Summary: With Windows 7, simply plugged into USB port and it worked AOK with simple to use adjustments in Windows 7 Control Panel. No external driver required unless you want to add special effects - I didn't. I only use the line-in port (for specialized Amateur Radio RTTY decoding and it works fine), not the Mic or audio output ports, so I have limited experience with this USB sound adapter.
Summary: as Long as your are savy enoughto know how to run a fully separated amp set-up (and have four amps laying around) then this is the card for you. I actually never installed this card but had the 5.1 version prior and then got a deal on a creative Audigy2 zs but we are'nt talking about that. Major drawback?
Summary: works great ! i have windows vista 64bit and the sound card didnt work. no problem at all. went to the makers website and got the proper software installation to make the sound card work. works great !!!! sounds better than my motherboards sound card that took a crap.
Summary: Easy to install, out of the box support for Ubuntu Linux. Much better than onboard sound. No problems with it yet. If you're an audio purist, you might want something a little higher quality, but great upgrade to surround sound. Big difference for my Bose headphones too.
Summary: As describe, if you want a high performance and fidelity don't buy this card, but if you are like my, than buy for price this is the perfect sound card, average performance and fidelity many features and good software for DJ. in other words I'm happy with this card and maybe bought another if i need it.
Summary: Before I purchased this card I did some research as I always do before I buy. I had read somewhere that someone had driver problems with this card. I decided to buy anyhow because I needed a card right now being that my on board sound had died. I installed according to instructions. I took me about 5 to 10 min. tops. Popped open my case, installed card into one of my empty PC slots, closed case back and reconnected my cables and powered up.