FANTASTIC. Blows my onboard sound out of the galaxy
12 December 2014
Summary: FANTASTIC. Blows my onboard sound out of the galaxy. The sound quality is EXTREMELY good and IMPRESSIVE. Especially if you have surround speakers and play video games. STRONGLY recommend this product. The software side of things is just a LITTLE finicky. Just make sure you disable the onboard sound in your BIOS and completely uninstall all onboard drivers. This sound cards software through a fit when I did not do that. So DO THAT FIRST!
Summary: Great value! Sounds fantastic, drivers installed correctly on the first try (windows 8.1 x64), software works better than Creative stuff ever did for me (I had bad luck with those cards). For the price, this is a no-brainer upgrade from integrated sound if you have a decent set of speakers or headphones to take advantage of it. Speaking of headphones, the built-in amp has plenty of power to drive my new Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250ohm set at a comfortable volume.
Summary: This IS NOT ASUS' fault. The motherboard in the Dell Inspiron 660 does not properly support PCI Express 1x sound cards if you have any other cards installed. I happen to have an NVidia video card (EVGA GTX 760) installed. Since there is no Linux support for the on-board audio, I am forced to use USB audio. Your mileage may vary. Perhaps it would work fine if you happen to not have any other PCI boards installed. I wish I had done more research before buying this.
Summary: Bought this to replace horrid onboard SoundFX sound on asus maximus hero vii. Just google that motherboard and sound problems. Yuck. Works well, many options in the drivers control panel Not shielded for EMI(electromagnetic interference) with some hardware. Putting this under as far as it will go, my Asus gtx 970, there is audible coil whine coming through my headset and being broadcasted to my SKYPE CALL PARTNERS, YES, SKYPE CALL. Interference is a helluva drug.
Only works correctly in 5.1 for most people (including me) by downloading 3rd Party Drivers
1 December 2014
Summary: The included software gave me nothing but issues; I ended up having to un-install all audio drivers and use 3rd party drivers called Uni Xonar to get my 5.1 system to work correctly. I have always built my own PC's and this was purchased to make the job easy instead of hunting down 3rd party drivers for an older card I had; but I ended up spending about 2 hours messing with this and had to do the same thing.
What I really like: Simple installation Option to use either HD audio ...
20 November 2014
Summary: My onboard sound died and I needed a replacement, didn't want a new motherboard. What I really like: Simple installation Option to use either HD audio or AC97 for front sound port. HD works flawlessly. The Asus application allows simple switching between the front audio port and rear, and does the switch no matter what applications are running. So I can be playing my favorite game and change the sound between my main speakers and front panel headset anytime I want.
For the price it is great. Has a headset amp for those wondering and ...
14 November 2014
Summary: For the price it is great. Has a headset amp for those wondering and mine did come with a low profile bracket as well as the standard bracket. You could get a much better one for more money, but if you are looking for a dedicated sound card for your system and not worried about full on professional features and/or just something better then the on-board sound you really cannot beat this.
Summary: I'll try and keep this short and sweet (like this sound card!) __Pros__ •Extremely cheap considering your features. •Built in headphone amp. (Power your high-end headphones) •Easy installation and placement. •Great sound in game and out! __Cons__ •Dated drivers. •No instructions on the card itself. For those who don't want to look up information on the card itself here's some basic headphone instructions: 1.) Download the latest drivers from ASUS' website.
Summary: This thing is amazing. Bought it along side of the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones, and let me tell you, it's a great combo! What really does it for this sondcard is the excellent software package it ships with. The "surround sound" emulation is fantastic and it really gives you the feeling that you are sitting in a concert hall and that the music is coming from all directions around you.