Pros: got this from a place down the river.... wink wink. refurbished the onboard sound of my lenovo flex was horrible. actrocious. had to disable it and get this works like a charm. much better than onboard sound about equal to a pci soundblaster installed in a slot running it in windows 8.1 64 bit. n...
Summary: Does what I needed it to do, though in retrospect I probably would've looked for a more expensive option that can handle hopefully the lower frequencies better.
Pros: Bought this to get me some competent audio on my work laptop. Working great on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS! Night and day difference between this and the integrated sound! Huge bonus points for including the 4-pole adapter for headphones that have built-in microphones!
Cons: Popping on ultra-low frequencies, warranting the loss of an egg. I can't confidently say it's not the generic Linux drivers that are causing this problem, however.
Summary: If I had a choice with a laptop I would go with 24 bit sound, nothing less. I have tried this on the d3 beta paired with Xi-Fi Go! and Turtle Beach x12 and Creative Fatal1ty headset. Directional sound is processed very clearly and I can hear positions If that is important to you.
Pros: Pretty good sound its 24 bit and it really is way better than onboard sound. I got this to pair with my Asus g-74x for diablo 3 when im away from the desktop. Paired with the Creative Fatal1ty headset this is a solid pair and costed my around 65 bucks free shipping.
Cons: Nothing yet this is superb for portablity, I know some have said use the extension I personally think it depends on the laptop layout you personally have. Mine is set for some peripherals to stick out so no extension needed.
Not as amazing as some say, but still worth the price.
Dan L., Newegg
2 January 2012
Summary: The cons make it sound like I hate this product, but I actually enjoy it for what I use it for. At higher volumes the line noise is nonexistent, so it works perfectly when used with speakers where the output from the device is near max volume.
Pros: -Much much better than onboard sound. -Compact size
Cons: -Nowhere near the quality of a more expensive PCI/PCI-E sound card. -Occasional stuttering under heavy CPU load. -Significant line noise at low volumes. This is an absolute deal breaker if you plug headphones directly into the device. Pops, clicks, and other tones were obvious and ruined the list...
Summary: I used to have an X-Fi a couple years ago, and I have been wanting to buy an X-Fi card again for the last few months, but just haven't gotten around to it. I found this usb audio stick in a computer backpack that I purchased from a retail store several months ago.
Pros: Small and portable. It can be used on seemingly any pc with a usb port. Sounds way better than onboard audio. Shares many of the features that its big brother X-Fi cards have. I haven't noticed any audio lag or anything. Sounds perfect to me.
Cons: Bulky and has potential to block out other USB devices. When I plugged in my desktop speakers and my microphone I noticed how wobbly the device is sitting in the USB port. When trying to use Creative's built-in updater, the updates freeze constantly and sometimes the application will not talk to ...