I have this soundcard for more than 3 years now, and:1) So far it hasn't caused me a single problem2) Not so many features, but still more than you can guess on first sight. Combined with a good mixer, you can work miracles.3) Not the best sounding card, but more than decent. Until some years ago, people were recording whole albums with this piece of gear.4) I would prefer it with balanced ins/outs. Not that there is any REAL problem with the supplied ones.5) Only now I am looking for an upgrade, but then again... maybe I will stick with it and just buy a better mixer to connect! :-))All in all: Definitely worth 100% of the money. You get the job done, and possibly better than you expect.
MAudio AUDIOPHILE 2496 4 in/4 out Audio Interface with MIDI is a perfect bang for the buck for any person who wants to start recording music.Built for a Desktop PC the AUDIOPHILE 2496 had no issues when i tried it, and can provide with a very low latency recording, A perfect bang for the buck.The Jacks are also plated, which provides an additional advantage of noise free recording.