First of all I'm new to Macs. I'm using X-Fi card for music/gaming in my PC and really enjoy it. I'm looking for a soundcard for my Mac (going to purchase in the next month). I didn't find a card that suits me. I'm not a pro and don't do recording or such stuff. I just need a good sound card for music like X-Fi. Also I need 5.1 channel sound. The card should be able to offer similar features that X-Fi offers that really makes music enjoyable (Remember I'm a consumer don't care about accuracy so much, just should be pleasant to hear). The reason I'm getting Mac Pro over iMac is for this. I don't need cheap external cards. The quality and features should be comparable to X-Fi or Asus Xonar. Also I don't want cards that require additional components like amplifier and such things. I don't know anything about those things and wouldn't try. It should be as simple as a PC sound card. Thanks in advance. Apple has good hardware for everything, they've great IPS displays, good computers but the audio on mac is just unacceptable. 2.1 audio for a multimedia machine?!!!