10 Best PC Sound Cards
for December 2021

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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
  • 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

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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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
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • 71 Channel PCIe Sound Card
  • PCIe 71 Surround Sound Card

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

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ASUS XONAR SE 5.1 Channel 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res 116dB SNR PCIe Gaming Sound Card with Windows 10 Compatibility

ASUS XONAR SE 5.1 Channel 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res 116dB SNR PCIe Gaming Sound Card with Windows 10 Compatibility

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

Included Low Profile Bracket allows the Xonar to fit perfectly into most systems

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Product Features

  • 5.1 channel, 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res audio with a 300ohm headphone amp for detailed, immersive sound with punchy, defined bass
  • ASUS Hyper Grounding Technology ensures minimal audio distortion and interference
  • Realtek ALC1220X codec delivers a crystal clear 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • Xonar Audio Center enables full audio control via an intuitive, spacious interface

Realtek alc1220x codec delivers a crystal clear 116db signal-to-noise ratio (snr) 5.1 channel, 192khz/24-bit hi-res audio with a 300ohm headphone amp for detailed, immersive sound with punchy, defined bass Asus hyper grounding technology ensures minimal audio distortion and interference Xonar audio center enables full audio control via an intuitive, spacious interface

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Nobsound Mini 50W x 2 Bluetooth Power Amplifier; 2.0 Channel Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp; Wireless Audio Receiver; PC Sound Card for Home Speakers with Power Supply Upgrade Version (Blue)

Douk Audio Nobsound Mini 50W x 2 Bluetooth Power Amplifier; 2.0 Channel Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp; Wireless Audio Receiver; PC Sound Card for Home Speakers with Power Supply Upgrade Version (Blue)

by Nobsound
What We like

Sound is clear and analytical with no background noise. Bluetooth is faster and more stable

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Product Features

  • AUX / USB / Bluetooth input. Can be used as a computer sound card with its USB port
  • Bluetooth power amplifier with super mini size suits very well for home and desktop use
  • 2.0 channel with upgarded 100W (50W * 2) high output power can drive most speakers

Bluetooth power amplifier with super mini size suits very well for home and desktop use Aux / usb / bluetooth input. can be used as a computer sound card with its usb port 2.0 channel with upgarded 100w (50w * 2) high output power can drive most speakers

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StarTech.com USB Sound Card w/ SPDIF Digital Audio & Stereo Mic – External Sound Card for Laptop or PC – SPDIF Output (ICUSBAUDIO2D),Black

StarTech.com USB Sound Card w/ SPDIF Digital Audio & Stereo Mic – External Sound Card for Laptop or PC – SPDIF Output (ICUSBAUDIO2D)

Black

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

EXTERNAL FEATURES: Use this USB external sound card audio adapter to easily adjust the sound output with its external volume and EQ controls

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Product Features

  • Adjust sound output easily with external volume and EQ controls
  • SPDIF OUTPUT: This external USB sound card is equipped with SPDIF digital output with AC3 (Dolby Digital) and DTS pass-through support
  • Replace an internal sound card easily with a compact external USB device
  • Add home-theater surround sound support with the integrated digital S/PDIF output
  • MULTI-USE SOUND CARD: This digital audio adapter with SPDIF can be used in a variety of applications, including home-theater surround sound support

Multi-use sound card: this digital audio adapter with spdif can be used in a variety of applications, including home-theater surround sound support Add home-theater surround sound support with the integrated digital s/pdif output Adjust sound output easily with external volume and eq controls Spdif output: this external usb sound card is equipped with spdif digital output with ac3 (dolby digital) and dts pass-through support Replace an internal sound card easily with a compact external usb device

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V.TOP 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card for PC with 3.5mm MIC and 2.1 SPDIF Digital Audio (Black)

V.TOP 7.1 USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card for PC with 3.5mm MIC and 2.1 SPDIF Digital Audio (Black)

by VTOP Online Shop
What We like

High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 480 Mbps

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Product Features

  • Full 7.1 / 5.1 / 2.1 audio outputs via 3.5mm mini-jacks | Dual microphone input (VLC media player suggested)
  • Supports 44.1 and 48 KHz sampling rates for analog playback and recording or 48 KHz for SPDIF The audio adapter's SPDIF optical pass-through port supports two-channel audio, this port does not support 5.1 or 7.1 audio.
  • OS Compatibility - Windows 10 (Version 1903) / 8 / 7 (Included Software Only for Windows OS)
  • Optical S/PDIF input (pass through) and output | Built-in volume control buttons | Full-duplex recording and playback

Optical s/pdif input (pass through) and output | built-in volume control buttons | full-duplex recording and playback Os compatibility - windows 10 (version 1903) / 8 / 7 (included software only for windows os) Supports 44.1 and 48 khz sampling rates for analog playback and recording or 48 khz for spdif the audio adapter's spdif optical pass-through port supports two-channel audio, this port does not support 5.1 or 7.1 audio. Full 7.1 / 5.1 / 2.1 audio outputs via 3.5mm mini-jacks | dual microphone input (vlc media player suggested)

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PHOINIKAS External Sound Card, USB Audio Adapter with 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack, Volume Control, Stereo Sound Card Plug Play, for Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops (6-in-1, Black)

PHOINIKAS External Sound Card

USB Audio Adapter with 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack, Volume Control, Stereo Sound Card Plug Play, for Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Laptops, Desktops (6-in-1, Black)

by PHOINIKAS
What We like

STEREO SOUND ADAPTER: The External sound card has 360 stereo sound surround to prevent electromagnetic interference, and has stable and best sound quality. Ideal for Skype / ICQ / Google Hangouts / Team Speak, it is also suitable for operating a second source of speakers and headphones simultaneously.

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Product Features

  • 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 through the USB port. You can connect devices with 3.5mm jacks /2.0 USB jacks through the USB interface: headphones, speakers, microphone or USB device. Plug and play, no driver required.
  • 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 3.5mm ports. Multiple ports can be plugged in at the same time, no additional adapters are required.
  • 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 sound, unique volume control keys, microphone mute, speaker mute and volume up / down function keys, You can change traditional volume controls and increase the level of game audio. In addition, with a 4 feet cable, you can place your sound card anywhere.
  • 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 devices or 3.5mm interface devices to PC, laptop, PS4, Xbox One, etc., such as keyboard, mouse, card reader, webcam, MP3 player, earphone, microphone, etc.

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 sound, unique volume control keys, microphone mute, speaker mute and volume up / down function keys, you can change traditional volume controls and increase the level of game audio. in addition, with a 4 feet cable, you can place your sound card anywhere. 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 3.5mm ports. multiple ports can be plugged in at the same time, no additional adapters are required. 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 devices or 3.5mm interface devices to pc, laptop, ps4, xbox one, etc., such as keyboard, mouse, card reader, webcam, mp3 player, earphone, microphone, etc. 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 through the usb port. you can connect devices with 3.5mm jacks /2.0 usb jacks through the usb interface: headphones, speakers, microphone or usb device. plug and play, no driver required.

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USB Hub with Audio Adapter, Tendak External Sound Card with 3.5mm Headphone Microphone Jack and Volume Control 3 Port USB Hub for Laptop PC HDD Disk

Tendak USB Hub with Audio Adapter

Tendak External Sound Card with 3.5mm Headphone Microphone Jack and Volume Control 3 Port USB Hub for Laptop PC HDD Disk

by ztendak
What We like

Louder and Audio Effect - with Volume Control button allow you to adjust the volume directly; with EQ button can change to different sound effects as needed to have a better experience, increasing the level of game audio, music, or movies audio. It prevents electromagnetic interference and enjoys stable and optimal sound quality.

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Product Features

  • Wide Applications - Compatible with 3.5mm devices like headphones, Speaker, Headset or Microphone; Work for PC, Laptop, etc. such as Keyboard, Mouse, Card Reader, HDD, USB Disk, webcam, mp3 players, etc,; Compatible with PC/Laptop/Desktop; Compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Convenience for Use - Supporting the Plug and Play hot-swap feature, no drivers are required; Cable length 3.93ft(120cm), can be connected to the back of the desktop computer and sits the USB audio hub on top of the desk.
  • Expander USB Hub Audio Adapter - 3 USB 2.0 Port allowing you to connect Multi USB devices; 3 3.5mm Audio Port for earphones, headphones, speakers, microphone. Multiple ports can be plugged in at the same time, no additional adapters are requir
  • USB Hub with Sound Card - External Sound Card with an audio chip is ideal to replace your defective sound or audio port card. Ideal for Skype / ICQ / Google Hangouts / TeamSpeak, it is also suitable as a second source for simultaneous operation of speakers and headphones

Convenience for use - supporting the plug and play hot-swap feature, no drivers are required; cable length 3.93ft(120cm), can be connected to the back of the desktop computer and sits the usb audio hub on top of the desk. Wide applications - compatible with 3.5mm devices like headphones, speaker, headset or microphone; work for pc, laptop, etc. such as keyboard, mouse, card reader, hdd, usb disk, webcam, mp3 players, etc,; compatible with pc/laptop/desktop; compatible with windows xp, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Usb hub with sound card - external sound card with an audio chip is ideal to replace your defective sound or audio port card. ideal for skype / icq / google hangouts / teamspeak, it is also suitable as a second source for simultaneous operation of speakers and headphones Expander usb hub audio adapter - 3 usb 2.0 port allowing you to connect multi usb devices; 3 3.5mm audio port for earphones, headphones, speakers, microphone. multiple ports can be plugged in at the same time, no additional adapters are requir

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BENGOO USB Sound Card 7.1 Channel USB Audio Headset Headphone Aux Adapter with USB to 3.5mm Audio and Microphone Jack, External Stereo Sound Card for Gaming Headset, Windows, Laptops, PC, Mac, PS4

BENGOO USB Sound Card 7.1 Channel USB Audio Headset Headphone Aux Adapter with USB to 3.5mm Audio and Microphone Jack

External Stereo Sound Card for Gaming Headset, Windows, Laptops, PC, Mac, PS4

by BENGOO
What We like

Wide compatibility & elegant design: Simple and elegant appearance, matte texture and lightweight material, follow the most basic design concept of the product. In addition, it required operating system, Windows 7/ 8/ XP/10, Win 798S, Linux, Mac OS, etc. It is time to replace your defect internal sound card by this sound card adapter or add a premium sound card adapter to bring you high-quality sound experience. Please notice: It does NOT work with the USB port of your TV, amplifier or car.

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Product Features

  • Multifunctional & practical control pannel: This sound card acts as a audio converter/adapter which can transfer the audio information out by the USB port and collect the outside sound via microphone jack. Therefore, it is designed for 3.5mm jack devices like headphones or microphones that stop working. It is also a best choice for improving sound quality of both audio output and input. Moreover, the sound card is equipped with a microphone and a playback mute button, volume control function.
  • Simple to usb & portable: Plug the adapter into your device via the USB port, it will start to work then, no extra drive and power supply needed. In addition, Integrated power supply, the sound card does not require an external power supply. Therefore, its lightweight and compact feature make it be a real portable and convenient stuff.
  • Virtual 7.1 channel stereo sound: BENGOO sound card 7.1-channel system establishes a relatively balanced sound field around the listener. Different from other ordinary sound cards, BENGOO 7.1-channel stereo surround sound card has 7 sound zones (left front surround, right front surround, center surround, left rear surround, right rear surround, left surround, right surround), which can be created the sound field and phase are enough to match the advanced cinema.
  • Three 3.5MM jack device & ausiliary jack with multi combination: BENGOO USB sound adapter has three jacks, stereo audio output jack (green, TRS); microphone input jack (pink, TRS); phone with microphone / gaming headset jack (black, TRRS Aux). It support headphone/microphone the same time with the 3.5mm single plug headset interface(aux jack), or you can plugs two headphone at same time, etc. Choosing the most suitable combination by yourself, to meet your more needs.

Simple to usb & portable: plug the adapter into your device via the usb port, it will start to work then, no extra drive and power supply needed. in addition, integrated power supply, the sound card does not require an external power supply. therefore, its lightweight and compact feature make it be a real portable and convenient stuff. Virtual 7.1 channel stereo sound: BENGOO sound card 7.1-channel system establishes a relatively balanced sound field around the listener. different from other ordinary sound cards, BENGOO 7.1-channel stereo surround sound card has 7 sound zones (left front surround, right front surround, center surround, left rear surround, right rear surround, left surround, right surround), which can be created the sound field and phase are enough to match the advanced cinema. Multifunctional & practical control pannel: this sound card acts as a audio converter/adapter which can transfer the audio information out by the usb port and collect the outside sound via microphone jack. therefore, it is designed for 3.5mm jack devices like headphones or microphones that stop working. it is also a best choice for improving sound quality of both audio output and input. moreover, the sound card is equipped with a microphone and a playback mute button, volume control function. Three 3.5mm jack device & ausiliary jack with multi combination: BENGOO usb sound adapter has three jacks, stereo audio output jack (green, trs); microphone input jack (pink, trs); phone with microphone / gaming headset jack (black, trrs aux). it support headphone/microphone the same time with the 3.5mm single plug headset interface(aux jack), or you can plugs two headphone at same time, etc. choosing the most suitable combination by yourself, to meet your more needs.

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VAlinks USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Optical S/PDIF Audio Sound Card Adapter for PC Laptop Recording Compatible with Windows 10/8 / 7/ XP

VAlinks USB 2.0 External Sound Card 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Optical S

PDIF Audio Sound Card Adapter for PC Laptop Recording Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, XP

by VAlinks
What We like

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 only responsible for the fiber signal output, not decoding. Dispensers strongly recommend KMP this player, the function is very powerful3. After the fiber output must be AC3 / DTS decoder, or built-in AC3 / DTS decoder amplifier and the like.

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Product Features

  • 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 as 3D games, HD movies. If it is a general MP3 or general 2-channel video, you can only have 2-channel effect.
  • 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. Record & play back digital and analog audio without sound card in your computer.
  • 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 digital recording, 48KHz sampling in digital\analog audio playback.In digital playback mode, itreceives audio stream form PC via USB interface and transmits audio data according to the AES\EBU, IEC60958, S\PDIF cnsumer interface standards. Only R L channel PCM audio in 5.1 channel can be conveyed in digital playback mode.
  • In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback In digital recording mode, it receives S\PDIF digital audio input and sends back to PC through USB. Three sampling rates, includes 32KHz,44.1KHz are automatically locked internally. In analog recording mode, fixed 48KHz sampling rate issupportedby analog audio recording.

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 digital recording, 48khz sampling in digital\analog audio playback.in digital playback mode, itreceives audio stream form pc via usb interface and transmits audio data according to the aes\ebu, iec60958, s\pdif cnsumer interface standards. only r l channel pcm audio in 5.1 channel can be conveyed in digital playback mode. In analog playback mode, it supports 6 channels codec for analog playback in digital recording mode, it receives s\pdif digital audio input and sends back to pc through usb. three sampling rates, includes 32khz,44.1khz are automatically locked internally. in analog recording mode, fixed 48khz sampling rate issupportedby analog audio recording. 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 as 3d games, hd movies. if it is a general mp3 or general 2-channel video, you can only have 2-channel effect. 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. record & play back digital and analog audio without sound card in your computer.

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