Thinking about picking one of these up in replacement for my outdated Audigy 2 eX that is lacking support now. I hear Prelude is a regular soundcard while forte is for headphones? I don't care about headphones at all, but I might care about the MIC amp as I have a studio mic and the audigy isn't enough for it w/o the mic boost. Plus forte has all the speaker connections too. Just wanna know if anyone already did the research on the differences and can tell me which one is a definite winner for speakers.