Cons: every now and then if I leave something paused for a few minutes and resume play a lot of static is produced, although restarting the computer revolves the problem. Nothing more than a minor inconvenience.
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.
Summary: Windows 7 (and probably Vista) may recognize this card without any extra software, but I would still recommend getting the latest driver from creative. Replaced an aging Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, it was a great card but the PCI interface was holding me back.
Pros: Easy install, great sound quality, Win7 recognized immediately. Header for front panel jacks is a nice touch.
Cons: Doesn't have the connectivity of my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Summary: Was nervous buying a refurbished product, so I threw it in, the day it arrived, and it works great. Can't tell the difference from my non-refurbished card. Going to keep this card in current PC & use the other for newer build (this PC is hard to get at/into...). NO Driver issues in Windows XP (Pro).
Pros: Worked right out of the box. I swapped out my non-refurbished X-Fi Titanium & installed this one with no issues at all (Bought this card for another PC build W/W-XP Pro also). Both cards sound much better than the good quality, on-board audio of my Asus P7P55DE-Pro, plus these will play higher th...
Pros: It took about 45 minutes or so for complete install. First, disable the on board audio in the bios setup. Secondly, turn off anti-virus programs before you install the included software from the CD that comes in the package. Installed in an old EVGA 750I SLI motherboard which runs Windows 7 flawl...