Any skepticism about spending this much has gone. Do it already!!,
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This review is from: Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCIe Audiophile Grade Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module (Accessory)
At first I was disappointed with this as my excitement was drained almost instantly to find a very dull small brown package; a stark difference to the glittery 'check me out style' packaging I had expected this item to come in. Fears were confirmed on opening and finding what was an OEM Creative Soundblaster Z. Devastated :(
Amazon sorted everything out as per the norm and a real version has turned up today. WOW!
I have Sennheiser PC360's and Klipsch THX Pro speakers for my sound, and was recently using an Asus DG (Which was frankly a terrible soundcard for many reasons not worth going into here).
Software was an absolute breeze to install, and had both speakers and headphones working in a matter of minutes. Interchanging between speakers and headphones is consistently good and works everytime.
I feel like I've bought new cans the sound has improved so much.
If you are as skeptical as I was about spending this much on a soundcard, but took the plunge anyway you will not be disappointed.