Summary: This is a really very good sound card, some people say that this isn't a good card for listen to music but I must tell you that those persons are wrong, I connected this to my LG Home Theater thru optical cable, I take my time with the THX setting, turn on the crystalizer about 42% and set the equalizer properly and now all my mp3 music sound great 5.1 digital, crystal and powerful sound.
Summary: This card works perfectly, I have an old (Early 90's) receiver with Dolby 5.1 and digital inputs, this card sounds awesome. If the price seems a little high, just pony up a few more bucks and buy it!
Summary: This is a wonderful card. Music and games sounds great now. Love the I/O drive and the features included in it. At 79.99 this thing is a no-brainer. Working flawlessly on Windows 7 x64 Pro. Highly recommended. Must have in a gaming rig.
Summary: I've been a long time user of Sound Blaster cards since the 90's from 16-bit to this card being the most recent. The drivers went right in and I've had no issue with it at all. The sound quality is great as always and even on a little 2.1 speaker set blows my doors out! Gaming is great on this card as it has some cool new features in the Creative drivers which add effect and more nuanced sounds.