Ok so this is the only place I buy all my computer stuff and these are the options.
I want to get a sound card for my new Z-5500's I am getting for christmas. Currently I have onboard Realtek sound(not even HD sound). Ok so I want a card where it will be a great improvement over onboard but I don't want to get so high end where I hardly even notice the difference from a card $20-$50 cheaper. So if say an $80 card sounds great and the $140 card cannot make a noticeable difference above that, then I would want the $80 one, but say if the $140 one does make a big improvement then I would want the $140 one. Or whatever the case may be. So pretty much which sound card will give me the most bang for my buck.
BTW: The main purpose of the card will be for music, This is my casual computer and I will be getting the top of the line sound card when I do my next build for a gaming rig, which won't be until June, 2008. So I guess I am trying to say best card for music only and who cares about game sound right now.