if u really hate those headphones u can throw them my wayI don't use any effects on my Audigy2 ZS either. I hate them. All those posts, and I completely forgot to mention my setup. lol.
Speakers: none atm. Used to be a pair of M-Audio powered monitors, but I sold them, as I want a 5.1 setup. Soon to be Polk RM6750 5.1's
Headphones: Razer Barracuda HP-1 5.1 surround. Terrible headphones. Regret purchasing them. Shure E2c IEMs that need recorded due to my bunny eating the cord.
Soundcard: Audigy 2 ZS (thinking about upgrading soon)
Software: D_K Drivers; FLAC and WAV encoding only. 320kbps AAC for portables.
Amp/Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR500 65Wx5 (at 8 ohms)
Audio Obsession Level: Audiophile without the money to be an Audiophile. lol. I'd spend $100k on my setup if I could. lol. I used to run live sound semi-professionally.