Pros: New to sound, but I can yell you I've never been happier.
Cons: took ages to figure out driver issues.... HOURS.
The driver support for win 7 64 was so bad. You can look throughout forums for hours and find that no one's resolved this simple issue. After countless screwed up installs, restarts, driver sweeping, I said screw it. I took a break and when my head was right again I simply set the compatibility for win 7. SOLVED. OMG you have no idea how relieved I was. I almost cried... Haha.
Didn't know what to expect initially, but thank god I heard my headphones being driven without the sound card. After I had this installed and fiddled with the settings, my ears literally had a total auralgasm. Set the gain up for 64 ohm-300ohm headphones- I didn't know a good thing could get better... But you better bet your ass it did! DayuM! Asus I love you. LOVE.
I've spent thousands on car audio. Stupid, stupid me. If only I knew this was a hundred-thousand times better years ago... I'd have never been such an idiot. This will make all of your music and videos sound dramatically better. If you can't tell the difference after installing one of these then I feel bad for you, son. God really must have hated you.