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Diamond XS71HDU USB Xtreme Sound 24bit 7.1 Channel Digital Audio Adapter Review

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Posted May 1, 2014 by Joe Kershner in PC Audio

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $69.99 @ diamondmm.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Many options for audio input and output, build quality, great audio quality
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

A tiny bit pricey.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The Diamond XS71HDU is a great way to upgrade to a digital output on any device to a true 7.1 digital audio output.
by Joe Kershner
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Introduction

As we all know, digital audio has become the de facto standard on most of our audio devices. Unfortunately, there are still select motherboards out there which don’t offer a digital output, so we’re stuck using an analog connection and laptops that only offer an analog audio jack. Diamond Media has a solution. Their USB Xtreme Sound 24bit 7.1 Channel Digital Audio Adapter looks to make digital audio available for everyone. It’s a pocket size device that is capable of receiving an audio signal through 3.5mm stereo jacks or any USB 2.0 or optical input with multiple output ports. It can then convert the audio into a digital signal.

We are going to put it through its paces and see if it lives up to its promises.

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Before we get started, here’s a little about Diamond.

For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Our mission is to provide our customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support.

Diamond offers a complete multimedia solution featuring AMD Radeon graphics cards, TV tuners, USB display adapters, video capture devices, sound cards, modems, and electronics accessories all from one convenient location.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value. Our corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.

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