"Squeal of Death"0.5 starson by Moment.Of.Truth
Pros: Claims a nice featureset.
Cons: Defective in many, many machines.
Summary: Do a Google search for "squeal of death" and you'll start to get a sense of how awful this product line is. As in, "in need of a recall." The Audigy, Audigy 2, Audigy 2 Value, ZS, and so on, are the targets of countless consumer complaints. And not just because they don't live up to their promise (the first Audigy had a class-action suit against it, which Creative settled on, because of false claims about delivering 24-bit audio).
The real problem: they don't work. On a large number of machines, and a wide variety. They lock up, repeat sound loops, give the dreaded blue error screen, and, worst of all: the now famous "Squeal of Death" that plagues countless users and has had tech articles devoted to it. This SoD occurs when almost any program plays sound for a prolonged period... including the bundled Creative diagnostic software.
Don't just believe this review. Search "squeal of death" and check the following links... and avoid this series like the plague.
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