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M-Audio Audiophile 2496
8.2 out of 10

M-Audio Audiophile 2496

award-winning 24-bit/96kHz digital audio card 2 x 2 Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Harsh sounding card

Adolph G., Newegg
28 December 2009
  • Summary: Obviously , depending on your audio setup , you may get different results. My setup consists of Two hi end Tower speakers powered by a 380 watt per channel ( at 8 ohms) amplifier. I believe this setup is good at exposing sound cards.
  • Pros: I would like to make it clear that I am a music lover and am only interested in the ability of a card to reproduce high quality 2 channel stereo music. I do not play video games nor do I listen to movies through multichannel surround. Being that the Audigy card I own was an improvement over my mo...
  • Cons: Both the Audigy and stock motherboard card sound much more natural and analog. I suppose this cards advantage must be the tons of sound manipulation software it comes with ( useless to a music lover like myself )
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Overall 4
4.0

not supported in Vista 64 bit

Jared S., Newegg
2 April 2008
  • Summary: Luckily for me, I dual boot Linux along with Vista 64 bit (I got Vista 64 specifically to support 4 or 8 gigs of RAM). Ironically, this card is supported fully with drivers included with the standard Linux kernel, but still unsupported in Vista 64.
  • Pros: High quality audio recording capability at a low price.
  • Cons: M-Audio is really lagging behind in driver support. As of this writing, they STILL only have Vista 64 bit drivers in a "private" beta. To be considered for this, you have to fill out a lengthy form and should expect to have your personal data harvested. I used to be a big supporter of M-Audio how...
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