If you are about a serious music production at home or just listening music in the HI-FI - its your choice. I use it with Yamaha MSP 7 Studio monitors and the sound is extremely high quality: very detail, enough bassy, punchy and transparent. I found this card complex ideal for the recording, mixing, pre-mastering and even for the listening you favorite music and songs (the high quality DSP effects onboard will help you to correct the sound for your wishes and needs). But the cons is its drivers. Esp. for the modern PC and OS, sometimes it can work unstable or even crush. Anyway, this is very nice card with an excellent sound quality if you find the good pair of the reference class powered loudspeakers. And if someday I will want to replace it I think it will be only the card by Lynx Studio.
This sound card had pretty solid sound for its price,often bit buggy drivers, but overal pretty pleasant and full sound,not transparent in any way imho. Still for its price at the time it was pretty good deal. I would only suggest this only if for some strange reason someone want to have an old computer with OS Windows XP to use some of absolete software on it,etc.