Everybody I talked to that owns one hasn't had the typical snap crackle and pop associated with Creative cards. It just doesn't happen with this card and drivers. If it has I have yet to hear about it and I talk to people and help in quite a few forums. These drivers actually work. This card record in 24/192!!! that is a first in this price range I will tell you that. Most cards can just record 24/96 -This is great for recording... This card sounds phenominal and the drives actually work!! I wouldn't steer you wrong... For a company that's going up against Creative they give them a one two punch for sure. The review is these sound alot better than a X-fi.