(2010 Sept 03)
OK, I know that some of the peeps out there are going to question on my decision for picking this “useless” card. Now, instead of those audiophiles who knows everything about audio, honestly speaking, I’m just a regular guy who happen to seek better audio quality than average. The purchase of this audio card is pure coincidence and I never specially meant to pick any specific cards to begin with.
By the way, this was 4 years ago, when I was casually browsing LowYat forum’s garage sales for my first self build PC, I stumbled upon someone selling this brand new sound card at cheap. Since the card is a OEM card which does not come with any accessories nor the box, hence he’s able to sell it at super low price despite being a new card. I guess it is one of the leftover cards that were meant to be installed on those pre-built PCs.
If you ask me how does it sound, I’d say that it is a fair upgrade from your native motherboard sound card. You will definitely find a degree of improvement provided that your speaker/headphone is good enough to show the difference. But how much improvement you’ll notice is purely up to your own judgement.