OMG is all I'm going to say.... I needed something new for my production system and so it came... EMU 1212m KRK VXT6's Ohh heaven hath come down on my ears... Well says something about creative can do "something" right... Sorry I still hate the massively bloated drivers for this card, but I will admit its output is astonishing. The speakers are purely breath taking. There are better speakers out there, but honestly I couldn't find any under almost 2x the price... Now with studio monitors that can be "REALLY" judged per person, but I find them to be quite neutral which is what I like. Best part is that sound card works with all my computer games too... I installed a few under that systems multi-boot into vista and sound works great... *Only 2 channels*.. Had to share some experiences, I'm psyched. I give it about another 2 hours before my girlfriend starts reaming down my neck over.