In my experience, the only time all that extra software helped was on a notebook with crappy audio.
At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter. You can do whatever the f*** you wanna do.
Intel Core i7-5775c, Asus Maximus VII Formula, Win 10 Pro
EVGA GTX 1080, Corsair 2x8GB DDR3-1866, Corsair AX860
Corsair H105, WD Red 4TB x2, Creative X-Fi Titanium HD
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB, ASUS ROG PG348Q, Corsair 450D