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    I want to buy a sound card for my PC which I want to use semi professional for singing. can you suggest me the best and cheap???

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    Invisible Modfish Vindir's Avatar
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    Are you thinking something like UAD-2 QUAD Core or are you more in the realm of this Creative Audigy FX instead?

    If you're looking for something more like the first you'd probably do well finding a forum of sound engineers or buddying up to one to ask about mid-grade options.

    If you're thinking more like the second, then it doesn't matter so much. The home PC sound card market nearly killed itself off years ago and has been limping along since. The tech behind them seems to be pretty stagnant - correct me if I'm wrong here audio nerds - and you're better off focusing on the tech you actually want to hook up and buying a card that will support whatever physical ports you find you're going to need.
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    you should go for any computer hardware shop.. they will guide you. you are looking for a card..

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    thanks for suggestions.. I have bought one

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    Aha.. nice to hear.. Enjoy

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    Aokeo S-10 External USB Sound Card with Free Drive Design for Singing

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    Quote Originally Posted by janessa642 View Post
    thanks for suggestions.. I have bought one
    Really late for the game (only just managed to log in with my old account), but I am kinda curious as to what you had gotten. I still have a couple of cards, but they are gathering dust in my storeroom as I'd replaced them with external DAC combos as music appreciation has taken center stage for me (don't game as much as I used to). I use a number of headphones and a pair of Rokit5 G3's when I don'tfeel like using my cans.

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    Brushed the dust off my SB ZX and installed it in my i7 4770K rig as the audio outputs on my ASRock mobo are death. Surprised that the card is still in good working order and I'm using the optical output from it to a Samsung K651 soundbar (would have settled for monitor speakers, but apparently, my monitor doesn't have speakers for cryin' out loud), pretty happy with the result though. So, in conclusion, soundcards can be useful....only when all audio outputs from mobo are unusable!

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    I went from X-FI to Asus mainboard sound and found it lacking. It was muffled and quiet. That was on the Z170 Pro Gaming. On the Z370 Strix it sounds better. Still, I ended up picking up the Creative X7 external DAC. I have that connected to a Logitech THX Z5500 (or something) 5.1 speaker setup. I replaced all stock Logitech speakers with Klipsch.
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    I'd actually given up on soundcard a while back, last soundcard I'd gotten was the SoundBlaster Zx which is now in my ASRock Z87 Extreme 6 (due to faulty mobo audio ports). I'd started on my real audio journey about 3 years back, with the purchase of a Sennheiser HD800, coupled with a Schiit Lyr, Through the course of my audio experiments, I've tried a number of audio hardware, I find myself preferring a DAC combo, though I do have a DAC stack setup as well (presently have a Gustard H10 + X12 stack, and an iFi Nano iDSD + iFi Micro iCan SE). I have an Oppo HA-1 which can be seen in the pic I'd posted in the 'Post your system spec' thread. I'd gone totally wacko with my headphone purchases as well, I dabble with both dynamic and Planar magnetic cans.....see pic below, I actually have these cans! Soupnazi would've been so proud of me!!!
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