Currently I'm using the onboard audio on a Maximus V Gene which is just a realtek chipset with creative software used to make it sound better. I'm looking for something that will make my current solution sound like a cheap pair of 10 dollar skullcandy ear buds. My budget is $250 USD or under. I was looking at offerings from both ASUS and HT|Omega and the HT|Omega seem to have less issues with drivers, but they are still there. Keep in mind though that the headphone output will need to have a decently high SNR as that's what I'll always be using, no speakers. Thanks for your input.