It is not actually hooked up to my home theater system as I do not own one of those . It is hooked up to my 5.1 speakers . The sound is so good . even the volume of the music is louder due to the new sound card .
The old sound card seemed to pump the music out at a reduced volume for some reason . I like the fact that the new card enhances the compressed music you get off the Internet and restores it to it's true glory