Sound Blaster MP3 USB the way to go...
I purchased a SB Mp3 usb soundcard for an alternative to my onboard sound.... (heard the hard drive clicking away)
WOW! What a difference.. The gold plated Line out provided better signal to noise than my 600 dollar Pioneer Headunit with 6 volt preamps.
IT WAS ONLY 29.99 on ebay or 39.99 @ Best Buy..
I really like the graphic equalizer and throw in some Otpical in and outs its GREAT. MY XMPCR with toslink op out plugs right in.. Mp3's and XM are CRYSTAL CLEAR. No engine noise, no static, nothing but pure silence when muted, or when volume is at 0, the only noise is the noise you will get with a badly recorded mp3. I give it 2 thinms up for quality and price.
I noticed that it is the same size and design of the Audigy 2.. hmm mabye its the same thing minus the 5.1 sound processor? Could that be why its so good..