Summary: This card is not for audiophiles. When playing songs abnormal noises, and some samples wheezing. I compares it with built in motherboard sound card and granny SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 (sb0100). Sounds like Live! but with noise and wheezing/rattling. If not that, then I would put the card five stars, now only three.
Pros: I have an HP Envy 17 inch laptop that I purchased in July of 2013. I lost all sound in about September of 2013 and got the runaround from Best buy AND from HP. I spend $79.99 for an HP Techie to remotely connect to my computer and tell me that I had a hardware issue. I bought the Creative Go! in hopes that it would basically replace my internal sound card and it worked! Plugged it in to my USB port and plugged my headphones into it. Had sound immediately! I don't know...
Very happy with product and will recommend to anybody.
29 December 2013
Summary: This Product is awesome. I am very happy with how this product worked. I give it a 10. I have had other products like this, and just let me say that this item does not compare. I will recommend this to my friends and family.
Summary: the onbaord audio of my htpc motherboard died so rather than buy internal sound card or replace the MB altogether i decided to get this. For $30 this is a pretty good sound card. works well with windows 7. This will do the trick until i get a new HTPC altogether.
Pros: small, USB sound
Cons: software required a couple installation attempts
they need to produce a product that makes a true sound improvement
3 October 2013
Summary: you have to download software from creative they want alot of information on you and they want to be attached to your computer to run software. the product works but even with all the supposed adjustments most people will use only a few. it has a gaming improve option. the surround effect could be better the sound quality could be better. more high end which would allow you to hear more separation.
Works with Linux, plug-and-play, no drivers needed, crystal audio.
5 May 2013
Summary: You've probably seen the many cheap, simple USB stick sound cards they have out these days. I buy them in batches, use them as a last-ditch audio solution for old computers with blown internal sound cards. But for my music projects I wanted something with better audio quality, so I got this little black beauty.
Summary: By Jeeze When the conditions are perfect for this product to operate as designed, the sound is truly incredible... but many people will never experience that. Apparently, some internal component which should have been shielded, was not shielded... and so when the X-Fi Go! Pro is used with low impedance headphones, a very intrusive static noise is heard at lower to medium volumes.