Summary: I don't usually post reviews on products, but this card seems to be a reason to post a review. The hardware of this card is great. The headphone amp works fine. There is an audible difference between on-board sound and this card.
Summary: Has constant buzzing in the background on the main/stereo output. Replaced with an SB-Audigy-RX7, and the buzzing stopped. Tried all of the PCIe slots in the (also Asus) mobo, and couldn't get it to stop.
The advertising by the company made this product sound special. (Beware)
12 March 2015
Summary: This is the newest sound card I have bought for one of my computers in the house. I am sorry to say that I am having trouble with it since I put it into my HP. I couldn't find a way to eliminate the echo that occurs. Asus includes a multifunctional application to change the settings.
Summary: Not bad for the price, first dedicated sound card I have purchased since a soundblaster value long, long ago. Great if you have nice headphones!
Pros: Build in headphone amp makes my overly expensive headphones sound great - I was finally able to tell a background noise that I thought was static was actually rain!
Cons: Would not auto detect when headphones were plugged into the front of my case, although the built in sound on my motherboard had no problem. Biggest con - I encountered frequent crashes in about ten games. Because the sound would mess up before the crash in one of the games I finally figured out t...