I am looking for some advice on a good sound card. I thought finding one would be easy, but, to my great dismay, there are severe issues with almost cards I'm interested in. I'm on Windows 10, 64-bit, btw. Here is what I gathered so far: 1) The 'Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1' was my first choice. Then, upon some googling, I found out ASUS only offers crappy 22.214.171.124 beta (!) drivers for Win 10 64-bit. And they have pretty much ababdoned this card (last beta update was from November last year). How they get away with this is beyond me. 2) So, I figured a 'STRIX RAID DLX 7.1' it is then. Same issue, though: only silly beta drivers available (and a firmware update, which is also beta, LOL). 3) A trusted 'Creative Sound Blaster Zx(R)' then? A bit of googling quickly revealed that these cards constantly 'fall away' in your Device Manager, and act as if it's completely absent. Seriously, my irritation level is pretty high, right now. LOL, no seriously. I mean, I have like 200-300 Euros to spend on a good audio card, and the ones I find either have hardware issues, or are as good as completely unsupported (beta crap drivers, no longer being updated). So, I'm looking for a bit of advice on getting a good card. I'd say I lean towards 'audiophile' over 'gamer,' and I'd like a strong (hi-fi) head-phones out on my card, that will support at least 5.1 sound playback. Thank you for staying with me this far.