Product Comparison: ASUS Xonar U5 vs Creative Sound Blaster Omni

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General Specifications
Xonar U5
Sound Blaster Omni
About the Product
Xonar U5 is a compact 5.1-channel USB sound card designed to provide PC gamers with high quality audio for games, music and movies. It follows in the footsteps of the award-winning Xonar U7 - providing you with strong and clear sound via headphones, and producing more impactful and detailed audio than onboard hardware.
Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication, customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, as well as a studio-grade 600 ohm headphone amplifier, the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 is ideal for anyone looking to seriously upgrade their PC or Mac audio experience.
Key Specs
Audio Interface
C-Media CM6631A
Signal/Noise Ratio
104 dB
100 dB
Sample Resolution/Rate
24-bit / 192kHz
24-bit / 96kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS Xonar U5 Sound Card
  • Perfect for hooking up a 5.1 surround sound system to a computer.
  • Product is very high quality and has a clean and clear sound.
  • The amplification of the sound card is just enough.
  • Installation went quickly and smoothly. Great sound.
  • Sound slightly low, even with EQ etc.
Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 Surround USB Sound Card
  • Sound quality is pretty clean and I can play things as loud as I want and some.
  • Small footprint and easy to set up. High grade audio without having to install a card is a big plus and makes everything nice and easy.
  • Excellent sound quality even at high volume.
  • As good as an internal sound card. Plus you can free up one of your PCI-e port.
  • It has dual built-in microphones. USB-powered.
Size & Weight
0.98 in.
2.95 in.
5.11 in.
9.06 in.
3.15 in.
6.1 in.
11.2 oz.
14.4 oz.
Number of Channels
OS Compatibility
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above
5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF Out
2x RCA, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF Out
Sonic Studio, Perfect Voice technology
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology, 600ohm headphone amplifier
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS Xonar U5 Sound Card
  • Has excellent control panel giving flexibility for different uses.
  • Works great and meets all my expectations.
  • Excellent sound card - very small.
  • Works like a champ, installed easily and looks good on the bench.
  • This works well for localizing my sound device connections and the easy switch and volume control is handy.
Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 Surround USB Sound Card
  • Build is pretty decent, I don't use the knob much since both my keyboard and GameOne have audio control knobs.
  • The noise reduction for voice chat is pretty good but that's the only effect I use.
  • Creative makes great hardware and the Omni 5.1 is no exception.
  • The control module is convenient and looks nice on the desktop.
  • A great way to convert your PC into a 5.1 speaker setup. Great connectivity.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
89.99 $

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