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Sound Card for Z-5500

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Is my Audigy 2 ZS going to take advantage of Z-5500's? If not what should I buy? I'm on linux so X-fi's are out
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I have that card and have been very pleased with the audio it produces. If you feel like upgrading, maybe an audigy 4? My friend has that card and he loves it.
    
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audigy 4 and audiy 2zs are pretty much the same card, the 4 wont sound any better. I say stick with the zs, its does me great with my 2rear 150 watt sony's
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Does Linux support most other cards besides the X-Fi series?
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