Summary: For competitive FPS gaming, surround sound is crucial to establishing the location of enemies. While most headsets offer surround sound emulation build in, their amplifiers are weak and since they are usb devices you cant just stick it into a headphone amp.
Summary: It started a few months ago, when I bought . I enjoyed using them plugged into my motherboard's on-board sound, but started to wonder if I could do better. I like that this card provides high quality amplified audio to the computer's front headphone jack as well as the rear, and that the two...
Summary: Great cheap card for gaming/movies/light music stuff. I use Sennheiser HD 598's with this card and they work great, sound is very good. Driver package for 8.1 is a beta but it hasn't caused me any grief so far.
Summary: this thing JUST WORKS. truly plug and play. you absolutelly do not need an expensive sound card. if you are going to spend say $150 on a xonar stx, you might as well buy a dac/amp combo and you will see the difference. no sound card is ever going to touch a similarly priced dac/amp combo.
Cons: 3ed party driver for Windows 10. The 3ed party driver works just find, however. No HDMI issues or optical audio issues after the drive. I like Linux- great to know that some companies are trying to dump windows and support Linux.
Summary: I bought this due to the defective sound component on a Gigabyte Motherboard (one channel didn't work at all). The sound and the control panel that comes with the companion software far exceeded my expectations as I chose this over a comparable Creative labs card.
I ended up re-purchasing this to drive some Sennheiser PC 350se headphones and with the right configuration it made for a very g
Michael C., Amazon
26 March 2015
Summary: Originally purchased this to track down an old Turtle Beach headphone issue. I thought my computer was at fault and returned this. Ultimately, I ended up re-purchasing this to drive some Sennheiser PC 350se headphones and with the right configuration it made for a very good purchase!