Summary: Good up grade from the Audigy and adds some newer outs for computer driven Hometheaters and compressed audio listining, Not much better on the gaming side and the loss of the IEE1394 port for video transfering.
Summary: This replaced a previous sound card going on the fritz (because someone (me) tripped over the speaker cord while it was plugged in. Although the card wasn't completely done for, it was giving off static noise and then cutting in and not of one speaker. Enter this sound card: Pros: - Normal/easy install. - Software to run EAX on older games - No popping/driver issues so far (Win7 64bit) Cons: - I never liked the Fatal1ty brand logo.
Summary: ...BUT: If you are running Windows 7 64 bit, you will NOT be able to use any of the EQs or useful Creative software. I am very experienced with computers, and I have tried everything to fix the problem. The issue is that Creative has yet to make a patch for Win7 64 bit, and even though they know about the problem, they don't seem to be doing anything about it. Apparently some people have got other X-Fi cards to work, but it's hit or miss really.
Summary: Hi there *** grate product . huge improvement from eny motherbord s.card and even from an older version of creative ( audigy 2 ). for games and movies it's one of the best in it's price, for music this card is olso very good - it has the cristilizer wich improves the sound of mp3 files and a lot's of other nice options in it's softwere.
Summary: Muy bien acabada. Embalaje y hardware correcto, pero el software es mejorable. El software es poco intuitivo casi prefiero el de la soundblaster 5.1 live que tenía anteriormente, utilizo las dos conexines, la analógica para unos altavoces simples y la digital para un amplificador HomeCinema y el simple hecho de elegir unos altavoces un otros es un coñazo.
Summary: Finally a good sound card from Creative Labs. This one is targeted toward to headphones users and lacks some features (HDMI) found on other card like the Auzentech Home Theater HD. It's a good match for the ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card.
Pros: - Swappable OPAMPs, - Capable of powering headphones up to 330ohms, - Working Windows7 x64 drivers, - Creative Alchemy