Summary: I'm not going to say much about the sound except to say that Creative has a long history of being the leader in this part of computing. More and more motherboards are building on-board sound. These codecs are decent, nothing really compares to a dedicated sound card. And creative delivers.
A thorough product thanks to the front panel and to the included microphone
22 August 2013
Summary: Embedded Intel audio of my mainboard presented an annoying conflict with the video card + serious ergonomy issues when switching from speakers to headphone. Everything got OK after the change (software, driver, front panel) and an interesting dolby interface.
Summary: By Christian G. Rivera Pros: + Affordable wired alternative to the DSS, with mic capabilities (which the DSS lacks for everything but Turtle Beach headsets) + Low noise floor compared to the competition in the affordable price range (excluding the Headzone) + Software (computer required) has many...
Summary: So... In rating this product I had to go by the following criteria. 1) Functionality. 2) Appearance. 3) Features. 4) Cost. As far as most of my criteria, I would have to rate it at a full 5 stars. It functions great.
Summary: I was getting tired of the popping and hiss I was getting from my onboard sound. Now almost any dedicated sound card is going to sound better than onboard sound, but I chose the Recon3D, and specifically this model, because of the front panel ports.
Summary: By MKinz "Mindi" First, let me preface this with the fact that I am not a hard core gamer. This product works, but it isn't so exceptional that I would pay a lot of money for it. Now, my teenage son that loves gaming swears that he can hear a difference.
Summary: By crash Moving from a PCI Creative Extreme Music, I chose this one because of the dedicated headphone jack that enables me to switch from 5.1 to headphone via software without switching cables in back.
Summary: By Rebecca Morn "Technowitch" I've been using Sound Blaster products for years and years now. Early on, internal cards. Later, I switched to their USB X-Fi models. When I built a new computer last autumn, at first I used the ASUS motherboard's Realtek embedded audio which wasn't bad.