Decent sound card under $100?

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by vbetts, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Maha Guru

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    Stay away from ASUS sound cards (at least the Xonar DSX) have killed two cards in nine months, both popped, not to mention the buggy Windows 10 drivers being crap and causing blue screens.
     
  2. nz3777

    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    Yup soundblaster Z is the answer- I paid $30 bucks for mine Refurb from Micro center still going strong after 4+ years.I will say this much about new motherboards match and sometimes exceed dedicated soundcards unless of course you are running a POS board like mine Asus M5A780L.
     
  3. Chastity

    Chastity Master Guru

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    Happy with my Creative X-Fi USB HD for stereo output to external speakers / headphone amp.
     
  4. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    2 'randomly' dying in your system is highly unlikely.
    More like some other isolated issue for you or bad PSU /old electrical lines etc.
     

  5. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Maha Guru

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    Nope.
     
  6. MaxBlade

    MaxBlade Master Guru

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    Every try the Sound blaster g1? Its usb but..
     

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