First, the new products: I've just received the Zen Portable Media Center player. It's 20GB of goodness.
What's your take on a $499 player that can play video, stills, and music with its own screen? Sure, a few have done this already. But what about the ability to download content, legally
that you really want? Like last week's episode of your favorite TV show, or full high-quality movies.
And for my reply,
As for the Klipsch and SB Live, get a new card! The sound quality on the newer Sound Blasters kick the Live to the curb (Live SNR is 95dB, Audigy 2ZS is 108dB). While you're at it, you should get a set of our Gigaworks, rated at 98dB SNR.