I love music! Especially when I'm on a writing tear. Nothing frustrates me more than tinny or muffled sounding play from my sound systems. Which is why I love the Creative Sound Blaster Live. It rocks. Played through my Boston Acoustics speakers, the sounds come out clean clear and distinct. The bass notes are deep and true with none of the fuzz heard on other sound cards.
Most sound cards offer 3 ports, while SB Live offers 4 ports. It offers 4.1 channel Dolby certified surround sound capabilities. It operates well with most HDMI setups, and settings on liquid crystal TV's. This is a game quality sound card, offering rich true backgrounding to most games. It is MS Certified for GFW (Games For Windows.)
For the highly affordable price tag of $59.95, you can't go wrong with this really excellent sound card.