hello everyone. I currently have a recon3d pcie sound card, I have bought it about 2months ago along with acomputer build so it was kind of a rush, and I went with the rule of (newer always better) but after I have been reading reviews about it I am kinda of disappointed, I have been comparing it with the motherboard onboard sound quality in movies and music and I can only hear its slightly better with a deeper sound with the recon3d over the onboard sound. although the onboard sound has a higher snr (108 SOUND TO NOICE RATION ) while the recon3d has only 102!!!. the noticable difference is in games since the recon3d has a better surround/positioning of the enviorment, foot steps, voices and gunshots in FPS games an surround sound in RTS games. I have been thinking of buying a new sound card such as asus xonar essense st since I use my headphones mainly for movies and games and don`t need to 5.1 much, but am worried that the essense is kind of old and it might not have abetter support for gaming and won`t have better drivers in the future. my current options are. 1-keep the recon3D and wait for creative to release driver updates that might make it sound better. or wait for a better product to show up. 2-go with the asus essense and see if it perform as well in games or not, if not use recon3d for games nad essense for movies and videos 3- invest the money in a bette 5.1 speaker system. 4- forget about everything, sell the recon3d and just stick wit the onboard motherboard sound. I would really appreciate your opinions and thoughts about this. what would you do if you were me? my headphones are denon ah-d1100 ( got lucky and got them new for only 97$ on electronic expo). wating for everyone replies.