I have an soundblaster audigy 2 zs platinumum. With logitech x-530 speakers.
This sound card is awsome, but the speakers don't have the clearest clarity.
I am a musician so for recording guitar etc i have a behringer mixer plugged into the mic2/line channel. I'd reccomend this soundcard to anyone interested in gaming or recording music.
I used to have a Creative Live, but it died and sucked anyways. My motherboard's onboard sound is actually better than it was.
I run either my Logitech headset or 5.1 X-530s off my onboard sound. It works great for my uses.
I use a panasonic stero system that needed around a dozen adapters in order to connect to a computer. Sounds good, though.
*edit: I've counted the adapters: 3 splitters, 4 mini-to-AV adapters, eight F to F AV adapters. For a total of 15.
Well i have a labtec arena 685 5.1 Speaker System and a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy that Supports 5.1 surrond sound
and it actually rocks the mirrors on the windows and the wooden floor on our house when i set it to the maximum volume and bass and the sound does not get distorted.. it might be because of the sound card that i bought prior to my internal sound card
I use a Creative X-fi Fatal1ty, and it's paired up with a set of Logitech x-640 5.1 speakers. Not the best there is, but they keep the sound to a loud and acceptable level. Also, I use iTunes for actually playing the music.
i have onboard realtek ac'97 stereo sound, not your standard audiophile card but good enough (wouldn't mind an audigy 4 platinum or x-fi tho)
speakers are creative itrigue 3400 2.1
Sadly a Realtek AC'97, The Original Sound Card that came with my second PC, Lets just say my Creative one failed me and wasn't in the mood to replace it since it isn't a priority.
i use onboard Realtek HD Audio with creative t3000 2.1 speakers, and to play online i use labtec gaming fx:1 headphones
I have the onboard Nvidia 6 channel audio "card" that came with my DFI board. I am using Kinyo 2.1 speakers right now that i got at CVS (thats a local drug store for those outside of the states). Right now it works fine for my needs, but i have been playing with the idea of getting a creative Audigy 2 or X-FI for some time now, and then i would get some of the logitec 6.1 speakers...only thing is that i dont know how well they will fit in my dorm setup...
I have a Creative Audigy 2 ZS and a Pioneer S V840A--W set