10 Best Internal Sound Cards
for August 2022

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Internal Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Internal Sound Card

by Creative
What We like

Exclusive Creative THX Setup Console provides accurate audio calibration for a precise speaker

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Product Features

  • Complete Cinematic Surround Sound with DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX Movies
  • Multi-Environment audio -- up to four simultaneous environments processed in real time
  • Exclusive Creative THX Setup Console provides accurate audio calibration for a precise speaker
  • Multi-Environment audio -- up to four simultaneous environments processed in real time
  • Superior quality 24-bit/192kHz audio, ultra-realistic game effects, and studio quality music settings

Complete cinematic surround sound with dts-es and dolby digital ex movies Superior quality 24-bit/192khz audio, ultra-realistic game effects, and studio quality music settings The only available pc platform for advanced resolution 24-bit/96khz 5.1 surround The only available pc platform for advanced resolution 24-bit/96khz 5.1 surround Multi-environment audio -- up to four simultaneous environments processed in real time Multi-environment audio -- up to four simultaneous environments processed in real time Exclusive Creative thx setup console provides accurate audio calibration for a precise speaker Complete cinematic surround sound with dts-es and dolby digital ex movies Superior quality 24-bit/192khz audio, ultra-realistic game effects, and studio quality music settings

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Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Hi-Res Internal PCIe Sound Card, Quad-Core Processor, 127dB DNR ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC, Xamp Discrete Custom Bi-amp, Discrete 5.1/Virtual 7.1, Dolby, DTS Encoding (Black)

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Hi-Res Internal PCIe Sound Card

Quad-Core Processor, 127dB DNR ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC, Xamp Discrete Custom Bi-amp, Discrete 5.1/Virtual 7.1, Dolby, DTS Encoding (Black)

by Creative Labs
What We like

MASSIVELY POWERFUL HEADPHONE AUDIO | Custom Xamp discrete headphone bi-amp powers each earcup separately with 1 output impedance and drives studio-grade headphones of up to 600, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones. And with the Audio Control Module, gain quick access to the Volume Control Knob, as well as the and mic and headphones I/O connectors all within your fingertips

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Product Features

  • THEATRICAL-GRADE DISCREET AND VIRTUAL SURROUND | Supports discrete 5. 1 on speakers with Dolby Digital Live / DTS Connect Encoding, and up to 7. 1 virtual surround on headphones and speakers. To top it off, we have also integrated Sound Blasters Surround Virtualization technology onto AE-7 so that you can conveniently enjoy surround sound on most form of media
  • TRUE HARDWARE ACCELERATED AUDIO | Dedicated quad-core processor designed to deliver incredibly pristine and enhanced sound on your PC without overstressing your CPU. Sound Blaster manages audio processing on the card itself, freeing your CPU to handle other tasks
  • PRISTINE AUDIO OUTPUT | Supreme audio fidelity with 127 dB DNR hi-res 32-bit / 384 kHz playback via ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC and DSD64 playback support that satisfies even the most demanding needs of audiophiles for incredibly clean audio
  • NEW AND IMPROVED SOFTWARE CUSTOMIZATION SUITE | Sound Blaster Command software interface provides hardware processed sound enhancements and complete control of audio output via the Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine for a full, customized audio experience that delivers clearer vocals, accurate cues, and bass boost

True hardware accelerated audio | dedicated quad-core processor designed to deliver incredibly pristine and enhanced sound on your pc without overstressing your cpu. sound blaster manages audio processing on the card itself, freeing your cpu to handle other tasks New and improved software customization suite | sound blaster command software interface provides hardware processed sound enhancements and complete control of audio output via the sound blaster acoustic engine for a full, customized audio experience that delivers clearer vocals, accurate cues, and bass boost Pristine audio output | supreme audio fidelity with 127 db dnr hi-res 32-bit / 384 khz playback via ess sabre-class 9018 dac and dsd64 playback support that satisfies even the most demanding needs of audiophiles for incredibly clean audio Theatrical-grade discreet and virtual surround | supports discrete 5. 1 on speakers with dolby digital live / dts connect encoding, and up to 7. 1 virtual surround on headphones and speakers. to top it off, we have also integrated sound blasters surround virtualization technology onto ae-7 so that you can conveniently enjoy surround sound on most form of media

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HT OMEGA Fenix PCI-Express Sound Card

HT OMEGA Fenix PCI-Express Sound Card

by HT OMEGA
What We like

Built-in front panel audio pin for HD audio connection

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Product Features

  • Up to 24 bit / 192 KHz sample rate
  • 7.1 channel surround sound
  • Headphone amplifer OPAMP through front panel audio
  • Socket type swappable front output OPAMP

Up to 24 bit / 192 khz sample rate Headphone amplifer opamp through front panel audio Socket type swappable front output opamp 7.1 channel surround sound

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Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC, External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone Amp, Dolby Digital, 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, Sidetone/Speaker Control for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo

Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC

External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone Amp, Dolby Digital, 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, Sidetone/Speaker Control for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo

by Creative
What We like

UPGRADE YOUR GAMES ON PS4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH, AND PC | Get immediate increased enjoyment over basic motherboard and controller audio! Apart from incredible audio quality, the Sound BlasterX G6 boasts gaming-centric features such as Sidetone volume control and easy-to-reach profile buttons

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Product Features

  • DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP | Custom-designed Xamp headphone amplifier features discrete components through all stages of amplification in a bi-amp design. Each audio channel is individually amplified to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an authentic, unaltered lossless model. The ultra-low 1 Ohm output impedance perfectly drives performance-grade sensitive 8W in-ear monitors all the way to studio-grade 600W headphones
  • INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY | Enjoy full audio customization and enhanced audio realism with immersive 7.1 surround virtualization, accurate cues, bass boost and in-game voice communication enhancements. It also has Scout Mode than enhances in-game audio cues, letting you hear your enemies before they hear you
  • 130dB DNR, 32-bit 384kHz DAC Advanced 32-bit oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology eliminates distortion, ensuring audio is streamed with the highest level of detail and fidelity
  • 7.1 VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND AND DOLBY DIGITAL | Enjoy the latest in immersion technology with Dolby Digital decoding or Sound Blasters proprietary surround sound perfect for games and movies

130db dnr, 32-bit 384khz dac advanced 32-bit oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology eliminates distortion, ensuring audio is streamed with the highest level of detail and fidelity 7.1 virtual surround sound and dolby digital | enjoy the latest in immersion technology with dolby digital decoding or sound blasters proprietary surround sound perfect for games and movies Industry-leading audio processing technology | enjoy full audio customization and enhanced audio realism with immersive 7.1 surround virtualization, accurate cues, bass boost and in-game voice communication enhancements. it also has scout mode than enhances in-game audio cues, letting you hear your enemies before they hear you Discrete headphone amp | custom-designed xamp headphone amplifier features discrete components through all stages of amplification in a bi-amp design. each audio channel is individually amplified to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an authentic, unaltered lossless model. the ultra-low 1 ohm output impedance perfectly drives performance-grade sensitive 8w in-ear monitors all the way to studio-grade 600w headphones

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Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone

by Creative
What We like

Features Sound Core3D Audio Processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice technologies

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Product Features

  • Delivers 116dB SNR, plus audiophile-grade capacitors and gold-plated I/O connectivity and Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.
  • OS : windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
  • Use the Sound Blaster Control Panel just toggle between you headphone and speakers system with a flip of a switch
  • Includes an external high quality dual-microphone array standard with card. Supported operating systems: windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Use the sound blaster control panel just toggle between you headphone and speakers system with a flip of a switch Sbx pro studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3d surround effects for your speakers and headsets Includes an external high quality dual-microphone array standard with card. supported operating systems: windows 7, windows 8, windows 10 Delivers 116db snr, plus audiophile-grade capacitors and gold-plated i/o connectivity and stereo direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 khz. Os : windows 7, windows 8, windows 10

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StarTech.com 7.1 Channel Sound Card - PCI Express - 24-bit - 192KHz - SPDIF Digital Optical and 3.5mm Analog Audio (PEXSOUND7CH)

StarTech.com 7.1 Channel Sound Card

PCI Express, 24-bit, 192KHz, SPDIF Digital Optical and 3.5mm Analog Audio (PEXSOUND7CH)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

PC Audio Adapter Card

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Product Features

  • Add hi-fi digital optical 71 surround sound to your computer through PCIe
  • 71 Channel PCIe Sound Card
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCIe 71 Surround Sound Card

Add hi-fi digital optical 71 surround sound to your computer through pcie 24-bit 192khz Pcie 71 surround sound card 71 channel pcie sound card

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ASUS Strix SOAR 7.1 PCIE Gaming Sound Card, 90YB00J0-M1UA00 (7.1 PCIE Gaming Sound Card)

ASUS Strix SOAR 7.1 PCIE Gaming Sound Card

90YB00J0-M1UA00 (7.1 PCIE Gaming Sound Card)

by Asus
What We like

90YB00J0-M1UA00

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ASUS Strix SOAR Sound Card

ASUS Strix SOAR Sound Card

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

Innovative audio software - Sonic Studio lets users intuitive control all audio aspects and also features Sonic Radar Pro for in-game overlay visualizing incoming audio positioning.

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Product Features

  • Powerful headphone amp - 600ohm headphone amp delivers clear detailed sound
  • Static lighting effects - Stylized on board lighting adds an aura of your hunter's instinct to your build., kindly refer the user manual given below for troubleshooting steps.
  • Sonic Radar Pro - In-game overlay visualizing incoming audio positioning perfect for those who hearing impaired, or want to have sci-fi style radar
  • Crystal Clear Audio - 116dB SNR and ESS SABRE9006A DAC for supreme audio performance and immersive sounds

Static lighting effects - stylized on board lighting adds an aura of your hunter's instinct to your build., kindly refer the user manual given below for troubleshooting steps. Crystal clear audio - 116db snr and ess sabre9006a dac for supreme audio performance and immersive sounds Powerful headphone amp - 600ohm headphone amp delivers clear detailed sound Sonic radar pro - in-game overlay visualizing incoming audio positioning perfect for those who hearing impaired, or want to have sci-fi style radar

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Creative Labs 70SB150000000 Sound Blaster Z Sound Card 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express

Creative Labs 70SB150000000 Sound Blaster Z Sound Card 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express

by Creative Labs
What We like

Creative Labs 70SB150000000 Sound Blaster Z Sound Card 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express

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Product Features

  • Creative Labs 70SB150000000
  • New - Retail

Creative Labs 70sb150000000 New - retail

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX PCIe 5.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp

by Creative
What We like

Easily converts the PC into a cinematic entertainment system by providing a compelling 5.1 surround sound

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Product Features

  • 600 ohm headphone amp for high performance, studio grade monitoring
  • 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
  • Includes the Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel, PC software that puts you in full control of the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies
  • 106 SNR and 24-bit 192kHz DAC (Playback) and 96kHz ADC (Recording)

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 106 snr and 24-bit 192khz dac (playback) and 96khz adc (recording) Includes the sound blaster audigy fx control panel, pc software that puts you in full control of the sbx pro studio suite of technologies 600 ohm headphone amp for high performance, studio grade monitoring

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