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A lot different to what creative has to offer,
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This review is from: Asus Xonar ESSENCE ST Internal Sound Card (PCI, EAX 5.0) (Accessory)
I've been using creative soundcards for the past 10 years and thought time for a change after I was not pleased with their last fatality1 card. As soon as I plugged this baby in, the sound was way way different. I just downgraded from a 7.1 system to an Edifier S730 2.1 system and with this card the sound quality is just awesome. It's great for listening to music, it doesn't struggle with anything games etc and the bass is much better, and I mean a lot better. The creative card I had forced me to set the bass to -6 and the sub volume to -10 on the speaker system and in the creative console I had to turn the base down to 25% on that also, it was just silly. Not to mention there was insufficient noise shielding on the card that it would often have a fit and feedback to the motherboard when switching modes.