Ok so on another forum i used to troll before TPU there is always this....we will say guy to be nice...who likes to argue with people and try and seem inferior. This isnt what bothers me. What DOES bother me is when he is typically wrong. Anywho the argument is this. He is trying to say that while using a digital receiver while playing games or anything else its just a digital pass through and the sound card is doing absolutely nothing. Now, being the enthusiasts that most TPU goers are, im sure none of you would pay upwards of 100 bucks if a sound card is just sitting in a slot doing absolutely nothing but be a $100 convertion jack to plug your mini-jack/optical/spdif cable in to. Also, hes saying that the sound card dosent shape the sound at all. I KNOW there are some true audiophiles like me who are on here. Most of you dont really say much either. (Besides a few, cough) Shaping is EQing, compression, ect. Isnt using a sound cards EQ or an XFis Crystalizer shaping sound? Surely the term hasent changed in the years ive been doing pro sound with my dad. Amirite?