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    M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Audio Interface, PCI

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    Overall User Ratings

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    ********** 8.9 out of 10
    Quality:
    *********.* 9.1 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    ********** 8 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    ********** 7.8 out of 10
    Features:
    ********** 8 out of 10
    Value:
    ********** 9 out of 10
    Sound:
    ********** 8.7 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    ********** 5.8 out of 10

     

    User Reviews for M-Audio Audiophile 2496


    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
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    **********8 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********7 out of 10

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    Submitted: 4/17/2005

    Style of Music: Classical Trained Guitarist gone Electronica

    Experience: Hobbyist

    "Great design and pristine sound quality"

    Sound:
    Ok here is the deal folks, this card sounds amazing. You know that a card sounds good when you hear things on familiar recordings that you haven't heard before. I am extremely satisfied by the output of the card, its pristine quality.
    Feature:
    This is a very basic card that gets the job done. Although it doesn't have 3000 useless features like many other cards on the market, what it is meant to do, it does well. I strongly recommend this card to anybody who is looking for a basic semi-pro sound card and who also wants to use it as a main sound card in their computer. Moreover, unlike some of the other musician oriented cards, Audiophile 2496 handles game audio, and even outputs 5.1 AC-3 spdif signal for decoding in your home theater receiver. So you can easily use this card for the surround expereince in movies.
    Quality:
    Very sturdy card. Love the gold-plated connectors.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Haven't dealt with M-Audio customer service, but I hear they are OK.
    Value:
    This is the category where this product shines. It screams value all over it. For a $100 you get an awesome card thats up there with the bigger Delta cards.
    The Wow Factor:
    The sheer simplicity and elegance of the card design is enough to justify buying it. There is no filler software. Just what is needed.
    Overall:
    I expect this card to last for many years. I use this card in a pro tools LE system. So this card handles all of the system audio and non pro tools audio applications, while the pro tools hardware is used to run the PT sequencing software.
    Overall:
    **********10 out of 10
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    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 6/5/2003

    Style of Music: electronic

    "THE SHIZZLE"

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    Great sound. Can get a little tinny at times, when recording in 96 mode, but still has awesome ability.
    Feature:
    Great ins/outs. You can guild a front computer interface for this thing easily, and it's better than the audigy by a mile.
    Quality:
    Very easy to install/use. Good, simple interface on the software.
    Manufacturer Support:
    Have not needed any, but I would bet it's great.
    Value:
    how cheap is $150 for this card??? It's amazing for the price. I mean amazing.
    The Wow Factor:
    It's a great addition to anyone doing any kind of audio work, but very good for the low cost studio for a working musician. It will interface with your mixer very easily and then you're off recording!
    Overall:
    I figured this would be a great card, and i was right. It has everything I wanted, and it's the best cost. Some would tell me that the Audigy platinum is better than this card... I would not agree. The s/n ratio on the Audigy is terrible. It's not made for stuido work. It's made for being flashy, eating memory and being a waste of your computer's pci slot. Get an Audiophile and do yourself a favor... save cash for something else, and record with a winner.
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    **********10 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********10 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********2 out of 10

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    By a customer from djzalouma.com

    Submitted: 12/4/2003

    Style of Music: Trance/House/ emixer

    "Perfect!!"

    Sound:
    Perfect!!!
    Quality:
    OUTSTANDING.. is the perfect word for this card,if you are into music production this is what you've always dreamt of.. comparing to the price i bought it with($150) and in my opinion you can never get such a clean and proffesional card for that price.
    Manufacturer Support:
    never reply back..
    Value:
    this card worth it.. Great price,Great Quality for recording, wish it had more i/o but its great..
    The Wow Factor:
    Oh Baby..
    Overall:
    This Card is the best PCI audio Interf. ive ever had.. was a creative user before( sb live then audigy) but i can assure that if you try this card once, you are in love with it, its rulesssss. seariously there is no way to compare it with creative gears, it blow it away BIGTIME.. if you are into music production,this is your target for less than $200,if you are into games get urself sb gears,this is not what u are looking for..
    Overall:
    **********9 out of 10
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    **********9 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********9 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********9 out of 10

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    By a customer from shaw.ca

    Style of Music: Rock Country

    "Pleased"

    Sound:
    I have had this card now for 6 months. I use it with a roland sound canvas and find that it works very well. I write and record radio jingles and am pleased with this products no hassle quality.
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
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    **********7 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********8 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********10 out of 10

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    By a customer from hotmail.com

    Submitted: 6/18/2003

    Style of Music: film score type music

    "Read this for most of it's good abilities."

    This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.

    Sound:
    Good quality sound, and it does work on XP.
    Feature:
    Too bad it didn't implement extra busses so you could mix in surround 5.1, but it is a budget card, what more can you ask for.
    Quality:
    No complaints on quality though. Why no 192k though? HEHE
    Manufacturer Support:
    Didn't need any.
    Value:
    You do get what you pay for though.
    The Wow Factor:
    Got it for use with Gigastudio only. Audigy does the job otherwise and can mix into 5.1 but I don't think it has any pro hardware acceleration like it does in games, which blows. I'd have to try an actual hard disk pro card to see if it mattered.
    Overall:
    **********8 out of 10
    Features:
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    Value:
    **********8 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********7 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********7 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********5 out of 10

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    By a customer from hotmail.com

    Submitted: 9/11/2003

    Style of Music: Serbian Folk music, Jazz, Funky...

    "It's best choice (price:quality) for start professional MIDI seqencing!"

    Sound:
    Sound is better than a all card's in that price range! In midi recording you can here from time to time some "pop's" or "click's" but in playback are less of them or none! More Money=More Music
    Feature:
    Not much accessories, but satisfied!
    Quality:
    It's OK with product's price!
    Manufacturer Support:
    I'm from Yugoslavia so...
    Value:
    It's seem's very good, for first professional steps in MIDI sequencing!
    The Wow Factor:
    It's not preety too much!
    Overall:
    In future i would surely buy the stronger product from sam factory probably, but for now and year or two this is my choice!
    Overall:
    **********6 out of 10
    Features:
    **********4 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********7 out of 10
    Ease of Use:
    **********6 out of 10

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    By a customer from yahoo.com

    Submitted: 6/24/2010

    "Great sound, but"

    Overall:
    Great sound, however there is not a headphone jack on it to monitor what you are recording. It also had issues with internal sounds such as wave files as well as it does not like to play nice with other soundcards.
    Overall:
    **********6 out of 10
    Features:
    **********7 out of 10
    Quality:
    **********9 out of 10
    Value:
    **********5 out of 10
    The Wow Factor:
    **********5 out of 10
    Sound:
    **********8 out of 10
    Manufacturer Support:
    **********1 out of 10

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    Style of Music: Gospel

    "Good if your not doing multitracking(other than the pops)"

    Overall:
    For beginners this card is good if you can get past the pops and clicks. But for the most part God has blessed my music through this card to atleast be very clear. Ive come to know that the pops and clicks change from music program to program. I encourage you all if you do have it, and dont have money to buy a better card just try with another program. It worked for me. Im using Cubase 5.0.
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