Well buckaroos. Time to start slingin' the audio knowledge now that the forums are back on track. For the audio affectionados, this will be a blessing. Hopefully, for those that aren't, they will learn something, or perhaps be plagued by this thread being on the front page for a while. Now, first order of business. What is your audio setup? Second, how do you like it, why did you buy it, when, and do you long for something more? Lastly, I would like to discuss the workings of our audio equipment. Wattage, impendance, loudness, architecture, and price of your setup. For my input in this thread. I have a Soundblaster PCI 128 hooked up to my PIII rig with a pair of Philips 280Watt speakers running from a Philips FW-C555 stereo system. They sound pretty good, 4 speakers per speaker, however much sense that makes. Bass, 2 tweeters, and the big center one. The impendance is 6ohms, and I paid $250 for the setup about a year ago. Sennheiser HD497 are the headphones for this PC. They cost me about $100, about 3 months ago. I'm very happy with the performance of the audio on this PC. On an unrelated note, I am also happy with the performance of this old PC. I have 896MB of RAM on a PIII 500Mhz, 60GB HD, and an ATi Radeon 8500DV. It loads WinXP Pro in 23 seconds. Now back on track, I would like to encase the Philips speakers into an acrylic case of sorts, just to see the inner workings of these babies at work. My second system is a P4, and in it I have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 Gamer. I only have a pair of Sennheiser HD590s hooked up to it. I'm also pretty satisfied with the performance of this PC's sound system. I would like a nice, large, audio setup for it, but it would be rarely used. This is why I have the Sennies.