With SoundBlaster finally getting some competition, accelenation has decided to check it out. So see what they have to say about the Hercules Game Theater XP 5.1 Sound Card. here's a snip:
"The problem was that no sound card really offered up the level of expansion and feature set of Creative's Platinum line of Live! Cards. While the Santa Cruz and Acoustic Edge could both support the same amount of speakers as the Live! Cards, they didn't have many of the optional connectors Creative's Live Drive offered. Hercules decided to change that."