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Pros: -Decent Price
-Red LEDs (I guess some may not like them)
-Good software package
-Very good sound compared to onboard
-Control module is handy
Other Thoughts: I haven't been buying sound cards for the past few builds I've done, but when at a close friends house he showed me this card which he just bought on a whim. I was impressed and bought it the next day. Unless you have spent $500 on a motherboard, your board will not have sound of this quality. Really excellent! I see some complaining about drivers and the Creative software, but I had no problems. I am using Windows 10 and it was painless and perfect. I really like the Pro Studio sw too. It's simple yes, but works just fine and really does enhance the sound. If you are making a new build, you need this card.
BTW my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's sound really incredible using this card.
Pros: -Super fast out of the box
-Great overclocking headroom
-Excellent cooling with huge heatpipes
-Quiet fans -very quiet!
-Great looking black pipes and PCB
-Equipped for major league OC'ing if you dare
-Top notch build quality- heavy duty
Cons: -it costs as much as a used car
Other Thoughts: I really love this card. I actually cant believe the feel and build quality when you hold it in your hand. ASUS didn't cut any corners with this card and the all black PCB and heatpipes look crazy good. Also, this card runs quiet - more so than any card I've ever had. At full load playing SW Battlefront (w/max settings) with the fans set to 50%, I could barely hear it and was getting over 70FPS. And this was on my 4K Dell monitor
Yes I know this card is crazy expensive, but there are none better. Those that are worried about ASIC scores in the 70's shouldn't be. It's arguable that ASIC even matters or how it's measured anyway. Forget that nonsense and enjoy your card.
I don't care now how long it takes for Pascal either. I'm set for a while here.
If you have the money to get the single best card there is....look no further. This is it. The best of the best! Highly recommended.
This review is from: BOSE Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
Pros: -They are BOSE, and good quality
- Decent Bass, and good overall sound
- Not that expensive really
Cons: - Wish it came with a white marker on volume knob (minor con)
- No other cons
Other Thoughts: You simply are not going to find desktop sperakers in this prive range as good as these. I was very imptressed out of thy ebox with no adjsutments. Great sound and decent (not super strong bnut decent) bass.
I use Nahimic Sound software and it really makes these speakers sound excellent. I love them, and would buy them again in a heartbeat.
The only compliant I have (and it's very minor), is that the volume control knob has an indentation, but its the same color as the knob (black). Hard to see in dim or low light. If it had a white line on it you could easily see how high you have the knob set. I solved the problem myself by cutting a sliver of a white sticker the exact size with an Exacto knife and putting it into slot. Fit perfect and looks like it came with it. It really is a lot better, and BOSE could have done this. But not a biggie and I fixed it in 10 minutes. I really like these speakers a lot and have been a BOSE fan for years. Worth it if you don't want to spend several hundred bucks on desktop speakers. These are the ones to get. And they look good too.