Yeah, SbLive isn't really known for being a stable card. however, the audigy series seems to be pretty good w/ being stable. A lot of people here also favor the Turtle beach Santa Cruz card or any other sound card that has the same sound chip. As for first hand experience in these sound cards, i can't help there. I'm only relaying what i know. Good Luck. Mnx4
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