Pros: Good shielding, Pre-packaged software is good enough, Headphone Jack on the back, 600 ohm headphone amp internally.
Cons: Red LED, No shielding on front panel connector (not much of a gripe.), a little too much bass (but this can be adjusted in the equalizer.)
Sound Quality: First, the on-board sound on my PC was lacking in fidelity. With it I could not tell the difference between 128 Kbps mp3 and FLAC (I did ABX testing on both set ups to determine whether this was the case.) The overall increase in detail is noticeable, although my original headphones don't do it's brilliance just most of the time. Ever since I got the AKG Q701's the...(read more)