as i've heard th hecules sound card is like Turtle Beach Santa Cruz(uses the same chip).
IMO the creative labs audigy is better than Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. although i didn't have either of these cards but i've read different articles about them. it seems that Audigy provides much better features:
higher quality sound/noise >100db(officialy) >93(really)
advance EAX!!!! (i don't know what this mean but it should be higher EAX2.0 )
you can obtain Audigy for US$60(OEM) and more in <A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com" target="_new">http://www.pricewatch.com</A>
note: just get Audigy if you don't have a VIA based mobo. there are usualy conflicts between VIA chipsets and Creative sound cards. so keep this in mind.
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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Hadi on 08/29/02 05:34 AM.</EM></FONT></P>