Pros: Top notch for gaming, Foobar & Wasapi with FLACS sound amazing, plenty of features including THX
Cons: Drivers can be a pain sometimes
The card has good ASIO capabilities and when I use ASIO in MixMeister I can truly take things to the next level. I have had no hardware issues with it and all the jacks work fine. The only let down of this card is it's drivers. Creative has a tendency of writing very poor drivers. Don't get me wrong, once they work, the card is very enjoyable but when you start having issues like certain effects will not apply or the audio control panel will not load, etc, then the only way to fix it properly is to format the whole computer. I have endured also failed updates which wrecked my whole system.
Highly recommended if you want to move up from onboard sound. They are very cheap nowadays and you can find them on eBay without any problems.