Of all of the Audio benchmarks we have ever done, I have never had as many problems as I ended up having with the Assassin 2. Truth be told, the built in sound card sounded amazing but when it came down to benchmarks, underperforming would be an understatement. Normally we would replace the board but we ran into similar issues with our original Assassin after using if for a few months. I suspect there might be a deeper issue at play here. This is really disappointing because the audio quality is amazing when it’s working correctly!