Soundcards

Internal sound cards are a great upgrade if you want your games and movies to sound better – or if you’re interested in audio production. They use PCI or PCI-Express connections, and have 2.0, 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 port configurations on their backplates. These don’t have to be an expensive upgrade, but make sure you’ve got a spare slot on your motherboard first.

External Sound Cards

Used when internal computer space is limited or when using a laptop / netbook. These external sound cards connect using via USB and provide all the features and functionality of internal units. Check individual product to confirm specifications.
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Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Thunderbolt interfaces use an extremely fast connection to not only offer very low latency audio, but many also offer dedicated DSP processing, which wont put any load on your CPU.

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USB Audio Interfaces

USB & Firewire audio interfaces offer high quality inputs and outputs for recording and playing back your audio. With the added advantage of being easy to transport and move between systems, they are a popular solution for performers wishing to have a single high quality interface they can move between the studio and stage with ease.

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