The question is, what would be better, an Audiophile card with built in headphone amps like the STX or Titanium HD, or a good gaming card like Titanium Fatality Champion paired with a decent, but maybe not extreme quality headphone amp. The idea of getting back features like Crystalizer or Native EAX supports are appealing after giving up on them while chosing away from megalodon or tactic3d sigma or other gaming headphones, but is the audio performance of audiophile cards are such that even the gaming cards with amps are not enough? Also, the STX and HD are stereo cards where Fatality is a multichannel one. This is also very important if I get a 7.1 speaker system to watch HD movies with multichannel audio. So, when all pros and cons are added up, which option is better?
And also, while at it, can anyone give details about USB systems like Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD Mentioning @Hemlock and @eXsTatik as I believe you have experience with this.