I have the Audigy2 Platinum EX, and am at present running some old Creative 2.1 Inspires. This does sound pretty good, but I would like to upgrade. I am only interested in listening to music, and not at all interested in gaming etc. Therefore I would say 2.1 is absolutely fine. I have a decent hi-fi system: Linn, Arcam, Mission etc, and whilst I know I cannot get that kinda sound from a pc system, it would be great to find something that doesn't "jar". Any suggestions would be, as usual, very gratefully received!