Reviews and Problems with Hercules Gamesurround Muse XL
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J. Horrocks, Amazon
27 March 2004
Summary: I had this card already installed with my computer from new, running Windows 98SE. I recently upgraded to XP and found, like other reviewers, that the driver no longer worked. However, the Hercules site had the right driver which I was able to download and install easily and it now works fine once more.
Summary: The Hercules MUSE XL is based on the C-Media CMI-8738 chip. This is a budget chip as you would expect for a budget card. The CMI-8738 is actually capable of 5.1 channel sound and SPDIF (digital) input and output, but in this Hercules implementation, you get only 4 channel sound and no digital input or output. Again, this is a budget card, so Hercules seems to have forgone the extra features in favor of getting the basics done well. The sound is very good.
Summary: Was very pleased with this card to start with but was very disappointed when I tried to upgrade to windows XP and found that this sound card would not support windows XP. I tried to go to the Hercules web sight to find a new driver but found no help and was forced to remove windows XP till I could buy a new sound card. Now Hercules sits as a dust collector where it belongs.
Summary: Bought this soundboard to upgrade a computer with a built in soundboard. This boards sound quality was worse than a.m. radio. It also made loud pops when the computer shut down. I removed the soundboard and went back to using the built in soundbard. I also put it in another computer to make sure that it was not conflicting with something. Same story for the second computer. Sent it back to Amazon for a refund.
Summary: the card is great, support I3DL, EAX 1.0 , EAX 2.0 A3D 1.0 and the instruccions of sensaura (macroFX etc...) great driver's support,excelent sound (as LIVE!) and the 5.1 feature is AMAZING!... and ALL! of this only for few dollars!
Summary: Playback quality is very good; however microphone record is extremely poor with lousy volume response,and background noise. There is absolutley NO customer support available at the web site, and telephone support is only abailable 9-5 Eastren time which makes access difficult for anybody in the US who works a full time job.
Summary: Also ihr wollt wissen was ich von der Gamesurround Muse XL halte. Na dann lest mal. Einleitung: Die Gamesurround Muse XL ist ein 4.1 Soundkarte der unteren Preislage da man sie schon für 19Euro bekommen kann. Sie bietet viel Zubehör und ist A3D und EAX kompatibel was sie optimal für Gamer macht.
Summary: Ich habe mir neulich ein 4.1 Boxenset von Creative gekauft. Das Creative FSP 4.1 1600. Das gabs für 70 Euro im Media Markt und da ich schon lange so was kaufen wollte schlug ich bei diesem super Schnäppchen sofort zu. Zuhause angekommen, ausgepackt und angeschlossen. Jetzt hatte ich zwar ein Dolby Souround fähiges Boxensystem, aber keine passende 4.1 Soundkarte, sondern nur einen On Board Soundchip, der nur Stereo und das in nicht allzu guter Klangqualität bringt.