According to avault.com creative have announced audigy 2 and very interesting it sounds too. Here is the story:- Creative Technology on Monday announced that several new PC audio technologies come with their new Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound cards. PC users who have a DVD-ROM drive on their PC can use the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 to hear Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio with 24-bit, 192kHz sound. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 delivers 106dB SNR and is the only stand-alone sound card with THX certification, which provides 6.1 surround sound from Dolby Digital EX movies and existing DirectSound 3D games. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 enables 24-bit, 96kHz recording, and also provides digital music enthusiasts with the Creative MediaSource player for a variety of digital music enhancements, including up-mix of stereo MP3 music into full 6.1 surround sound. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 and Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum are both slated for worldwide shipment in October. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 has an estimated street price of $129.99; the Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum 2 has an estimated street price of $199.99.