Excerpt: Creative has been producing various amount of audio visual related product for years. They include products like sound blaster, which are their main source of sound cards. They started producing Xmod products, which generally converts ordinary Stereo sound to virtual surround sound.
Summary: The only problem with this sound card.....is finding it. Creative Labs advertised this as an addition to your PC. They missed a larger market, you can add this to any audio system and increase your listening enjoyment.
Summary: Pretty amazing sound quality out of my Macbook Pro with this new toy. Crystalizer improves overall clarity of sound from compressed music files(according to the website). Does a amazing job in improving overall quality.
Summary: I really like the plug and play aspect of this usb soundcard. No software to install. My computer hooks up to my home stereo via mini jack to rca jack and plays through my home stereo receiver, which pumps music to Bose 301s and a Velodyne 8 inch sub.