If you're going analog go with the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1LT. Way better DACs and sound plus it can be used as a low profile card if you desire. The Creative cards are the best gaming card but not for music.
If you're going digital (Optical, etc.) go with the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1LT. Has the TOSlink built into the card and is a TRUE digital throughput not like the Creative card.