Summary: It looks like the X-Fi series is the standard for a good gaming experience with positional audio. I always had Soundblaster cards and wouldn't settle for anything less, like on-board sound for example. I got a brand new Asus motherboard with so-called X-Fi sound on-board but compared to a PCI-PCI-E soundcard it sounds like a trash can.
Summary: Es un excelente producto cumple con mis requerimentos de sonido tanto para video juegos como para musica video multimedia, producto recomendado para los amantes de la musica asi como conocedores de efectos de sonido dolby y dts
Summary: The clarity while playing games or voice chatting on msn,yahoo,etc is so clear and crisp. Easy to install ,just remember that you can plug in the front inputs of your pc case into the card so that you can use a headset/mic in the front and hook up your 5.1 surround to the back and it all works good :D
Summary: This is a very high quality card but , after a while I got interference noise , apparently its the driver , creative update notified me about the latest update , have anyone ever got around creative splash screen , the one where you cant see any dialog boxes ?
Summary: I used a Creative card prior to purchasing this card and I thought it was great. It was an odd card that was an OEM version from OCUK and I had no clue what edition it was but it sounded great to me. I got a new mobo and used the ASUS 7.1 soundcard for a bit but swapped back because the Asus one was sub par. I decided to invest in a soundcard that was a bit more high end and got stuck in the gamer / audiophile dilemma.
Summary: But Initially I did not realise much of a difference from the integrated Realtek HD device that was installed on my pc, but I did start to find various advantages when it came to setting up my subwoofers. This sound card has a crossover feature so you can select the correct cutoff frequency for your listening style which is helpful if you are powering your subs with an amp that has no low pass filter.
Summary: This is without a doubt a great piece of kit, the sound quality is very high and very rich, sounds amazing when having connected to my Yamaha amp via TOSLINK. I did however have a slight issue, the official Windows 7 drivers didn't allow the soundcard to enable Dolby Digital or DTS. It said it was unsupported which was not true as my amp can decode Dobly and DTS from my PS3 fine. So it was stuck on basic stereo output when connected with an optical cable.
Summary: So there I am minding my own business and a delivery turns up. What is it I thinks? The sound card turns up 2 days ahead of when its supposed to turn up. How good is that, well done Amazon. The card itself is well build and the sound blew me away. Worth every penny, get one. Sounds way better than my current Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express unbelievably.