I currently have an Auzentech X-Fi Prelude, which I chose because it lets me run my speakers over spdif digital out and 5.1 headphones over 3 cable analogue outputs at the same time, without having to switch anything hardware or software wise (other than if I want to use the headphones, I just turn the speakers off).
For a while now it's started randomly generating loud white noise for 10 seconds or so, then disabling itself, and I have to change the output mode in the Auzentech software to get it to reload. Sometimes it doesn't happen for weeks, other times it happens every few hours.
Auzentech have stopped releasing driver updates for this card, so this issue and other minor things aren't going to get fixed, so I'm looking for a new card.
This simultaneous ouput is pretty much the only requirement I have, other than that the PC is used for gaming, so something geared towards that end of the market would be better.
Anyone got any recommendations?