Reviews and Problems with Auzentech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1
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Very good card@
9 November 2012
Summary: I bought this card for my "pretty good" audiophile system in the living room and it installed and worked nicely with the digital systems in place. The sound was very good, but I chanced to do the lower cost chip upgrade hoping to bring out the guitars better...and lo! the sound is fantastic! The chip turned "really good" into "exceptional." Guitar breaks whine and vibrate with new luster, it is nearly chilling. Go for it and go for the lower cost upgrade chip as well.
Summary: Bought it to replace my older X-Fi Fatality. It does everything my old card did, and a bit more. Even though it has Dolby encoding which is very useful, I don't really need that as I am using a stereo only. The newer version also comes with a non-removable heat sink, which I hope it didn't... so that I can put a bigger heat sink instead. With the on-board audio, I NEVER hear the pink noise from my headphone (Sennheiser HD280 Pro), but now I can with this card.
Summary: I almost never write review for items I bought but this is one of the few exceptions. As a previous owner of the Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro as well as the HT Omega Claro II sound cards I can give a fair comparison. The sound quality of this card is clearly better than both Creative and HT Omega. Sound is very loud, crystal clear and you can hear things that you couldn't with the other cards.
Summary: I just received this card and, let me tell you, it is like night and day from my creative x-fi fatality pro card that I had in my rig before. There is no popping or cracking and I can put my computer in sleep mode without having any sound issues when it wakes. If you use headphones the amp on this thing is worth the upgrade alone. I hooked my PC-350 cans in and the card brought them to life, I can hear everything!
Summary: The audio quality is great in both games and music and the dedicated headphone amplifier is amazing to say the least. I have had this sound card for a month and am seriously considering buying a 2nd one for my wife's computer. If that doesn't say enough then keep reading on because Im sure many others have great things to say about this card.
Summary: I purchased revision 1.0 from local brick & morter store in 2009. The card started making a pop pop pop pop pop sound after a year of service. This is a widely known issue with the Fortes, just take a look at the Auzentech forums Forte section. It seems like it's an overheating issue of somesort, and their appears to be a total lack of support from Auzentech. When I researched online, no one who contacted Auzentech received any response from their support service.
Summary: WOW!!! ok =] I purchased this in tandem with Logtitech Z906 5.1 speakers, because my old set died after 8 years of heavy use (Creative MegaWorks 6.1 THX 650, coupled with a Creative Audigy 2 Platinum). This upgrade is absolutely worth it, though I skipped the bay expansion because I rarely had reason to use it with the old one.
Summary: Why: I needed a low profile card to avoid a clearance problem with another component in my PC. Also, I needed an upgrade to support a higher end headset that couldn't be powered through the on-board or previous X-Fi Ti I had. The Good: Compared to my previous X-Fi Titanium, this card sounds a little better (analog is louder/clearer) thanks to the upgraded components (opamp, caps). Both Optical and Coax digital out are available in the same port with an adapter.
Summary: This is the ONLY PCI Express low profile card on the market that fits slim line desktops such as the ones from HP. Great sound quality, intuitive and comprehensive software for a non-professional card. This is a stand by card as I use another USB multi track recording interface for serious recording, but the sound quality was surprisingly good.
Summary: Recently, I was looking for a PCI Express sound card because I wanted better audio than what onboard motherboard audio could provide. I found this card getting rave reviews, better than Creative's own X-Fi cards, so I decided to buy one of these. I've found it to be a fairly nice sound card. Technical comparisons of this card that I've found online show that it's better than Creative's own X-Fi cards on practically all points.