Shoot, nvidia's sandstorm was one of the better codecs out there, once upon a time. I haven't seen VIA's Envy series in quite a while, either. However, with HP's love affair with Beats Audio, we may see some better things out there. And to be honest, on my dv7, its pretty awesome.
Sony Zeiss 55/1.8
Minolta 100/2, 28-135/4-4.5, 17-35 D
Minolta MC 50/1.4, MD 35-70/3.5, 300/4.5