M-audio Audiophile 2496 or Emu0404. The price difference is £10 and I will be using it for a computer based hi-fi. I will connect the souncard to an integrated amp to some bookshelf speakers. I found out that the signal however from the soundcard will be analog because amplifiers dont have a DAC in them-is this true? So listening to music is what Ill primary be using the card for as you'd guess, but also to record directly from my guitar amplifier. Which would you recommend from experience? Thanks in advance.