Summary: This was a great sound card for the price. The quality was reasonable. However, I had to return it because it didn't have connectors front-panel audio ports. I use headphones and mics all the time, so it is necessary for me that the jacks on the front of my box work.
Pros: Great linux compatibility (Ubuntu 10.04), Easy to install
Cons: No connector included for front-panel audio ports
Summary: By jeighsohn This is a no-frills, entry-level sound card and that is perfect for me. I do not want surround sound from my PC. I was perfectly happy with the my on-board audio from my MSI mobo until I discovered that the line-in input was dead in the water.
Summary: I've had this card for a while. It's good and cheap now. I run it on default winXP drivers since the one from creative are crappy. It runs perfect and onboard acceleration works great. I havent made the leap to Vista yet, but i heard the drivers were plain bad.
Summary: It's an ok card. Getting driver for this thing when you are on windows vista is a nightmare and I suspect these driver are in a conflict with windows vista Sp1 No difference at all from the mobo integrated sound, but for 30$ it worth it, only to remove one painful job for your mobo.
Pros: Cheap and it works
Cons: installing the driver,not much difference vs the mobo integrated sound
Summary: I bought this card to replace my onboard sound card that started acting up. I couldn't hear anything from my left speaker so I decided to get this card. It's very easy to install. Plugged it in and installed the drivers and it's good to go ^_^
Pros: Good price for those who wants to replace onboard sound card
Summary: Bought this card to use in a computer for which I couldn't find the drivers for the onboard sound (~4-year old compaq). The sound card performs well for my purposes. There's a bit of static through my speakers when the volume is up, but that is probably from the speakers themselves.
Summary: This is a basic sound card for little budget and it does it job. Nevertheless, this is not a good idea to buy it if you have a 5.1 system (as X-530) 'cause you'll not be able to use your speakers and other devices... At this price, it's a better idea to check for Audigy 2 ZS used...