it seemed like I found a perfect soundcard - HT Omega Claro Halo XT. However, their support guy told me that the SPDIF input didn't work with Linux drivers. I found this strange, since it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the Internet. Can someone confirm or contradict it? The SPDIF input is the main reason why I wanted to buy this card and not the STX. If it's true, I need to find another card, working with Linux, with pristine sound quality, SPDIF input and preferrably a heaphone amp. Any suggestions?
I know that some people on that board have this card, even if you don't have Linux installed, could you try it with some sort of a (not too old) Live CD?