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  •  PCI Express x 1, 5.1 Ch...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core 3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: 70SB150600000
  • Item #: N82E16829102049
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $199.99
  • $184.99
  • Save: 8%
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
  (438)
  •  PCI Express x1 Low Profi...
  •  Powered by complete Dolb...
  •  VocalFX voice processing...
  • Audio Chipset: ASUS AV100
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: Xonar DX
  • Item #: N82E16829132006
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $129.99
  • $119.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 PCIe Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp
  (40)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 106dB
  • Line In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Model #: AUDIGY FX
  • Item #: N82E16829102062
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone
  (286)
  •  PCI Express x 1, 5.1 Cha...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core 3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: Z
  • Item #: N82E16829102048
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
  (456)
  •  PCI v2.2, 5.1 Channels
  •  Dolby Headphone for an ...
  •  GX2.5 for realistic 3D a...
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CMI8786
  • Sample Rate: 96KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 105dB
  • Model #: Xonar DG
  • Item #: N82E16829132020
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $34.99
  • $24.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
  (49)
  •  PCI Express x1, 7.1 Chan...
  •  GX2.5 for realistic 3D g...
  •  DTS Connect technology f...
  • Audio Chipset: ASUS AV66
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: Up to 107dB
  • Model #: Xonar DSX
  • Item #: N82E16829132053
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $79.99
  • $69.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar U3 USB Interface Sound Card
  (12)
  •  16-bit 48KHz
  •  USB Interface
  •  Smart Volume Normalizer
  • Audio Chipset: ASUS UA100
  • Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • SNR: 100dB
  • Model #: Xonar U3
  • Item #: N82E16829132022
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $49.99
  • $39.99 after $10.00 rebate card
  • $5.99 Shipping

ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card
  (116)
  •  PCI Express x1, 5.1 Chan...
  •  Dolby Headphone technolo...
  •  ASUS exclusive GX2.5 gam...
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CMI8786
  • Sample Rate: 96KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: Up to 105dB
  • Model #: Xonar DGX
  • Item #: N82E16829132052
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $49.99
  • $39.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116 dB PCIe Gaming Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module
  (96)
  •  PCI Express x 1, 5.1 Ch...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core 3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: 70SB150600000
  • Item #: N82E16829102049
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech PCISOUND5CH2 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  16-bit 48KHz
  •  PCI Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media - 8738LX
  • Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • External Box: Sound Board
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • Model #: PCISOUND5CH2
  • Item #: N82E16829128013CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $33.99
  • $21.00 $24.99
  • 1$24.99
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCIe 124dB SNR Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module
  (101)
  •  PCI Express x1 5.1 Chann...
  •  124dB SNR of Superior Ex...
  •  600 ohm Headphone Amp
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 124dB
  • Model #: ZXR
  • Item #: N82E16829102050
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB 2 Channels USB Interface Black Audio Adapter
  (121)
  •  2 Channels
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CM108
  • Line In: Yes
  • Line Out: Yes
  • Dimensions: 0.59" x 3.15" x 1.57"
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIOB
  • Item #: N82E16829128004CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $39.99
  • $19.94 $20.99
  • 1$20.99
  • 2-3$20.36
  • 4-5$20.15
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY FX Sound Card with SBX Pro Studio - OEM
  (5)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  24-bit / 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 106dB
  • Line In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Model #: AUDIGY FX
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative SOUND BLASTER PLAY! 2 USB Interface Sound Card
  •  USB Interface
  • External Box: Yes
  • System Requirements: For Windows OS Intel Core2 Duo processor 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for software installation 1 GB RAM 600 MB of free hard disk space Available USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 port For Mac OS Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.8 GHz Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for software installation 1 GB RAM 600 MB of free hard disk space Available USB 2.0 port
  • Part: 70SB162000000
  • Package Contents: Sound Blaster Play! 2 Splitter Cable, Length 0.11m Quick Start Leaflet Installation CD
  • Model #: PLAY! 2
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $35.93
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STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech.com USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio
  (2)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  96KHz
  •  USB 2.0 Interface
  • Audio Chipset: VIA VT1630A
  • Sample Rate: 96KHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • SNR: 91 dB
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO2D
  • Item #: N82E16829128011CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $55.99
  • $40.73 $48.99
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Go! 70SB129000000 USB Interface X-Fi Go! Pro Sound Board
  (38)
  •  24-bit 44.10 kHz
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: X-Fi
  • Sample Rate: 44.10 kHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • Model #: 70SB129000000
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $68.37
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
  (398)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 96KHz
  •  PCI Interface
  • Sample Rate: 96KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 100dB
  • Line In: Yes
  • Model #: Sound Blaster Audigy SE
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7D 7 Channels USB Interface Audio Adapter External Sound Card
  (10)
  •  7 Channels
  •  44.1 / 48 KHz
  •  USB Interface
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 / 48 KHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • Line In: Yes
  • Line Out: Front, Surround, Centre/bass, Back
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO7D
  • Item #: N82E16829128010CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $93.99
  • $44.99
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY RX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 106dB
  • Line In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Model #: AUDIGY RX
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

HT Omega HT Omega HT Omega HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
  (86)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CMI8788
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • Line In: Yes
  • Model #: eClaro
  • Item #: N82E16829271006
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $220.99
  • $9.99 Shipping

ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS STRIX SOAR 8 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card
  (5)
  •  8 Channels
  •  44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96...
  •  PCI Express Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media USB2.0 6632AX High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 384KHz / 24bit)
  • Sample Rate: 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96K / 176.4K / 192KHz
  • SNR: Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) : 116dB Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Headphone-out) : 110dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) : 110dB
  • Line In: 1 x 3.5 mm jack (1/8") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
  • Model #: STRIX SOAR
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $148.80
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STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech ICUSBAUDIO 2 Channels USB Interface Audio Adapter
  (136)
  •  2 Channels
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CM108
  • Line In: Yes
  • Line Out: Yes
  • Dimensions: 0.59" x 3.15" x 1.57"
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO
  • Item #: N82E16829128002CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $45.99
  • $20.99
  • Save: 54%
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ASUS ASUS ASUS Asus Xonar U7 Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  192 kHz
  •  USB 2.0 Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media 6632A
  • Sample Rate: 192 kHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • SNR: 110 dB 114 dB
  • Model #: U7
  • Item #: N82E16829132067CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $132.99
  • $126.09 $129.99
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Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Labs Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 Channels USB Interface Sound Card
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  USB Interface
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 120dB
  • Model #: Sound BlasterX G5
  • Item #: 9SIA7BB3X35079
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • $194.99
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS STRIX RAID DLX 8 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card
  •  8 Channels
  •  16bit / 24bit 44.1K / 48...
  •  PCI Express Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media USB2.0 6632AX High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 384KHz / 24bit)
  • Sample Rate: 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96K / 176.4K / 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 16bit / 24bit
  • SNR: Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) : 124dB Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Headphone-out) : 124dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) : 117dB
  • Model #: STRIX RAID DLX
  • Item #: N82E16829132102CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $319.99
  • $305.99
  • $8.99 Shipping

HT Omega HT Omega HT Omega HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
  (39)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CMI8788
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 120dB
  • Model #: CLARO II
  • Item #: N82E16829271007
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $229.99
  • $9.99 Shipping

STARTECH STARTECH STARTECH StarTech.com 5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter
  (6)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  16-bit 48KHz
  •  PCI Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media - 8738LX
  • Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • External Box: Sound Board
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • Model #: PCISOUND5CH2
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $25.24
  • $5.99 Shipping

ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Audio Card
  (155)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Interface
  • Audio Chipset: ASUS AV200
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: Up to 107dB
  • Model #: Xonar DS
  • Item #: 9SIA8X036X2677
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • $180.71
  • $39.95 Shipping

ASUS ASUS ASUS Asus Xonar U7
  (9)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  192 kHz
  •  USB 2.0 Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media 6632A
  • Sample Rate: 192 kHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • SNR: 110 dB 114 dB
  • Model #: U7
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $124.29
  • $7.99 Shipping
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS STRIX SOAR 8 Channels Sound Card
  (1)
  •  8 Channels
  •  Analog Playback: 44.1K /...
  •  Analog Recording: 44.1K ...
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media USB2.0 6632AX High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 384KHz / 24bit)
  • Sample Rate: Analog Playback: 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96K / 176.4K / 192KHz Analog Recording: 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96K / 176.4K / 192KHz
  • SNR: Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 116dB Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Headphone-out): 110dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 110dB
  • Line In: Yes
  • Model #: STRIX SOAR
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $155.60
  • $7.99 Shipping

Sound Cards

All computers that can play audio already have sound cards. However, not all PCs come equipped with sound cards that can produce the type of audio you want. If you use a computer as a home theater, music player, or gaming system, it is ideal to have the capability for 5.1 surround sound. 5.1 means there are five speakers and one subwoofer.

Sound cards send different audio signals to each of the five speakers, so the speakers all play a different portion of the overall sound. Rather than simply hearing the audio from a computer, a listener becomes immersed in whatever is playing. This intensifies the video gaming experience and enhances your enjoyment of music and movies.

Sound Card Features to Look for

If you plan on using a computer to record or play music, consider purchasing a sound card with MIDI. MIDI is a standard for connecting electronic musical instruments. Having MIDI is especially helpful to musicians who like to write and record their own songs. With the right software programs and a sound card with MIDI, it is possible for one musician to play five different instruments (one at a time) and then overlap the recordings together to make one song on the computer.

Other important sound card specifications include whether or not the card has a microphone plug, and the operating systems that can read the card. It is especially important to check this latter detail if you are using an older operating system. Some of the newer sound cards only work with newer operating systems. Here at Newegg, we have dozens of sound cards that can transform your computer into a state-of-the-art stereo system. Our electronics are sold at discounted prices, so you will find quality products at great values on our website.

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