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.
Absolutely kick ass product. And at this price it's a steal.
7 January 2013
Summary: If you're looking for bang for buck, this is where you'll find it. This sound card completely blew me away, I can even hear the difference with just how clear sound is in windows, so gaming with this thing is amazing. The only issue I have so far is setting a mic up with it, it can be a little annoying as you'll have to manually make a mixer for the mic to boost your volume.
Summary: working good with no problem for a used card!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: This review will save your sound and may even save your life. Installing a sound card isn't as simple as you might think. Make sure when installing this card that you disable the onboard sound card in the BIOS first or it may interfere with the Creative card by creating a steady low level static that gets louder as you increase the volume on your receiver.
Summary: i installed this product in my computer today the setup instalation cd that came with several different options you could install in your computer i had no trouble instaling it in my computer great sound card for the money