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  •  PCI Express x1 5.1 Chann...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: Z
  • Item #: N82E16829102048
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $99.99
  • $88.99
  • Save: 11%
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ASUS newegg ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card
  (454)
  •  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 $29.99
  • $19.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY FX Sound Card with SBX Pro Studio
  (36)
  •  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
  • from $33.54
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ASUS newegg ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
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  •  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: View Return Policy
  • from $49.89
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116dB PCIe Gaming Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module
  (91)
  •  PCI Express x1, 5.1 Cha...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: 70SB150600000
  • Item #: N82E16829102049
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster Z Gaming Sound Card
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  •  PCI Express x1 5.1 Chann...
  •  TOSLink Optical Input an...
  •  Sound Core3D Processor
  • Audio Chipset: Sound Core3D
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 116dB
  • Model #: Z
  • Item #: N82E16829102048
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $88.99
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STARTECH newegg StarTech ICUSBAUDIO USB to Stereo Audio Adapter Converter
  (147)
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media - CM108AH
  • External Box: Yes
  • MIC In: Yes
  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000 Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003 Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.10) Linux
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO
  • Item #: N82E16829128002
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $13.99
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster Omni (70SB156000000) Surround Sound Card
  (9)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  USB Interface
  • External Box: Yes
  • System Requirements: On PC platform Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor at 2.2 GHz Microsoft Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista 1GB RAM 600MB free hard disk space CDROM / DVDROM drive USB 2.0 port On Mac Platform Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz Mac OS 10.6 & above 1GB RAM 600MB free hard disk space Internet connection USB 2.0 port
  • Package Contents: Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 MicroUSB 2.0 cable (1.5m) Stereo RCA to 1/8? jack adapter Installation CD Quickstart leaflet Warranty leaflet
  • Model #: Omni (70SB156000000)
  • Item #: N82E16886112001
  • Return Policy: Replacement Only Return Policy
  • from $74.99
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ASUS newegg ASUS Xonar DX Sound Card
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  •  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 $89.99
  • $79.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCIe 124dB SNR Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module
  (98)
  •  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: Standard Return Policy

ASUS newegg Asus MIO-892 Sound Board
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  •  8 Channels
  •  ASUS MIO Interface
  • Audio Chipset: RealTek ALC892
  • Other Ports: Bracket I/O Ports S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical) 6-jacks 8 channel audio I/O
  • Dimensions: 2.56" x 4.13"
  • Model #: MIO-892
  • Item #: 12K-00HP-00070
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $21.35
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STARTECH newegg StarTech ICUSBAUDIOB Black Audio Adapter
  (123)
  •  2 Channels
  •  USB Interface
  •  C-Media CM108 Chipset
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CM108
  • External Box: Yes
  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000 Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.x (Tested up to 10.10) Linux
  • Part: ICUSBAUDIOB
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIOB
  • Item #: N82E16829128004
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $16.65
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY FX Sound Card with SBX Pro Studio - OEM
  (4)
  •  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 #: N82E16829102067
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

ASUS newegg ASUS Xonar DGX Gaming Audio Card
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  •  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: View Return Policy
  • from $43.05
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SIIG, Inc newegg SIIG IC-510012-S2 SoundWave
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  •  5.1 Channels
  •  16-bit
  •  PCI Interface
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • SNR: 68.5dB
  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32-/64-bit) / XP (32-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32-/64-bit) / 2000
  • System Requirements: DirectX 8.1 or above is required Multi-channel 2/4/6 speaker system
  • Model #: IC-510012-S2
  • Item #: N82E16829270008
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $20.43
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ASUS newegg 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 $39.99
  • $29.99 after $10.00 rebate card
  • $0.49 Shipping

Diamond Multimedia newegg DIAMOND XS71UV2 Xtreme Sound External USB Sound Card
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  16-bit 48KHz
  •  USB Interface
  • Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • Hardware Decode: AC-3, DTS
  • Model #: XS71UV2
  • Item #: N82E16829111007
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $33.47
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ASUS newegg ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
  (1)
  •  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 #: N82E16829132020R
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $29.99
  • $26.99
  • Save: 10%
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 Sound Card
  (2)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  24-bit
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • Line In: mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • Line Out: mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • SPDIF In: TOSLINK
  • Model #: 30SB150200000
  • Item #: N82E16829102053
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $111.99
  • $75.40 $81.99
  • 1$81.99
  • 2-4$78.65
  • 5-9$77.35
  • 10+$75.40
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STARTECH newegg StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7 Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card
  (14)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CM108
  • External Box: Yes
  • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 2000 Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
  • Part: ICUSBAUDIO7
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO7
  • Item #: N82E16829128007
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $20.47
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ASUS newegg ASUS Essence STX II Hi-Fi Quality Sound Card
  (7)
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Audio Chipset: ASUS AV100
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 124dB
  • Model #: Essence STX II
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $264.10
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Creative Labs newegg Creative Sound Blaster AUDIGY RX 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
  • Item #: N82E16829102076
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $56.08
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Creative Labs newegg Creative X7 Sound Blaster
  (3)
  •  5.1 Channels
  •  24-bit
  • External Box: Yes
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SNR: 127dB
  • Line In: RCA
  • Model #: X7
  • Item #: N82E16829102073
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $387.99
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ASUS newegg ASUS STRIX SOAR Sound Card
  (2)
  •  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
  • Item #: N82E16829132100
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $112.90
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Turtle Beach/Voyetra newegg Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Amigo II USB Interface Sound Card & Headset Adapter
  (28)
  •  USB Interface
  • Dimensions: 3" x 0.2" x 0.2"
  • Weight: 0.25 oz.
  • Parts: 1 year limited
  • Model #: Audio Advantage Amigo II
  • Item #: N82E16829118008
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $21.49 $29.99
  • 1$29.99
  • 2-3$22.49
  • 4-8$21.99
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STARTECH newegg StarTech ICUSBAUDIO7D Audio Adapter External Sound Card
  (15)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  16-bit 48KHz
  •  USB Interface
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media - CM6206
  • Sample Rate: 48KHz
  • External Box: Yes
  • Digital Audio: 16-bit
  • Model #: ICUSBAUDIO7D
  • Item #: N82E16829128010
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $33.15
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STARTECH newegg StarTech PCISOUND5CH2 Sound Card
  (3)
  •  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 #: N82E16829128013
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $17.48
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HT Omega newegg HT | OMEGA FENIX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
  (14)
  •  7.1 Channels
  •  24-bit 192KHz
  •  PCI Express x1 Interface...
  • Audio Chipset: C-Media CMI8828
  • Sample Rate: 192KHz
  • Digital Audio: 24-bit
  • SPDIF In: Optical and Coaxial
  • Model #: FENIX
  • Item #: N82E16829271008
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $95.90 $99.99
  • 1$99.99
  • 2-5$99.20
  • 6-11$97.80
  • 12+$95.90
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ASUS newegg ASUS STRIX RAID PRO 8 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card
  •  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 RAID PRO
  • Item #: N82E16829132101
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $149.99
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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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