I have a high-end 2.1 settup, back from the days when such things existed. My Aureal SQ2500 was better than my SB Live 5.1, but later tests against my similar onboard sound showed the difference to be marginal. I think buying a Creative soundcard is a waste of money.
<font color=blue>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to a hero as big as Crashman!</font color=blue>
<font color=red>Only a place as big as the internet could be home to an ego as large as Crashman's!</font color=red>