Summary: The drivers were OK under Windows 7, but the drivers under Windows 8 have been nothing but disappointing. I have since removed this from my PC because Creative has not released a solid driver in some time. Since removing this I have been using onboard audio.
Pros: It's a PCIe card It has a range of connection options
Summary: Running win 7 home premium and have the drivers fully updated.
Pros: Great clear sound with .flac files and a plug for your front IO ports, LOUD. (my PC volume levels aren't even halfway up)
Cons: It constantly cracks out and dies on me, I then have to go into my playback devices and disable and re-enable it to make it work again, VERY annoying, especially while gaming. Not worth the $100 I paid for it...
Summary: All of my issues appeared as soon as I installed the sound card, and disappeared as soon as I reverted back to onboard. The control panel is pretty slim and less configurable than my onboard. Individual speaker settings are nowhere to be found.
Pros: -Good sound quality.. but not noticeably any better than onboard using x540 5.1 speakers -PCIE x1 fits in all PCIEx slots -Sale ($65)
Cons: -Drivers drivers drivers.. -It seems to only UNofficially support Windows 7, and the drivers have not been updated in over a year. This is simply unacceptable. -I received multiple BSODs, had the sound entirely cutout requiring a driver reinstall, had sound hiccups and pops requiring a reboot, ha...
Summary: Whit the fist few SoundBlasters you could call em on the phone and they were great. I will not buy anything form them untill I have at least two years of phone support period. Us on board sound, its not worth it
Pros: It works with headphone and two pc speakers The sound is very good
Cons: No support NONE because they don't have too I can not get my woofer to work with this card I hope new egg does not screen this review because I bought it form them
Pros: It had noticeably better sound quality than onboard.
Cons: This computer is only a few months old, and one day I turned it on and had no sound. I opened up the Soundblaster interface and half of it was missing. This is the second time I've installed the drivers. I'll just stick to onboard I guess
Summary: If I would not have paid this much for it would toss it in the rubbish and use my onboard sound,will never buy soundblaster products againe
Pros: It works sortof
Cons: To start with setting it up to run off an optical cable to my receiver was a pain in the rear,still is,there instructions on how to.well suck..I have to go into device control and disable headphones then make something called SB speakers default device,that is redneck tec to make something work,n...
Summary: Overall, this card gets two eggs. I couldn't give it one because it does produce sound, which is it's intended purpose. However, the lack of quality drivers/software and difficult troubleshooting have made this card more of a frustration than anything.
Pros: It produces ok quality sound. It has TOSlink inputs and outputs. The hardware was easy to install, and so were the drivers. However, the driver/software installs were slow and annoying. If you don't have 7.1 or digital outputs, and just need something cheap that works (sort of), this might be a v...
Cons: This card simply doesn't have complete functionality. The audio that does work is still lower quality than my mobo's 7.1 realtek sound outputs. None of the encoding features work for me, nor does the Dolby surround sound or the 3D sound processing features. This is my first dedicated sound card, ...
Summary: I bought this from a local retailer. Luckily they have a really good return program like Newegg because this product is very misleading. If some features do not work with Win7 then make it apparent to the consumer!!!! I had to get in touch with customer support to find this out.
Pros: None if you have a newer motherboard +win7. Otherwise there may be some pros.
Cons: Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect are incompatible with Win7. Why bother with the card if it cannot do the one thing that my on-board cannot do? Huge waste of $88.50