So I haven't had a soundcard in my computer for...hell, 10 years or so. However long it's been since Vista released and fudged soundblaster's drivers. I've just been using the mobo's sound and have no complaints.
But I've been curious...what do you guys use for sound lately? I tried perusing Newegg's site, and I saw a million different things I wasn't expecting...basically everything BUT just a soundcard! Amps, USB plug-ins, all sorts of strange shit.
I don't consider myself to be an audiophile, but I do appreciate quality sound. I'd like to pull myself out of the dark ages and get a dedicated soundcard again (or whatever it is you young bucks are using now). I'm not looking to drop megabucks on it lol. It'll mostly be for headset use, though I do have a 5.1 speaker system, if either of those make a difference.
I'm mostly just curious what types of setups you guys use for audio, specifically for gaming and such.