Originally Posted by AnteP
why would you want this sollution if you are using standard speakers?
the only cool or really interesting thing about it is dolby digital live, a feature which you will only benefit from if you hook up your soundcard via spdif to a surroundsound reciever
actually I tend to belive that this card will be made with the DDL aspect put first and foremost (ie crappy DACs)
Most of the owner reviews I have read place its sound reproduction on par with Soundblaster products.
And yes, DDL is a huge
deal to those of us that got used to it with the Soundstorm but have since upgraded. Doom3 through Soundstorm was very impressive on my Midiland 5.1 set up, which unfortunately does not have discrete six channel inputs.