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Rated 5 out of 5 by frankblack Amazing D.A.C
I was torn between this and the asus xonar essence one.I play a lot of games as well as listen to all types of music from hard rock to classical to jazz to electro & dance.I must say i was a little doubtful if this would be the best bet for me.I set it up with my corsair 2500 speaker system and I must admit it does sound so much better than my on board sound (By the way is an asus rampage extreme v) and that has fairly good audio.
It takes a little while for the software to download from the creative site but once you have it and plug the x7 in its straightforward to do.The other thing I was dubious about was if it was going to override all the audio from my motherboard,so if I didn't want to use it for some reason I would simply plug my speakers back in a it would work as if it hadn't been there in the first place,and yep no problem.
Obviously I read a lot of reviews before parting with my hard earned cash and a few of them said if you have the cash to hand and want a desk top solution that sounds amazing with headphones and speakers (all being dependent on what you pair it with ) you cant go wrong with this And, I actually agree with that.
You can change out the op amps if its not quite dialled in to your liking but mine was fine for me and to software was easy and intuitive to use and get the sound just right for me.
In summery for me, it was the best solution for computer set up and the cherry on top for my system.
Thanks for a very fast and efficient delivery from scan.
28 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by danielanthony I'd buy it again
Great sound quality through my HD650's, got it hooked up to my iMac for iTunes and video duties. Can't think of a better solution for using proper headphones, plus with the option to use bookshelf speakers in the future (when the babies grow up and move out).
16 March 2015