Pros: great sound quality,good bulid quality,high grade components,swappable opamps.
Cons: outdated software,sound is boxy and muffled out of the box with the stock opamps.
After being a creative fanboy for ever since,decided to try the asus STX II after reading some good reviews about the first one,from users over the net.
compared to my previous creative ZXR which the STX II replaces,the sound is more natural,laid back,and forgiving.
Users can talior the sound to their preference with swappable opamp sockets.
Stock opamps are MUSES8920 for the I\V section,and MUSES8820 for the buffers.
Ive replaced the stock buffers opamp with Muses02and the bass is spot on,the muffled and boxy sound has gone,more upfront sound without losing space and air.(cant wait to get my Muses01 and try those babys.:)
software is the only downside of this soundcard as far as I can see,although is very usefull,its just plain ugly and looks outdated.
overall,I'm very happy with it,great sound and build quality,very customizable,10/10.