Extreme Hardware vond het nodig om nog een review van de Aureal Vortex II SQ2500 aan onze collectie toe te voegen. Hieronder een gedeelte, lees hier meer.
If you are looking to purchase a Vortex 2 based sound card, the SQ2500 is currently your best choice, unless you need an optical SPDIF (TOSLINK) instead of the SQ2500ís RCA output. The SQ2500 offers the best Vortex 2 performance and features an excellent game bundle. In comparison with other competing 3D sound chips, the SQ2500 is still a good choice, because of its quality positional audio with two speaker and headphone output. While the 30% performance hit incurred when using A3D 2.0 is disappointing, the SQ2500ís non-A3D 2.0 performance is as fast as if not faster than competing sound cards. Thus, by going with the SQ2500, you get normal A3D 1.x/DS3D support without a speed penalty, and have the option for A3D 2.0 if you wish. Overall, Aureal has created a sound card that any gamer should be happy with.