Excerpt: I bought the product to upgrade my Dell PC XPS 8700. I am more that sure that the ASUS sound card is great but I cannot upgrade it because Dell gave me wrong information when I purchased the item.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Great Price, Quality Output, Reliable Performance
Summary: Amazing card so far. I'm hearing more in my music from my computer than I have before. So far I haven't done any gaming with it yet, but I will. After trying the sound blaster zxr, ht omega eClaro and sound blaster z, I finally found something that matches my needs.
Summary: Great sound card! Makes my Sennheisers glow with a godly aura. Seriously though, its a great card and has many features. EMI shielding so that you can put it right next to your GPU without interference, plenty of outputs for multiple sound devices, and so many esoteric bells and whistles I will...
Summary: With the exceptions of 1) the STX II, or 2) access to a time machine, this is without a doubt the best soundcard you can buy. ...That is, if you set it up properly. First of all, the card is powered by an external 4-pin Molnex.
Product is top notch but driver/software install process really needs to be documented somewhere
19 December 2014
Summary: The card works well, once you get it going :) I did not find it overly easy to install, even though I am in the computer industry. Most of the install issues revolve around getting the most up to date drivers from the web, uncompressing and installing.
Excerpt: I replaced a dying sound card with this one. Exceptional build quality throughout, especially at the connectors. Software installation took two tries on Windows 7 but finally worked. Super clean sound, no noise at all. The 1/4" headphone jack can drive whatever you wear to full range.
Summary: I've had this card for 21 months when I write this and I'm shocked reading the 1 star reviews. This card has phenomenal sound and pairs wonderfully with my ASUS Rampage IV motherboard. I've recorded beautifully with this product too.
Click, Pop, Buzz... do NOT buy this card if you are going to record with it.
Joe Bag O' Donuts, Amazon
3 April 2014
Summary: This card is advertised and touted all over the internet for its reproduction quality, its performance, and its quiet operation. My experience was far from any of these. I received the card in good condition, in retail packaging.