Glide Underground heeft een Xitel Storm Platinum op de testbank gezet. De Storm Plantium is in feite een direkte kloon van Aureal's Vortex II SuperQuad reference design. Zelf heb ik het ding ook en ik ben er - afgezien van het ontbreken van Windows 2000 drivers - erg tevreden mee:
As said before in this review, the Storm Platinum sounds simply amazing with any of the sound configurations. With built in support for four speaker setup, purchasing an awesome set of speakers will greatly enhance the environmental sound effects and music of the soundcard. A3D was designed with a four speaker setup in mind, so getting a four speaker setup is ideal. Even without a four speaker setup, the two speaker setup is still very impressive. But where the A3D cards standup most is in the performance of the headphones department. A truly impressive A3D sound experience derives from games there were enhanced for A3D. Of the several games that were tested, one of the few that really stood out was System Shock 2, a newly released game by Electronic Arts in the past week of writing this review. The spooky sound effects given off by the game with positional audio from "coming in all directions" worked quite efficiently and the sounds that are "faked" really sound like the sounds were coming from all directions. The following games were tested to see what performance was given:
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