Summary: This card is clear and produces good sound but is not flawless. It is adequate and I suggest getting the 2013 beta drivers if you use Win7. Music and movies sound great. It's mostly good in games and does what it should but sometimes, not often, produces mild choppiness in sound.
Pros: Mostly good, Used for gaming, music, and movies with headphones
Cons: Some windows explorer 'clicking' sounds seem to only produce part of their sound sometimes, Some gaming issues but probably mostly due to system load - choppiness of sound
Summary: I for the longest time used Creative Sound Cards, but when I updated from XP to Windows 7 I began to have issues like crazy! 1st there were a few sound tweaks here and there, but then when I went to do some audio recording I noticed that the Stereo Mix option was GREYED OUT!
Pros: !!! Stereo Mix option IS available for Recording !!!, * Sounds Great!, * Easy to install - I installed the Drivers from the Asus Website , easy to find and worked great!, *
Summary: IMO, its an ok purchase, not that great though. Not much better than onboard hd sound for gaming.
Pros: A lot of adjustable settings to suit your listening needs.
Cons: Loop noises if your running Wins 7 and playing games with GX enabled (loop noises occur when alt tabbing out of game to desktop, but does not occur when you alt tab back into the game). Problem can be solved by disabling GX
Summary: I needed to update my on-board Realtek HD audio. I only had the standard front speaker jack, Mic-in and Line-In. I needed a good X.1 speaker set up. Xonar D1 was a good choice and Asus did have the required drivers for Windows 7 64 bit.
Pros: It just works!
Cons: The manufacturer is not widely known for anything but motherboards mainly.
Summary: Amazing sound card, my bass and music sounds much more clearer now, as well as games. It makes a weird crackling sound at boot, but I was told this is normal. Much better than the DX model, which requires an extra floppy power connector.
Pros: Small, Gold Plated, Looks Nice
Cons: No fps improvement (didn't really expect it to raise anyway)
Summary: This card is great in that it is low profile, PCI, and has Optical Audio Out which were the main considerations for me. I have unfortunately ended up replacing it though as after one week of use it was not meeting my expectations.
Excerpt: listening to music. Dolby Headphone is my favourite function.DS3D GX2. EAX emulation permits playing games in their EAXHD setting. Rightmark recognizes EAX help of not only EAX5 but of EAX3 and EAX4 aswell, beneath Direct Sound 3d.
Excerpt: Immediately after reading the horror stories about the installation headaches of the other significant sound card maker, decided to go with this.Installation on WinXP SP3 was a snap. All I had to do prior to installing the card was to disable onboard sound.
Excerpt: Clear Sound! Lastly! Gets rid of that onboard sound hum! YOU KNOW WUT I Imply DUDEZ! Not significantly application came with it. I had my own audio editing application and such anyway, although. Great get! AWE - SUM, BROSEPHS!