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Summary: My experience with this product was pleasant, I upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate three months ago and needed a Sound card that was compatible so I found this sound blaster sound card for the right price, so far it has not let me down.
Summary: I bought this sound card because my motherboard sound ports were not working properly. They'd cut out, or not work at all, but occasionally they'd be just fine. I figured I'd make it a non-issue and just get a sound card. I read the good, and the bad, reviews and thought: "Nah, that bad stuff won't happen. It must be user error!" I was wrong. Like the other bad reviews, I get to hear the not-so-lovely constant hum when the sound level goes past a whisper.
Summary: excellent sound card. perfect for my needs. I am very grateful to have this. recommended for 24bit 44100hz recording.I used for the longest time the on board audio but it was limited to 16bit and that's good but being a semi pro audio engineer I needed a card that could do better. I found that with this card.
Summary: I honestly still can't believe this sound card is less than $30. I am a musician and compose music using digital audio multi-tracking and midi applications, and this little beauty has not failed me once in the last year I've had it installed on my older XP Home machine. I use Cakewalk Sonar and have a huge library of Soundfont instruments I use in my music, and needed a SB card that had the EMU chip for playing them back.
Summary: I was apprehensive because I read some mixed reviews on this product, but I bought it anyway because I know I could work on a return if the card wasn't any good. In my case I have an aging desktop unit with a Intel MB that had a sound section dying. rather than junk the machine I bought this card. It installed easily and the card fired right up sounded fine.