Joined on 05/08/04
Full Linux Support!
Pros: Great Sound in both Linux and Windows Easily set up in Alsamixer in Linux Must have for Linux/Windows dual booters for sound upgrade
Cons: Windows 8.1 drivers are somewhat lacking, not as easy to setup as Linux Doesn't take everything off the processor for sound processing (Blame Microsoft for decisions made since Win 7) Minimal PCB is an eyesore in the case compared to other addon cards that have nicer asthetics
Overall Review: Bought this to replace my Sound Blaster Zx due to lack of Linux support. I couldn't be happier.
Good for Games, Nothing Else
Pros: Due to under the hood tweaks, a lot of hardware is a lot more integrated within the kernel and works great for gaming machines.
Cons: -The "apps" more than likely will not install properly, or if ever install properly making them useless -Clicking the Menu button brings you to the "apps" menu. As stated above, just useless. -Who power computes with a tablet? Why make an entire OS geared towards tablets for a desktop machine?
Overall Review: Glad I sold my MSFT stock when I did. Except for PC gaming, MSFT products are about useless. Heck, with SteamOS and Steam on Ubuntu, soon, and I believe very soon, no one will have to buy a MSFT product again to PC game. Notice I said PC gaming. XBox One is a whole other debacle in itself. I'm pretty sure finance and business majors could get their doctorate degrees just writing a disrotation on what is going on with MSFT right now. MSFT, "Hey, we did great things with Windows XP, Windows 7, XBox, and the XBox 360. Heck people even forgave us for Windows 98, ME, and Vista. I have an idea. Let's take everything people love about Windows 7 and throw it in the trash. Do you know what else? Let's take what everybody loves about XBox and throw that out too. Heck, let's force this Kinnect thing down their throats so hard Alex Jones calls us out for spying on the public for the NSA and financial gain. What do you guys think? We won't even try to sugar coat the fact we are trying to mess over our customers. They'll buy our stuff anyway, right? No one will start using Linux. Right?"
Buy One Every so Many Years
Pros: Very comfy and durable
Cons: Can get stinky if you slog through Manila with them. Then again everything gets stinky in Manila after awhile.
Overall Review: I've owned 3 pairs of these. I either lose them from country to country or I just wear them out. I have very messed up feet from my time in the Military, so these, when on vacation, are a life saver. I love them and I couldn't imagine not having them for my down time.
Seems to Be Working
Pros: Seems to be working Haven't had the CPU overheat yet with an AMD FX-9590
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Writing this review while transcoding a Blu Ray using Handbrake and listening to a podcast on Rhythmbox. Using a heavily modified version of Xubuntu with all the bells and whistles on Compiz going. The heavy transcoding is in the High Profile preset with the film modifier. My CPU is maxed out and my temps are hovering around 47 to 49.5 C. If it fails I'll come back and modify my post.