Questions tagged [sound-cards]

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MSI bulit in audio vs external USB audio card

I have a motherboard from MSI that have Realtek® ALC892 Codec 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio and when I connect the mobile earphones it doesn't work. After some research and testing software and ...
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Cannot determine from description if selected internal PCI sound card would fit inside a Small Form Factor PC

The internal default speaker works but no signal for sound jacks for external amplified speakers. I wish to try two possible solutions. Solutions 1a. check if this already ordered internal PCI sound ...
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Convert Sound card Firewire Port to USB or USB type-c

I have a M-Audio Firewire Solo sound card, which back in the days used to be quite decent. However now I can't use it because Firewire ports fell out of fashion. I would like to understand if it's ...
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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Soundcard for Ableton Live with low latency

I use Ableton Live 10 with a fast computer and it was working well until I connected several MIDI drum machines (Roland 808, Roland 909). Then it started lagging because my ASIO driver does not have a ...
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Soundcard for music production beginner: internal or external?

I want to start music production and I am a total newbie. I already have most of the equipment required: a (dektop) PC with a more than decent CPU, a Beyerdynamic headset and decent Creative speakers....
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Is it possible to connect a TV to a PC surround sound system

I recently bought an LG 49UH6030 4K TV. I've also had for quite a while a Creative Inspire T6600 6.1 surround sound speaker system. My TV has a mini-jack output and an optical output. I would really ...
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External SoundCard under $100 (2.0 speakers)

I'm looking for external sound card up to $100 because I'm using build on MSI Z87i Gaming AC (or can I use internal sound card on this motherboard ?) I will be using it to gaming and music with 2.0 ...
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USB 7.1 sound card, or converter

I bought a Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset. I was a bit silly though and thought the USB that connect the headset to the computer was not just to power the headset. I'm using a laptop and it obviously doesn'...
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Multiple line in or RCA sound inputs

I basically want to setup my Linux computer to record multiple Line ins. The problem is I have only one line in input in my sound card. I need multiple Line in or RCA audio inputs. I'm looking for ...
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External USB audiocard with 3.5 or 6.35 jack output

I'm looking for a mobile sound card that connects via USB to a computer and can produce decent sound comparable or better than cheap internal audiocards. Thing is I've listened to a few built-in AC97 ...
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ASIO sound card that works in Linux

I'm looking for an ASIO sound card which I would be using in both Windows and Linux (dual-boot). It has to work flawlessly in Windows, and I would prefer it to work fully in Linux as well. However, I ...
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What is a cost-effective sound card for under $75?

I've been focusing on my computer's video and performance so much that I forgot about audio quality, which is surprising because I'm somewhat of an audiophile. So, I'm in the market for a sound card ...
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