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Great if you motherboard doesn't provide adequate sound
on 26 December 2017
Modern high-end motherboards tend not to require the used of a sound card - especially for just gaming. But for those with a lower end motherboard who would like virtual surround or similar, this is a good idea for a product.
As sound cards go, this one is very good at what it does. The inclusion of a desk standing microphone is great too, and it's sound quality is good - though it does let background noise from the room through. The output quality is also very good. With optical in and out, and 5.1 3.5mm jack out you have options as to how you'd prefer to connect your speaker system. There is also 3.5mm connections for headphones and a microphone.
The output impedance is enough to power high powered headphones well, and has some great sound quality. Even though it won't be as good as an external DAC and amp due to cross-talk, it's still really good quality.
The software could be better, but does the job. There's an equaliser, some EQ boosters and sound boosters, bass booster, output control, and some dolby options.
Overall I was quite happy with this product. However, once I got a better motherboard I had no need for it so sold it on.
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