Summary: The card is very decent not as good as what I had in the past, but the main usages for the card was to send Dolby headphone to my external dac amp optical. The card is not perfect tho as I had issues where the sound would static and pop even times where it would stop working correctly. Asus driver support could be better, As well when asio would glitch while I producing music, or Listening to music.
Installed it on a gigabyte Z68 board and it wouldnt ...
Christopher Miller, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: Installed it on a gigabyte Z68 board and it wouldnt boot. Put it on another machine with a X79 and that one booted, but after a day of use I had this weird static zap in my left ear. After that, the left channel was quiet and muffled, must have blown something. I have no opinions on the sound quality cause it never let me hear it. POS. Got a SBZ the next week and its been running strong for weeks now.
Summary: I am really impressed with this card! Low price, easy installation, and sounds great. Control panel is easy to use and software contains an excellent equalizer. This went in a computer in my office I use for playing music. I ordered a second one for a computer at home. Recommended!
Summary: This is a great investment if you want to clean up the sound coming from your computer! If you have nice speakers hooked up or need a headphone amp this is the way to go, easy install and software is actually good. Sys Specs: i7-3770k 32 gb RAM EVGA 670 FTW x2 lots o storage and a ssd or two Asus Xonar DGX sound card Klipsch pro media speakers and sub 3x asus 24" monitors
Summary: In case anyone was wondering if this card would work under Linux - I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a newer ASUS motherboard. I'm using the optical S/PDIF and all is working well out of the box. No additional driver installs needed. It also looks like it has recognized the headphone jacks as well. I hope this helps if you were wondering.
Summary: With a little installation effort and some consternation over the Windows 7 audio setup this made a noticeable difference in the system sound quality. For $35 I have no idea why I waited so long. The driver software has a nasty behavior where the current windows requiring input are hidden behind the annoying ASUS splash screen logo.
Cost-effective card for the mid-tier computer user
Kevin Chau, Amazon
14 March 2014
Summary: After getting this card, it's performance is pretty standard. The card sounds good, no extraneous hissing or popping,clicking,etc. A couple things to note. -Clearance - Ensure you have enough space on either side of the card, I had to finagle to clear my GFX card. -SW - Come with your standard vendor special FX and other nonsense. Use if you like that sort of thing. -Headphone Amp - It does have different gain levels for different impedance headphones.
OMG, I bought another one for home as soon as I listened to this one at work
Charles G. "An Engineer and Business Person", Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: It's unbelievable how much better your computer can sound with this thing. I wasn't expecting much and was blown away. Sony MDRV6 + this thing and you'll be in heaven. Plug it in, download the drivers and install. It's that easy. You can plug in direct to the card. If you want to use the other built in plugs, it will drive them, but you'll need to disable the on board sound card when you boot up. This is one of the best purchases I ever made. Worth twice the price.