Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile Sound Card

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The Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile PCI Express Sound Card is a masterpiece of audio perfection. Sporting 192kHz (Stereo playback), 96.0khz (Multi channel playback) and 96kHz (Recording). The X-Fi Forte includes two rear panel brackets, a Standard bracket and a Low Profile bracket. In addition it is supported on XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. There are many more functions, almost too many to list here.

The Technical: With crystal clear audio and so many settings to use with this sound card it's undeniably the alpha dog. The only problem I've ever had out of this card is when I used Hyjackthis to remove some files used by Creative. And even then that was just a software problem with the application and not a sound problem. I love that you can run cool sound effects with the microphone. I like to make my voice sound deep and evil online..lol. The only gripe I have with this card is the length and the price. The card is so long that it blocks some of my memory. That is more of a motherboard issue really because of the spot they placed the compatible ports. You can however stick these cards in the other PCI-Express slot if you only have one video card on a motherboard that has SLI or Crossfire. Perhaps this is just me, but I'm fond the Analog I/O Cables that stick out the rear of the case. This Analog I/O Cable reminds me of those octopus power cables and I find it very easy to plug cables in with the color coding. One of the better features is that you can put the card in Game Mode and have settings for each mode. Other than these small problems this card delivers A+ quality sound.

In Conclusion: I give this card a 9.5 out of 10! This is a Kickass card that comes with almost everything. Now for the price I think they should add a Gaming X-Fi I/O Drive! devil

http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_forte.php

 

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Too long for my system then.

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Doesn't Auzen realize that most low-profile cases are even smaller than a full ATX case? How do they expect that length to fit anywhere useful?

Either way, I hate the dongle idea for audio cards so much. The ASUS audio cards are perfect imo.

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robodude666;737958 wrote:
Doesn't Auzen realize that most low-profile cases are even smaller than a full ATX case? How do they expect that length to fit anywhere useful?

Either way, I hate the dongle idea for audio cards so much. The ASUS audio cards are perfect imo.

They are perfect, but when you don't have the room, the dongle is fantastic so long as other people use the same dongle. That would make getting an adapter as easy as making one or as easy as frequenting eBay for one that costs 75 cents.

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Saturn2888;737956 wrote:
Too long for my system then.

That is very possible, much like that of the new ATI cards being too long.

robodude666;737958 wrote:
Doesn't Auzen realize that most low-profile cases are even smaller than a full ATX case? How do they expect that length to fit anywhere useful?

Either way, I hate the dongle idea for audio cards so much. The ASUS audio cards are perfect imo.

I definitely can't agree with the Asus sound cards being better, but those are nice cards. The ASUS Xonar D1 is the same length as the Auzen X-Fi Forte. This one is a low profile card, built for a HTPC case. When it comes to room it's not the case size that seems to matter here, but rather the motherboard layout.

Saturn2888;737959 wrote:
They are perfect, but when you don't have the room, the dongle is fantastic so long as other people use the same dongle. That would make getting an adapter as easy as making one or as easy as frequenting eBay for one that costs 75 cents.

Having these dongles lets them pack more options. I think this is the best part about the card to be honest. At first I didn't think I'd like the dongles, but later they actually grew on me and I love them to bits.

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It still delivers decent high-definition realistic sound on pc.

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Yeah, it's a great card. They make regular sized cards that are the same, but this was made for a low profile home theater system. I've been completely problem free, best card I've ever had.

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If I did not have my HDA Mustique 7.1 Gold (They became Auzentech). I might have purchased that card.

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