Summary: Pros What you see is what you get. It is the correct product. Cons No information No Drivers Down load the drivers before you get the card. Once the drivers are installed it will download the rest of the software needed for your machine.
Very good card but stick with the original software
24 March 2014
Summary: In 2010 I bought this card to replace an ASUS Xonar that was not working too well in a Lenovo quadcore desktop when hooked to an Onkyo amp via SPDIF. It sounded much much better than the Xonar, which had deteriorated, I think because a chip had degraded. The original software supplied on CD had several very good applets, including a good sound equalizer and some very fancy doodads intended to resemble a professional sound mixer.
Summary: Why did I wait so long to buy this? I saw this was selling for $20 less than usual and had to jump on it. For years I've used the integrated soundcard on my motherboard (various pc's) and could just get by. I use FL Studio. This card was suggested by the makers. After installing this baby and all of its drivers the difference in performance is huge! Even for running CPU hog plugins in Native Instruments Massive.
Summary: I've owned a handful of soundcards, mostly of the creative sound blaster product line. I remember the first ones I bought were basically to get anything better than onboard sound. When I purchased this card I thought at the time I had done enough research, and had learned a thing or two about sound cards. I built a brand new computer last year, everything from the case inward was planned researched and purchased to assemble a monster gaming and audio recording rig.