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Top 5 Best Sound Cards Under $100 – December 2014

5. ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX/XD/A/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z

ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX-XD-A-90-YAA060-1UAN00Z

Price –

$82.99 Approx  Get Latest Price!

Features –

  • Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 116dB for front-out, 112dB for other channels dB;
  • Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 112 dB; Output THD+N at 1kHz: 0.00056% (-105dB) for Front-out is found in ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX/XD/A/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z
  • Input THD+N at 1kHz: 0.0004% (-108dB) for Line-in;
  • Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input): <10Hz to 48KHz; Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage: 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
  • Audio Processor: ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit);
  • 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: 1x Cirrus-Logic CS4398 for Front-Out(120dB SNR,
  • Max.192kHz/24bit), 1x Cirrus-Logic is there in ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX/XD/A/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z
  • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation; High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers,
  • CS4362A for other 6 channels; 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: 1x Cirrus-Logic CS5361 (114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) are found in ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX/XD/A/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z
  • Microsoft Windows Vista(32/64bit)/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005; Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU.

4. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp

Price –

$50.99 Approx  Get Latest Price!

Features –

  • Advanced chipset is designed to process the legendary EAX reverb engine for powerful enhanced audio is there in Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp.
  • Immerse yourself in full cinematic 7.1 multi-channel audio, perfect for games, movies and music
  • 106dB SNR ensures a high level of audio quality
  • 600 ohm headphone amp provides studio grade monitoring is found in the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy PCIe RX 7.1 Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp.
  • High quality 24-bit 192 kHz stereo direct playback.

3. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp

Price –

$90.99 Approx  Get Latest Price!

Features –

  • Audiophile-grade components deliver unsurpassed USB audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB has been used in Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp.
  • Features SBX Pro Studio, the industry acknowledged guarantee of audio quality, includes Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect over headphones or speakers
  • Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to convert your vinyl to CD or MP3
  • Creative Media Toolbox software allows you to record, playback, cleanup and organize your digital music easily via the amazing Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp.
  • Gold plated connectivity for maximum signal quality and easily accessible front mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control is found in the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp.
  • THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios – to the PC.

2. Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone

Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone

Price –

$76.99 Approx  Get Latest Price!

Features –

  • Includes an external high quality dual-microphone array standard with card
  • Features Sound Core3D Audio Processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice technologies in the Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone.
  • SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
  • Delivers 116dB SNR, plus audiophile-grade capacitors and gold-plated I/O connectivity is found on the Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone.
  • Use the Sound Blaster Control Panel just toggle between you headphone and speakers system with a flip of a switch.

1. Creative Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module

Creative Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module

Price –

$99.99 Approx  Get Latest Price!

Features –

  • Features the Audio Control Module (ACM) which incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections, plus a knob on the ACM to adjust the headphone levels
  • Features Sound Core3D Audio Processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice technologies in the amazing Creative Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module.
  • SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
  • Scout Mode allows you to hear your enemies before they hear you, from further away, giving you a distinct advantage while gaming on the Creative Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module.
  • DTS Connect, connects your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1 audio stream into high fidelity surround sound#

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