Summary: This card was a replacement for a Sandblaster card that finally gave out after many years of use. At first I had a grerat expriance with it easy to install and the drives worked flawlessly. Listing to music with the card was incredible. This all stop when I played any game or watched a movie. The sound starts to crackle and stop and did not come back on until I restated the computer.
Summary: I really did try to like this card, it has a lot of potential. Sound quality was better than the Sound Blaster Z it was to replace and its EAX implementation worked better in most older games than Creative's own EAX! Main issue is with the drivers. (no new drivers from Asus since March as of this review) I'm running Windows 8.1 64 bit on my gaming rig. The card would randomly stop producing sound, sometimes a few minutes into a game or within an hour into playing.
Summary: Purchased the card on Sept 4th 2012...Loved the card till it died Sept 6 2013. Asus is not responding to any support requests. Asus ...You need to work on your support system. I'm afraid to buy your products even if i prefer them due to you support system.
I am not impressed with its performance. Also, it's dead within 10 days. High end pricing and less than average everything else.
19 January 2013
Summary: First: I ordered this product January 8 through Amazon's Warehouse Deals as a used product. I paid $127.47 total. I had it delivered overnight and received my package on the 9th. I am writing this review at 6pm on January 19th. My card is no longer detecting my headphones or microphone. In fact, the card's software won't open and gives the error message "No hardware detected".
Summary: I bought this primarily for the noise cancellation feature, to be used while gaming. The headphone output is very good; clear and powerful. Unfortunately, it turns out the card has a major problem with electrical interference, and the interference is directly related to the load on your machine.
Summary: sound card nice product pitty it wasnt broken still under garintee but cant get it to take affect getting passed about from amazon to asus. 2 ports broken on it. Dont think much point of asus 3 year garintee. very disapointed with asus.
Nice looking soundcard but driver issues are a serious flaw.
8 October 2012
Summary: Have been an avid PC gamer for some years and have changed my PC spec time and time again. Was looking for a good gaming soundcard as my older soundcard gave up the ghost, Did alot of investigation into the latest tech and came across the Asus Phoebus. Specs and card looked awesome and the original teething problems with drivers looked to be solved with a beta driver update. Installed the card and updated drivers and tried BF3, awesome sounds from gunfire to explosions.
Excerpt: Если Вы зритель / слушатель - это Ваш выбор, но если хотите использовать ее при написании музыки - просто замучаетесь, причем мучения эти будут безрезультатны. По ошибке она у Яндекса в "профессиональные" попала.
Pros: Действительно мощный, богатый звук. Есть инструменты, что позволяют настроить звучание "под себя".
Cons: Для меня было разочарованием в том плане, что общали дать возможность не только слушать, но и творить. ASIO там просто нет! EAX... Не знаю, может оно и включается где-то в игрушках... Такой желанной вещи, как EAX Control Panel, и в помине нет. В общем, работать с секвенсорами с ней нереально, и пришлось покупать другую карту.