The advertising by the company made this product sound special. (Beware)
3 weeks ago
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. I read the online instructions of use with this application. So I tried to get rid of the echo by changing different settings.
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.
Summary: I bought it to replace a X-fi Xtreme audio (basically an Audigy SE) and it's not close to the x-fi at all, really disapointed of this card... Better than any onboard audio but not as good as other competing solutions, even without the headphone amp, the X-FI play louder and better and it's a 7-8 years old card that was selling for 40$ in that time...
Pros: good card for little budget and PCI-e
Cons: Many PCI sound card in the same price range destroy this one...
The surround sound through the (analogue) headphones is brilliant but I mostly play audio for my games and ...
Andrew C., Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: Got this card as it had an optical out and it was from a known brand. I'd just upgraded my PC and the new motherboard didn't have a digital out (stupid considering my board from 9 years ago did). The surround sound through the (analogue) headphones is brilliant but I mostly play audio for my games and blurays through a 5.1 HD dvd player that has a digital input. With the old motherboard this worked fine, the player would detect Dolby or DTS straight off, no hassle.
Summary: I bought this for my new surround sound headset, the headset was great, comfortable and perfect for what I had in mind, my computer has also been upgraded a fair amount, this however didn't stop the sound card from causing my computer to blue-screen every couple hours or so, faster when I'd play games. When I removed the sound card my computer stopped blue-screening and worked perfectly, much faster than when I had the sound card in as well.
Summary: Bought this soundcard to go with a new headset for my PC gaming. First impressions were good, neat little box, plenty of info, and it has great reviews as it has a built in headphone amp to power higher impedance headphones/headsets which I required. I have a motherboard that has 2 standard 16xPCI-E lanes and a 1xPCI-E lane and the 1X lane I really needed to use as I have 2 expensive graphics cards taking the other 2 up!
Summary: Ever since removing a Creative X-Fi from my computer, I've avoided sound cards like the plague. The reason is simple: I trust that the audio mixer of a song knows what they were doing, and I don't need the sound card to attempt to 'filter' that, or manage the volume, or create a horrible 'surround sound' effect with my headphones which I've paid over £100 for. Unfortunately this sound card falls into the same trap, except you can't turn that rubbish off.
Summary: After useing this for about a week now. The sound is great don't get me wrong, but i have had way to many problems with it crashing and creating a buzzing sound that forces me to reboot all the time. I also like to swap my sound around a lot from my PC to my TV with my onboard that was not a problem, but with this i had to stop what i was watching and then change to the PC or TV and restart the video, a minor inconvenience, but it gets annoying fast.