Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but I'm sure you guys must have some relevant comments/experience.

Following some problems with the sound on my laptop, I have decided to move to an external sound card. I have been offered good deals on the following 2 products:

Trust 510ex Usb 5.1 Sound Expert External

Soundblaster Live! 24 bit External

Have any of you had any experience with either of these?

Many thanks