Summary: After installing this sound card, latest drivers, my computer started randomly locking up randomly for no apparent reason. After some online research, I found others had similar trouble. If I disable sound card, no problems for days. If I enable it, locks up again. Not happy with this purchase.
Summary: A generally good, cheap sound card, but a word of warning: this card has no "stereo mix" input. This means that if you ever want to record the audio coming from your PC (such as the output of a game if you're making a Let's Play video) then you're stuck. It is simply impossible.
Simple to install and improved sound quality compared to inbuilt card.
Mr. R. K, Amazon
1 February 2016
Summary: This did the trick! It took about three minutes to fit - it pops into the PCIe slot (short, blue slot) and that is it. I have an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard which has always had a soundcard fault (intermittent mains buzz) and this has cleared it so I can now listen to music through my PC rather than a...
Summary: it is much better then the motherboard sound and cheap to upgrade for the price . i also have xfi elite series. but this cheap one is sound the same as xfi as far i can tell. i only use headsets ,so no idea about external speakers sound quality.