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.
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.
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.
Summary: My motherboard's audio fried after a hard drive upgrade I made. This thing is well-priced and gives me so many options for the price point. The control software is both easy and is pretty close to kitchen sink with features. If you don't want to go through the hassle of getting a fix replace on existing hardware like me, or are an occasional audiophile who is looking for an upgrade, it's great. Also parses PC game audio very well. I noticed that almost immediately.
Makes Games Sound Clear with EAX compatibility in a PCI-E package!
RectifiedGTRz "primitivelyric", Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: I bought this card to replace my ASUS Xonar DGX PCI card because I upgraded to SLI in my computer and I lost the regular PCI slot due to the size of the second video card. I needed the PCI-E card (which this fits into a X1 or X4 variable PCI-E slot). Before buying this, I used the onboard Realtek audio, which isn't great for headphone gaming.