Our ability to hear is one of the greatest senses a human can have. It is the ability to hear that, when we are infants, helps us familiarize ourselves with the soothing voice of our mothers. And it is with sounds that, eventually, we learn to adapt the sounds we here into speech, allowing us to communicate with other humans better.
Outside of learning, sounds also provide functions that help immerse us in our entertainment experiences. No movie, TV show, or video game is quite the same without a good soundtrack that can provide us with beautiful music or loud explosions to accompany the images on screen.
Good sound is just as important when an individual is making their own gaming laptop. Previously, we looked at some graphics cards, that help bring to life beautiful visuals on your monitor while gaming. But what good are those visuals if there isn’t some awesome sound to go with it?
Today, we will be taking a look at ten of the best sound cards for the PC. These sound cards may range in price, features, and aesthetics, but one thing is true for all of them, and that is that they will be just what you need to not only play a game, but to experience a game.
10. Sound Blaster Z PCIE Gaming Sound Card
9. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card
8. ASUS STRIX SOAR Sound Card
7. SIIG SoundWave 7.1 PCI Sound Card
6. Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card SB1354
5. StarTech 7.1 Channel Sound Card PEXSOUND7CH
4. Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card
3. Auzentech AZT-STUDIO X-Studio 5.1 Sound Card
2. ASUS PCI-Express x1 Sound Card XONAR ESSENCE STX
1. HT OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card
What Sound Card Would I Recommend?
A lot of people have been asking me which Sound Card I’d pick out of this list, so I’ve decided to put my top three picks here. I chose one card for each category, budget, mid-range, and high-end.
If You’re On A Budget I’d Get The: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe 7.1 Surround Sound
If you’re looking for a Good Middle Option I’d get the: Sound Blaster Z Sound Card
If you’re okay with spending a little more money I’d get the: HT OMEGA CLARO II
That concludes our list of available sound cards. There are many options available for those looking to build their own computer, either for those that want the best quality available or are building on a budget. I hope you found this article helpful in making your final decision, and we will see you next time!
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