB. Hear the difference and you’ll never want to go back to sub-standard sound hardware!

Be compelled by ultra-clean digital-to-analog conversion!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition packs a high-quality Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that delivers supreme clarity with excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and extremely low total harmonic distortion (THD). Basically, fine components mean fine sound — Xonar U7 Echelon Edition pumps up every sound detail!

Pumps up every sound detail with the integrated headphone amplifier!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition includes a headphone amplifier that supports headphones all the way up to 150ohm impedance — so you can plug in some seriously capable gaming cans to hear every in-game detail!

Be immersed in astonishing sound with Dolby Home Theater 4!

Xonar U7 Echelon Edition has Dolby Home Theater 4 technology built in — so you can your PC into personal cinema with a completely immersive sound system! Dolby’s real-time audio encoding and sophisticated digital signal processing delivers astonishing surround sound with speaker setups from 2.0 to 7.1 — and even over headphones. Volume leveler means you won’t annoy the neighbors with your favorite actions films while the clever Dialog Enhancer feature means you’ll never miss a word of dialog!



Echelon gaming set: Your sure-win camouflage combo

ASUS Echelon gaming set features an attractive design inspired by the digital camouflage patterns popular in many games and, of course, on real-world military apparel. The set includes everything you need to look good and secure victory — a headset, 7.1-channel USB sound card and headphone amplifier, mechanical keyboard, laser mouse and fine-weave mouse pad. It’s the sure-win combo that you’re sure to want!


Audio Interface USB 2.0 high-speed/ USB 1.0 for playback
Audio Performance Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) :
114 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) :
110 dB
Output THD+N at 1kHz (Front-out) :
>0.0006 %(-104 dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24bit/96KHz input) :
10 Hz to 46 KHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage :
Line output (RCA, 3.5) : 1 Vrms (2.828 Vp-p)
Headphone output : 1.3 Vrms (3.677 Vp-p)
Chipset Audio Processor :C-Media 6632A High-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Digital-to-analog Converter(DAC) Cirrus Logic CS4398
Cirrus Logic CS4362
Sample Rate and Resolution Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution :
44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution :
44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output :
44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
ASIO Driver Support :
44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
Connectivity Analog Output
4 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Headphone out /Side out/Center-Subwoofer out/Rear out)
2 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
Analog Input
1 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
1 x S/PDIF out (1 x Coaxial)
Special Features Dolby® Technologies : Dolby® Home Theater v4
Operating System Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® XP , 32bit/64bit
Mac OS X *
Accessories S/PDIF adapter x 1
USB cable x 1
Driver CD x 1
User manual x 1
Dimensions 130 x 80 x 25 mm ( L x W x H )

* Xonar U7 Echelon edition playback under OS X without any driver needed.


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