Ok I have always been a long supporter of creative due to drivers and being dependable, until I got the ASUS xonar. This damn card is soooooo crisp. Movies are redonk sounding on my SAME SPEAKERS. I had an xfi extreme gamer card and it was good. This thing is great. Games are amazing sounding. (side note) You will need to spend a lil bit of time tweaking it and learning the interface but it is WELL worth it. Hands down better than ANYTHING creative has, and I have the cheaper xonar the more expensive one uses Bur Brown DACs so even cleaner. Just my 2 cents.