Summary: After searching all over for a sound card for a 2008 Mac Pro, I found this on Walmart's website. The site listed the platform as "Mac". Well I purchase it and wait for it to arrive and guess what? The only supplied drivers & software were for Windows... NOTHING for a Mac. Spent a couple days trying to get it to work with Dolby 5.1 surround sound (as it was advertised) but never could get it to work. Returned it.
Summary: By coolreviewer101 okay im not an audiophile but you don't need to to notice the difference god you will never believe how clear these make your music sound even just YouTube video I have as pair of audio technica ATH M50 and damn they make them sound unbelievably good I feel like i have an entirely new pair of headphones anyway long story short if you own any sound equipment over a hundred bucks your honestly wasting your money if you don't buy these
An excellent option for those looking for a USB sound solution, especially for gaming.
28 December 2013
Summary: By G. Bassi I tested a number of USB products (this was for a laptop, thus no internal options) looking for something that would satisfy my need for good sound quality. Gaming with headphones, thus something with good surround sound headphone emulation was the top priority. The first solution tried was the ASUS Xonar U3.
Summary: By cmm373 Excellent sound from this unit. Works really well. I only use it for stereo sound, but it is capable of 5.1 I use it on my work laptop in my home office -- it was an excellent choice. Takes up very little space on my desk and gives me everything I need at my fingertips - easy volume control, built in microphone - and input jacks if I want to plug in a headset instead, or just plug in headphones.
Summary: By Vladimir Molodnyakov In Mac world there's not that much of choice to make even if all you need is some decent card for clear music playback at home. Pretty much all of the good cards are external. Well, since it's outside of your noisy computer parts, it should be working better after all: no need to put that screening shields, distort your music while dumping some frequencies. But these are pros for any external card.
Summary: By Ripley Harrison "Rippeer" I bought this solely for the highly quality DAC's and headphone amp as the headphones I use while at home are greatly benefited from extra power that my laptop can't deliver. I've had this for about a week and half now. I've solely been using a pair of Shure SRH440 but now have switched to a pair of Shure SRH750DJ. The software. The " Crystallizer" in the SBX Pro Studio section really makes MP3's/AAC shine.