I just bought a creative soundblaster fatality recon3d and what a pos that was ! The sound was distorted and the levels kept dropping as i played with the equalizer just horrible card imo. So the main reason i was in the market for a soundcard was because the voice/microphone input on my motherboard sounded bad, alot of background noise and just overall poor. However the music playback from the board is great its just the microphone like when i use ventrilo all my pals are saying sounds like theeres a tornado in my room. so just wondering what sound card or other solution would give me good clarity on the microphone. would a usb headset be better or is it just gonna have the same sound filtration the motherboards going to give ?