sorry to post this here but it's an emergency maudio 192khz audiophile or gina 3g?
i'm planning to buy a new sound card so any help will be welcome.
ps:my main focus is gigastudio 2.5 or 3 i don't know yet.
I own an Echo MIA and an AP 192. Each has some drawbacks.
If you own an Asus A8V-Deluxe board (VIA KT800Pro chipset), avoid the Echo. There is some incompatibility between that board/chipset and the Echo drivers. I'm not sure if that has been resolved. I ran into it in December, 2004.
I bought the AP 192 and gave the MIA to my kids' computer. Its S/PDIF output doesn't work with GS3, and probably won't with GS2.5 either. I tracked it down to the Delta GSIF driver. I'm not using S/PDIF, so it's no big deal for me.
So, if you don't use an A64 board with VIA, I'd go for the Echo. If you do, I'd go for the AP 192, but not if you need S/PDIF outs.
Hopefully there will be updates for both drivers, so these issues will disappear.