Recommandation for supported high quality soundcard FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT/AMD64

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Tue Feb 13 14:41:36 UTC 2007

Months ago I was looking for a replecement sound card for my onboard 
ALC97 sound and therefore I purchased a Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE 
in hope this is supported by the snd_emu10k[x] driver as its name 
suggested. But it was an great err.
Now I'm looking for an adequate replacement for even this soundcard and 
followed several dicussions about the problematic prevention for open 
source development by Creative and other companies keeping their data 
sheets closed. I read something about envy24-based soundcards which are 
said to be as good as Creative's X-Fi type soundcards but for half of 
the price.

To make my desire short in words: Can you please recommend some envy24 
based good or better quality (not the best high-end HiFi) soundcard 
which has an opensource support, even in FreeBSD?

Here in Germany I find only brands like Creative and TerraTec with 
adequate 7.1 capable soundcards.

I would like to purchase a sound card which has native FreeBSD driver.

Thanks you for your attention and suggestions in advance,

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