The Xonar U5 Box Front
The Xonar U5 packaging comes decorated in a gaming red, not too distant to what you may find with ROG products, with a statement saying 'Gaming Series'.
Reverse side of packaging
At the back we get some details about some of the features and technology, as well as a guide to each of the ports. There is a specific mention, several times, of the Sonic Studio software.
The accessories are everything you need to get going, with the USB cable, and optical TOSLINK adaptor.
The Xonar U5
Compact, slim and attractive, there is nothing offensive nor outstanding in the design and is well suited for portability and wouldnt look too out of place anywhere.
The U5 I/O ports
At the back are 3.5mm ports for microphone, headphone amp, front, center/sub, rear and SPDIF and of course the USB connection.