Summary: Owned it since June 10' and I had NO problem with this card (and I had a fair share of sound cards in the past from Creative to Turtle Beach). It barely missed some of my boards chipset heatsink.
Pros: Easy to setup. Sound output is great. Blu-Ray experience is amplified with the use of this card.
Cons: the hardware is a tad long. Be aware of where you want to stick this card, or if you are even able to stick insert the card. Default Asus drivers are outdated. Hope you have available power cords. You'll need one.
Summary: Dont use the drivers supplied by ASUS or the ones on their website. They simply dont deliver. Search for Unified Xonar Drivers, these are made by a third party and work far better then what ASUS can supply.
Pros: Amazing card in every way, perfect for game and home theater environments. Well worth the price tag.
Summary: DO NOT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO SAY THE SOFTWARE IS BULKY. That isn't a con, it just means that you get a lot for your money. The software is incredibly easy to set up and the card itself is nice looking and extremely sturdily built. This is the best sounding audio card I've ever had!
Pros: Sound quality, easy setup, good software, nice packaging, accessories, manual, customer support, build quality, LED input lights, looks great, 7.1 support, digital I/O's, 24-bit/192 kHz capable, sound quality (I can't stress this enough).
Summary: had to turn the sound way down... run this with everything maxed in the computer and speakers and everyone in a half mile radius will be deafened :p I disabled onboard audio in the BIOS and uninstalled Realtek drivers
Pros: Sound is simply tremendous - you will need a GOOD set of speakers/headphones (I have Sennheiser HD 280 headphones) and make sure you're media is of good quality! With this setup every fine detail comes through clear as anything; the difference from on-board Realtek audio is like night and day. I ...
Cons: It will need a power connection from the PSU to work .. minor con really I suppose
Summary: the sound that i get was so much better then the others that i have used can say enough. lots of tools to use :) makes for good gaming (ya hear everything)
Pros: by far the best sound card that i have ever owned. once i got it to work took a bit with the drivers for win7. blows Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series card away.
Cons: no support drivers for win7 on the disk, have to get them from asus's web site
Summary: Love the sounds I'm getting from the card, and I love all the connectivity. I'm running my digital TV signal to my monitor, and running the optical audio out into the sound card to get all my video and audio from the same place. I can't wait to get a high-quality receiver to send everything to.
Pros: -Fantastic Sound Quality -Tons of options -Great Connectivity
Cons: -I've had occasional glitches with the drivers
Summary: - As with most hardware, make sure to download the latest drivers from the manufacturer (Asus) instead of using the software on the CD/DVD if you can.
Pros: * great sound (better than my previous Creative Soundblaster X-Fi) * great UI control scheme * install software is compact...no bloatware * the plug points are lighted with specific colors depending on the port so it's very easy to plug in sound cables * installation on Windows 7 64-bit was very ...