Help Me Choose: Sound Card
|While an integrated solution is acceptable for many applications, a sound card can make presentations and videoconferences more engaging and effective. An add-on sound card elevates your audio experience by providing clear multichannel sound with maximum realism. It also offers high-resolution, low-latency and feature-rich recording for audio creation enthusiasts and professionals.|
The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here. Speakers are required to hear audio from your system.
|If you want ...||Choose ...|
|Acceptable performance and fidelity for basic audio playback and most business applications||Integrated audio|
|Enhanced sound for presentations and videoconferences||Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™ Advanced HD, Windows Vista®|
|The Sound Blaster X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio, which is the ideal sound card for adding full surround sound||PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio|