Do not buy from tigerdirect with electronic items.
1 week ago
Summary: Do not buy from tiger direct if you are living far away... the sound card is defective and I must pay for the transport from the Netherlands to the USA the sound card cost 25, USD and I must pay for 14, USD for transport to the Netherlands. The card is defective (dead on arrival) Tiger told me to return the object to tigerdirect and after that I get the money back only the original cost... I must pay for the transport from the Netherlands to the USA.
Summary: somehow, after 4-6 years of doing ok with either a Chaintech AV-710 (with sought-after Burr-Brown DACs in the front), followed by brief Onboard, then a Razer AC-1 (legendary CMI8788), i got some hum somewhere in the DAC chain that i just couldn't get rid of. so i got this while i was going to research others, and it's done the job marvelously. it's also closer to line-level outs than any other card under $50 i've tried.
Pros: -perfect audio for its price bracket -louder (closer to line level) than most soundcards up to $40-50 -got rid of line noise
Cons: -no pretentious DAC chipset or OpAmps -only 48kHz (but how many DVD-Audio discs do you have compared to CDs/FLACs/MP3s?)
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: 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.