Will a Soundblaster Audigy 2 Value Work?
I'm planning to purchase a sound card as I've grown tired with all the hissing present in the signal from my integrated sound chip and I'd like to have a microphone port to be able to start using Skype. I've set my eyes on the Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Value (bulk), which I could get for 42€. ($50 USD)
This card, however, is not specifically listed in the list of supported sound cards by alsa-project.org, and I am wondering whether I should go and pay 14€ ($17 USD) extra for the next option, an Audigy 4 (bulk) (This is the version that comes without the front panel. Oddly enough it's cheaper than a bulk Audigy 2 ZS.) to be sure to have proper driver support in Linux.
So how is it, would I get proper microphone support etc. if i bought the Audigy 2 Value or should I throw in more cash for the Audigy 4? Or scratch both and buy an Audigy 2 ZS for 65€ ($77 USD) (23€ more than the Audigy 2 Value and 9€ more than an Audigy 4)?
I'm unsure if this is relevant, but anyway, my distro is Fedora Core 4.