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1 Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus SABRE32-class Hi-res 32-bit/384 kHz PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC... Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus SABRE32-class Hi-res 32-bit/384 kHz PCIe Gaming Sound Card and... No ratings yet
2 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Internal Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp... Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Internal Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp... No ratings yet
3 ASUS XONAR SE 5.1 Channel 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res 116dB SNR PCIe Gaming Sound Card with Windows 10... ASUS XONAR SE 5.1 Channel 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res 116dB SNR PCIe Gaming Sound Card with Windows 10... No ratings yet
4 T10 External Sound Card, PHOINIKAS USB Audio Adapter for PC Windows, Mac, Linux, Laptops, Desktops,... T10 External Sound Card, PHOINIKAS USB Audio Adapter for PC Windows, Mac, Linux, Laptops,... No ratings yet
5 UGREEN USB to Audio Jack Sound Card Adapter with Dual TRS 3-Pole 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone USB... UGREEN USB to Audio Jack Sound Card Adapter with Dual TRS 3-Pole 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone... No ratings yet
6 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 3 External USB Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and Play... Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 3 External USB Sound Adapter for Windows and Mac. Plug and Play... No ratings yet
7 Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Internal PCI-e Gaming Sound Card and DAC, 24-bit / 192 kHz, 116 dB SNR,... Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Internal PCI-e Gaming Sound Card and DAC, 24-bit / 192 kHz, 116 dB... No ratings yet
8 Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Black SABRE32-class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC... Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Black SABRE32-class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and... No ratings yet
9 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp No ratings yet
10 USB Sound Card, TechRise USB External Stereo Sound Adapter Splitter Converter with Volume Control... USB Sound Card, TechRise USB External Stereo Sound Adapter Splitter Converter with Volume Control... No ratings yet
11 Professional Noise Reduction Live Broadcast Sound Card, Bluetooth 4.0 Live Sound Card V300 Pro Sound... Professional Noise Reduction Live Broadcast Sound Card, Bluetooth 4.0 Live Sound Card V300 Pro... No ratings yet
12 Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Black Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC (Renewed) Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Black Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC (Renewed) No ratings yet
13 Padarsey PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D... Padarsey PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D...
14 Sound Card,Optimal Shop 6 Channel External Sound Card USB 2.0 External 5.1 Surround Sound Optical... Sound Card,Optimal Shop 6 Channel External Sound Card USB 2.0 External 5.1 Surround Sound Optical... No ratings yet
15 Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC, External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone... Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC, External USB Sound Card with Xamp... No ratings yet
16 HyperX Amp USB Sound Card - Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound - Works with PC/PS4 - Plug and Play Audio... HyperX Amp USB Sound Card - Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound - Works with PC/PS4 - Plug and Play Audio... No ratings yet
17 HINYSENO PCI-E CMI8738 5.1 Channel Stereo Sound Card Signal-Noise-Reduction Win XP/Win 7/ Win 8/ Win... HINYSENO PCI-E CMI8738 5.1 Channel Stereo Sound Card Signal-Noise-Reduction Win XP/Win 7/ Win 8/... No ratings yet
18 StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card - External Sound Card for Laptop with SPDIF Digital Audio - Sound... StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card - External Sound Card for Laptop with SPDIF Digital Audio - Sound... No ratings yet
19 GODSHARK PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 8 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D... GODSHARK PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 8 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D... No ratings yet
20 VAlinks USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Optical S/PDIF Audio Sound Card Adapter... VAlinks USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Optical S/PDIF Audio Sound Card... No ratings yet

Bestseller No. 1
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus SABRE32-class Hi-res 32-bit/384 kHz PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC...
  • SUPPORTS DOLBY DIGITAL AND DTS – Now with support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS Encoding for even more delivery options to your external audio...
  • POWERFUL DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP – Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus features Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amp that utilizes bi-amplification...
  • PRISTINE AUDIO QUALITY – Featuring the SABRE32 ultra-class PCI-e DAC to deliver up to 32-bit / 384 kHz playback with a 122 dB DNR, ultra-low...
  • RGB YOUR GAMING RIG – The AE-5 Plus has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Enjoy a symphony of lights...
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO PROCESSING – The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus rides on Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio processing and enhancements,...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Internal Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp...
  • Easily converts the PC into a cinematic entertainment system by providing a compelling 5.1 surround sound
  • Advanced Audio Processing with SBX Pro Studio, a suite of Sound Blaster audio processing technologies that let you bring out the best in your audio
  • Supports Windows 11 and includes both half-height and full-height brackets for most PC builds, as well as the Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel, a...
  • 600 ohm headphone amp for high performance, studio grade monitoring
  • 106 SNR and 24-bit 192kHz DAC (Playback) and 96kHz ADC (Recording)
Bestseller No. 3
ASUS XONAR SE 5.1 Channel 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res 116dB SNR PCIe Gaming Sound Card with Windows 10...
  • 5.1 channel, 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res audio with a 300ohm headphone amp for detailed, immersive sound with punchy, defined bass
  • Realtek ALC1220X codec delivers a crystal clear 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • ASUS Hyper Grounding Technology ensures minimal audio distortion and interference
  • Xonar Audio Center enables full audio control via an intuitive, spacious interface
  • Included Low Profile Bracket allows the Xonar to fit perfectly into most systems
SaleBestseller No. 4
T10 External Sound Card, PHOINIKAS USB Audio Adapter for PC Windows, Mac, Linux, Laptops, Desktops,...
  • PLUG & PLAY USB SOUND CARD: PHOINIKAS USB audio adapter can be used to replace a faulty sound card or audio port. Add a 3.5mm port to the computer...
  • COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with all common systems, including Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Mac IOS, etc. At the same time, you can connect multiple USB...
  • PERSONALIZED FUNCTION & 4 FEET CABLE: The sound card has a variety of sound effects, you can switch by "EQ", also has mini LED indicator, surround...
  • STEREO SOUND ADAPTER: The External sound card has 360 ° stereo sound surround to prevent electromagnetic interference, and has stable and best sound...
  • MULTI-PORT SOUND CARD: PHOINIKAS external sound card is a sound card with audio chip, it has 6 ports, 3 of which are USB2.0 ports, and the other 3 are...
SaleBestseller No. 5
UGREEN USB to Audio Jack Sound Card Adapter with Dual TRS 3-Pole 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone USB...
  • UGREEN Aux to USB adapter offers an easy and portable way to upgrade the sound quality of your favorite laptop or desktop computer. This USB to audio...
  • Seductive Sound for You: With a built-in DAC high-resolution chip, UGREEN USB to headphone jack for PC provides you with high fidelity audio. Up to...
  • Plug and play: No driver required, just plug and play! USB bus-powered, no external power required for this convenient sound card. In addition, UGREEN...
  • Wide Compatibility: The USB to audio jack is Compatible with Windows 11/10/98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8/Linux/Mac OSX/PS5/PS4/Google...
  • Compact and Portable: Durable ABS material make the USB to headphone jack compact and lightweight. IMPORTANT NOTE: This usb sound card only supports...
SaleBestseller No. 7
Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Internal PCI-e Gaming Sound Card and DAC, 24-bit / 192 kHz, 116 dB SNR,...
  • PRISTINE AUDIO CLARITY – With up to 116 dB SNR at an amazing bit rate of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, enjoy impressive audio quality for your every need....
  • SBX GAMING EQ PROFILES – Emerge as the last man standing with our updated SBX Gaming Profiles for hot titles such as Apex Legends, Fortnite,...
  • IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND – Get fully immersed and stay focused on your games with our surround sound. The Sound Blaster Z SE now supports 7.1...
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR COMMUNICATION – Comes with a list of Microphone EQ Presets that compensates for your headset’s built-in mic so you can be heard...
SaleBestseller No. 8
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Black SABRE32-class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC...
  • SUPPORTS DOLBY DIGITAL AND DTS – Now with support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS Encoding for even more delivery options to your external audio...
  • POWERFUL DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP – Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus features Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amp that utilizes bi-amplification...
  • PRISTINE AUDIO QUALITY – Featuring the SABRE32 ultra-class PCI-e DAC to deliver up to 32-bit / 384 kHz playback with a 122 dB DNR, ultra-low...
  • RGB YOUR GAMING RIG – The AE-5 Plus has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO PROCESSING – The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus rides on Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio processing and enhancements,...
SaleBestseller No. 9
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp
  • Advanced chipset is designed to process the legendary EAX reverb engine for powerful enhanced audio
  • Immerse yourself in full cinematic 7.1 multi-channel audio, perfect for games, movies and music
  • 106dB SNR ensures a high level of audio quality and supported operating systems is Windows 8, Windows XP SP2 or higher, Windows Vista SP1 or higher,...
  • 600 ohm headphone amp provides studio grade monitoring
  • High quality 24-bit 192 kHz stereo direct playback
SaleBestseller No. 10
USB Sound Card, TechRise USB External Stereo Sound Adapter Splitter Converter with Volume Control...
  • 3.5mm JACK DEVICE: USB audio sound card, supports normal stereo, earphone, headphone, headset or microphone with 3.5mm jack, Raspberry Pi 2/3 Xbox PS4...
  • NO DRIVER REQUIRED:Headset USB adaptor, international USB connector, no extra drivers are needed, easy to use, plug and play for instant audio...
  • MIXER FUNCTION: Multi-channel will bring you a “surround sound” experience. Mini LED and surround sound can improve the level of gaming audio....
  • OPERATIING SYSTEM: The external USB 2.0 sound card adapter can work with all major operation systems like Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/...
  • ADJUSTABLE AUDIO SOUND: The volume of the output audio can be adjusted by the volume roller on the control panel. Adjust the appropriate sound volume...
Bestseller No. 11
Professional Noise Reduction Live Broadcast Sound Card, Bluetooth 4.0 Live Sound Card V300 Pro Sound...
  • Noise Reduction: With smart noise control chip, audio processing is faster and more stable, make the input sound voice more clear, and there is no...
  • Features: A variety of live control sound effects, sound modes and adjustments, professional control, easy to use. It can be used for DJ, music studio...
  • Bluetooth: Support Bluetooth 4.0, accompaniment music can be transferred via mobile phone, free from the shackles of wires.With smart noise control...
  • Bluetooth: Support Bluetooth 4.0, accompaniment music can be transferred via mobile phone, free from the shackles of wires.
  • Compatibility: Highly compatibility, suitable for mobile phone/computer. And support forWindows/for Mac/for Android/for IOS.Support to connect 2...
Bestseller No. 12
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Black Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC (Renewed)
  • Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification - The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone...
  • SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for hi-resolution audio for games, music, and movies.
  • Customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip
  • Rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements.
  • Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage
Bestseller No. 13
Padarsey PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D...
  • 1) PCIe sound card, 5.1 stereo audio card
  • 2) Easily convert the PC into a cinematic entertainment system by providing a 5.1 3D stereo surrounding sound
  • 3) With low profile bracket for 2U case, your best choice of sound card for PC desktop
  • 4) 16-bit multimedia digital signal editing decoder inside, Supports 32/64-bit audio processing, recording and playback
Bestseller No. 14
Sound Card,Optimal Shop 6 Channel External Sound Card USB 2.0 External 5.1 Surround Sound Optical...
  • USB 6 Channel 5.1 External Sound Audio Card for PC Laptop OS support: win98 / XP / 2000 / Vista / Win7/8.External sound card USB 6 channel 5.1 audio....
  • USB sound is and USB audio controller. It supports 32KBz, 44.1khz. (which two need driver or application software support) and 48Khz sampling rate in...
  • In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback In digital recording mode, it receives SPDIF digital audio input and sends...
  • If you want the fiber output to support 5.1-channel output, you must have the following conditions:1.The sound source must be DTS 5.1 channels, such...
  • 2.The player settings are important: if it is set up with PowerDVD software from the fiber output "Passthrough" through. Meaning that the sound card...
Bestseller No. 15
Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC, External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone...
  • UPGRADE YOUR GAMES ON PS4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH, AND PC | Get immediate increased enjoyment over basic motherboard and controller audio! Apart...
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY | Enjoy full audio customization and enhanced audio realism with immersive 7.1 surround virtualization,...
  • 7.1 VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND AND DOLBY DIGITAL | Enjoy the latest in immersion technology with Dolby Digital decoding or Sound Blaster’s proprietary...
  • DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP | Custom-designed Xamp headphone amplifier features discrete components through all stages of amplification in a bi-amp design....
  • 130dB DNR, 32-bit 384kHz DAC Advanced 32-bit oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology eliminates distortion, ensuring audio is...
Bestseller No. 16
HyperX Amp USB Sound Card - Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound - Works with PC/PS4 - Plug and Play Audio...
  • HyperX custom tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound
  • Convenient Audio control box 2M/6.5 feet cable length
  • Enhanced Microphone noise cancellation
  • Plug n play Audio upgrade for Stereo headsets
Bestseller No. 17
HINYSENO PCI-E CMI8738 5.1 Channel Stereo Sound Card Signal-Noise-Reduction Win XP/Win 7/ Win 8/ Win...
  • PCI Express 5.1-channel stereo surround sound card, using CMI8738 multi-channel audio chip processor
  • Support 6-channel surround sound output, compatible with DLS sound library technology, A3D 1.0 and DS3D, DirectSound, 3D, EAX sound.
  • CMI8738 5.1CH sound card, compatible with Intel HD single-chip audio system, can be connected to the controller of the HAD codec.
  • Support sampling resolution:192k/176.4k/96k/88.2k/48k/44.1k and 16/24bits
  • Support Win XP / Vista /Win7 / Win8 / Win8.1/Win10, 32-bitor 64-bit
SaleBestseller No. 18
StarTech.com 7.1 USB Sound Card - External Sound Card for Laptop with SPDIF Digital Audio - Sound...
  • 7.1 USB SOUND CARD: This External Sound Card adds up to 7.1 channels of audio through a single USB port to your computer; This sound card supports...
  • UPGRADE YOUR PC SOUND: With support for analog and digital audio output for stereo to 7.1 channel audio applications, the bus-powered audio to USB...
  • QUALITY AUDIO: Supports 44.1KHz and 48KHz sampling rates for analog playback and recording; SPDIF Digital output only supports 48KHz audio playback;...
  • EASY INSTALLATION: The digital audio adapter is easy to install with plug and play support in Windows 7/8.1/10; The external sound card features...
Bestseller No. 19
GODSHARK PCIe Sound Card, 5.1 Internal Sound Card for PC Windows 8 7 with Low Profile Bracket, 3D...
  • PCIe sound card, 5.1 stereo audio card.
  • Easily convert the PC into a cinematic entertainment system by providing a 5.1 3D stereo surrounding sound.
  • With low profile bracket for 2U case, your best choice of sound card for PC desktop.
  • 16-bit multimedia digital signal editing decoder inside, Supports 32/64-bit audio processing, recording and playback.
  • Supports direct sound, A3D and EAX, HRTF 3D tone. Supports Windows 2000 / NT / XP / 7 / 8.
Bestseller No. 20
VAlinks USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Optical S/PDIF Audio Sound Card Adapter...
  • USB 6 Channel 5.1 External Sound Audio Card for PC Laptop OS support: win 10/ 9/ 8 / XP / 2000 / Vista. External sound card USB 6 channel 5.1 audio....
  • USB sound is and USB audio controller. It supports 32KHz, 44.1KHz. (which two need driver or application software support) and 48KHz sampling rate in...
  • In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback In digital recording mode, it receives SPDIF digital audio input and sends...
  • If you want the fiber output to support 5.1-channel output, you must have the following conditions:1.The sound source must be DTS 5.1 channels, such...
  • The player settings are important: if it is set up with PowerDVD software from the fiber output "Passthrough" through. Meaning that the sound card is...

What should you look for when purchasing the best sound card?

To purchase the right product, you need to research its qualities and flaws.

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  • How does buying sound card benefit me?
  • Is it worth the price?
  • Which sound card is the best option to go for in the nowadays market?
  • What features are essential when purchasing the sound card?
  • Which brand of the this is most trustworthy?
  • Which sound card has the best price/value ratio?

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It helps us to put together a high-quality buying guide that will provide you with pros and cons, features, and reasons the product is the right choice for you. To get the sound card that will suit your needs best, you should consider the following factors:

Advantages of the Brand

Every brand of sound card holds different values to it. Typically, each and every brand will have something unique that will attract your attention and make you consider their product as the leading option. The more unique the feature is, the more it will allure you to the product and its value.

Features

Each product has some value that separates it from the pack. Therefore, always ask yourself what features are relevant when purchasing the sound card? What is essential for this product to have?

Value of the product

This factor is crucial since it can tell you how much value you will get for your money’s worth when purchasing this.

Customer reviews

The second opinion always matters when you cannot decide on which product you should opt for. These reviews will paint you the picture of the sound card by real-world customers that had experience with the product and inform you on how well it served them.

Customer ratings


Customer ratings are similar to reviews but offer you a number or star rating of the sound card, which can tip the scales when you are unsure which product to choose.

Reliability

To get the sound card that will serve your purposes and pay off, you need to choose a reliable and durable one. High-quality product equals wise investment and peace of mind.

Beware off-brands

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FAQ:

Q: What makes a good sound card?

A: What makes a good audio card. A good soundcard needs two things: Good Digital to Analog Converters, and good drivers. As for specific specs, you want a high Signal to Noise Ratio [ SnR ], a large dynamic range, and low harmonic distortion.

Q: What exactly is a sound card used for?

A: DAC (Digital to Analog Converter): With the help of this,the sound cards can convert digital data into analog sound. ADC (Analog to Digital Converter): With the help of this,the sound cards can convert the input analog sound in digital recording. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect ). …

Q: What does a sound card do exactly?

A: The sound card is an expansion card that allows the computer to send audio information to an audio device , like speakers, a pair of headphones, etc. There are many uses for a sound card, like to hear sound from a video game, listen to music or movies, have text be read to you, etc.