What is the best soundcard?
I want to buy a new soundcard to replace my good old vortex2. I want 5.1 sound for DVD and good music quality since I listen to music mostly on my computer. I'm also playing some fps games like UT 2003 and Quake. My Vortex2 was a very good card for 3d effects but it's a real cpu hog. I would want about the same quality but with better performance. I was not really impressed by EAX2 on the Live cards. Here are the cards that I'm considering:
SoundBlaster Audigy (even if it's a false 24bit)
Hercules Fortissimo III 7.1
Hercules Game Theatre XP 6.1
What would be the best choice for me?