Summary: I've recommended this card to many people and have not had any negative comments.
Pros: I'm surprised by the negative comments on this card. I'm using one in a win7 32bit system and the other in a win7 64bit. Both have worked flawlessly. I used one of these in an XP system prior to changing the os. There is a win7 issue that requires one to shut off variable cpu speeds as it can cau...
Cons: From the negative comments I would say that some setup knowledge is required. People also need to use it for the purpose for which it is designed. It is not a do everything for everyone product.
Summary: I have an excellent sounding setup using Foobar 2000 with the WASAPI plugin. With the output set to 32-bit in Foobar, the effects of the Foobar volume control are negligible, as it send a 32-bit stream to the M-Audio, which does it's own processing in 36-bits, before finally dithering down to the...
Summary: For pro-am do it all, an X-Fi Music or Gamer (51 million transistors and gold jacks, availability newegg.com) does have a wider combination of features as well as a fully transparent equalizer for home audio and gaming playback.
Pros: This is a pro card, and it has the same high class playback as M-Audio's Revo 5.1 due to having the same hardware. The difference is that 192 will also record reliably. And, the quality is far better than M-Audio's 2496. Yes, the Audiophile 192 is worth the price difference. Good ASIO! No lockups.
Cons: Typical and necessary patchroute style software, similar to KX, good for pro use, but may put off regular users just seeking audio quality. You need much recording and audio software to operate this card, but that's hardly a con--it is expected use.
Pros: I bought this card to replace an old Sound Blaster Audigy that I had been using for a few years. I love the external cabling connections- very convenient. Though this is technically a 'studio' card, it works surprisingly well with games, etc.
Cons: M-Audio is a tad slow on drivers sometimes, and they have not yet (as of 10/03/08) released even a BETA Vista-64 driver set.
Pros: excellent sound quality! ins and outs are labeled. it made my lower quality videos sounds pretty good. i use this on my pc hooked up to a mackie mixer and i can pretty much use 'unity' setting on the mackie with little to no adjustment in the mids highs and lows. this card sounds EXCELLENT with J...
Cons: had to get latest drivers from m-audio site which fixed some video playback and latency issues. new drivers have a much better mixer interface
Summary: This is professional audio gear. You are buying a serious card with ASIO support. If you want something to simply play MP3s on, you don't need this.
Pros: I've used this card for years, both in a couple small studios, as well as a radio station for retransmission on the internet. Rock solid, works great. Well worth the money. There are 64 bit drivers available, and they have just released a new installer for better Windows XP SP3 support. You won't...
Cons: I have had one card fail on me once. Not sure what happened, but the replacement works great.
Summary: Get this card if you're into sound preservation or recording. At 192khz and 24 bit depth its the best card you can buy for the semi-pro market and you can't beat the price!
Pros: This card is great. Plugged it in, loaded CD drivers, it works fantastic. The sound this thing records is absolutely phenomenal. I use it exclusively for recording vinyl records to my hard drive and it cannot be beat. Very easy to understand the new drivers, very easy to use, no reliability issues.
Cons: There are none for me. It has done everything it says it would do.
Summary: This card was intended for the home studio environment. All the negatives I read on the reviews below are by people using it as a gaming or HTPC card. Yes, when you install it, it will disable the usage of the windows volume control. Why?
Pros: Excellent sound quality, little to no interference, AWESOME DRIVERS.