Not audiophile type, just normal computer audio. I had the ZxR, headphone and speaker sets for years. I can definitely hear the improvement from changing the OpAamp, that’s probably as much I can describe. I like Burson has an upgrade pack for the card, and I can put the shroud back on with the v5i. Really extends the cards life even longer. Removing the old one was a bit of pain trying not to break the pins without the proper puller.