Summary: By LarryBoy I purchased this sound card primarily to record sound on my new HP desktop loaded with 64 bit Windows 7 professional. I was disappointed to find that the "what u hear" recording option that was available on my former windows XP system was not available with this card and OS combination.
Don't buy it if you plan on recording internet streams
7 April 2010
Summary: By Charles@Brooklyn When this product was first introduced under Windows XP it was able to record internet streams. When the drivers were updated to Windows Vista and Windows 7 the "What You Hear" option was NO LONGER INCLUDED.
Summary: What they did with this card was get a lower quality, and poorly supported chip and stick the X-Fi label on it. It's not a good card.
Drivers are dodgy and completely non existent for Linux. The sound is OK, but not noticeably better than what you would get from an Audigy SE or something.
Summary: By D. Pham I ordered this sound card for its digital output toslink and claimed compatibility with windows vista. However, this card did not live up to my expectations at all. I had wanted to hook up the sound card to play through my audio receiver and 7.1 speaker setup in the living room.
Summary: Despite being sold as an X-Fi card, this particular model does not use the X-Fi chipset. In fact it uses a variation of the Audigy 2 SE chipset. This is further confirmed by the fact that this card uses different drivers than the rest of the X-Fi line, and is not recognized as an X-Fi card in games.
Summary: Maybe it was just my system setup, but this thing didn't work very well. It couldn't handle my TV tuner being plugged into it without muting the sound. It started out sounding good right after I installed it and then it would turn normal clicks into what sounded like "pfft".
Summary: I bought this card to upgrade from my old Sound blaster live 24 bit. The improvement when playing music files is incredible. When it comes to gaming it is a different story. This card actualy gives lower frame rates than my old card, despite being a PCI-E card.
Summary: Compré estar tarjeta porque mi nuevo ordenador solo tiene PCI Express para sustituir otra tarjeta más económica Sound Blaster PCI que tenía y no podía instalar. Con Windows 8 muchos de los programas no los puedes instalar porque solo funcionan con Windows 7 hacia abajo.
Summary: He devuelto esta Sound Blaster ya que no tiene soporte para Dobly Live. Esto haría que en los juegos se generasen sonidos envolventes por la salida digital conectada a un amplificador. Por muy poco mas (he comprado el modeldo Xfi titanium por 40 euros), tienes estas características.