There's still time to enter our Xonar giveaway. To celebrate three years of Xonar sound cards, many of which have won awards here at TR, Asus has introduced a new model dubbed the Xonar Xense. The Xense has all the goodness you'd expect from a high-end sound card, including headphone amplification, 6.5-mm jacks, multi-channel analog outputs, and the ability to encode Dolby Digital Live bitstreams on the fly. Asus is also bundling a version of Sennheiser's PC350 gaming headset for folks who lack headphones or speakers good enough to appreciate the improvement in fidelity that a good sound card can provide.
We have one Xonar Xense to give away to the winner of our latest contest. Asus has also thrown in a couple of its budget Xonar DG sound cards for second- and third-place prizes. To enter, all you have to do is hop into this thread in the forums, describe your PC audio setup, and explain why you chose its various components. Eligible posts need to be 300 words or less, and while you should feel free to flex your photography skills, please don't post more than a couple of pictures. Any images need to be 1600 pixels wide or smaller.
The cut-off for entries is 2:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 14, so you still have a few days to enter. Asus is also interested in knowing what kind of features you'd like to see in new sound cards. Feel free to share your thoughts on the subject in the comments below or in the contest discussion thread in the forums.
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