3D SoundSurge brengt ons een review van de Hoontech Soundtrack Digital NX geluidskaart gebaseerd op Yamaha's YMF744 chip. Dit vrij goedkope kaartje heeft ondersteuning voor DirectSound, DS3D, EAX 1.0 en A3D. Hieronder een stukkie uit de review:
If you’re a gamer on a budget the SoundTrack Digital-NX is well worth a look, especially if you use 4-speakers. You get stable drivers, plenty of 3D streams, excellent performance and good support for DOS, DS, DS3D and EAX 1.0 games. EAX 2.0 games will also work but not as great as if it supported the full feature set and most likely there will be no future driver update to support EAX 2.0. If you can live with that or intend to upgrade soon again before we probably see plenty of games that really take advantage of EAX 2.0 the Digital-NX is a good choice to hold you over in the short term to the next upgrade. This is especially true if you consider the money you save important as you can find the SoundTrack Digital-NX without any bracket board for just $29. You will also get good sound quality, and good MIDI quality with DLS with the potential for fully functional SF2 support. If you’re interested in digital connectivity you can for only $5 more (or $10 if you upgrade later) get the NX-DB I bracket board that have both optical and coaxial output. Its really a lot more than you should expect for the price you pay and better than several more expensive cards. All that's enough for the Digital-XG to earn our 3DsoundSurge of Approval and when combined with the NX I board it receives our new Bronze Medal of Excellence award.