An inexpensize sound card to take advantage of your 5.1 speaker system.
28 February 2012
Summary: Card works well, installed easily in my Win 7 64-bit computer. Sound is good quality. Since installing this card, my 5.1 computer speakers seem to produce a background hissing sound that is more noticeable than on my previous computer's sound card. Not a big complaint, though.
Summary: Great Card plugged it in and done,Great price also,I am only using it for an inexpensive surround sound system and its fine,If it would work as well with gaming or higher end surround system I don't know,But Im happy
Summary: I purchased this card as a cheap temporary quick fix when my on board sound started messing up. Just for some background I am a 30 year old male with a degree in Business Systems management, I have been repairing computers for over a decade. Got the card in the mail and opened the package and was surprised to see that this was actually just a re-branded creative card (sound blaster LIVE!
Great card if your having sound troubles, I highly recommend.
2 December 2011
Summary: Excellent value sound card. I couldn't be happier seeing that I paid less then $10 for a 5.1 Channel sound card. It worked right out of the box and as soon as the drivers were loaded it fixed my Windows 7 sound problem (mobo AC97 outdated).
Summary: It does the job. I bought it to replace a failed onboard driver. Im connecting it to a 5.1 home theater system. So far so good. If the manufacturer was to improve something it would be adding loudness controlled output. It is very important to watch low to mid quality content like youtube.
Summary: Low cost, easy to install, load the software by CD, and it works! Currently only using a 2.1 sound system, but it is capable to accommodate a 5.1 system. So a speaker system upgrade maybe next.
Best card your gonna get under $10 - Obviously not for the audiophile
20 August 2011
Summary: It sounds fairly decent. Card has a Creative 5.1 chip. Also has spdif output. EAX version 3.0 is outdated however still sounds decent in gaming on nice speakers. On older computers i would recommend only installing the driver. The rocketfish sound effects software lagged down an Athlon 64 3400+ slightly while listening to music on itunes.
Summary: I was looking for a decent sound card but I was not familiar with all the technical jargon, I decieded to try Rocketfish RF51SDCD sound card, it was so easy to install comes with a driver, and made such a big difference in sound quality. It is a great product for an upgrade.
Summary: The output of the sound card is very low. I have to turn my speakers up quite a bit louder to get the same volume out of this card as my old Sound Blaster Live. Also, the software that comes with the card is so basic as to be useless. Sound Blaster software had far more features. I expect more than this even from a low-level card. I will buy another Sound Blaster soon and chuck this thing in the trash.