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I only really need a sound card for music listening, nothing special for gaming. I've got mostly lossless music, some 320kb/s MP3's, and some AAC files, too. I'm going to be using Sennheiser earbuds with it for the most part, and no speakers, so I need a card with the front-panel HD audio connector built-in.

Does anybody have suggestions for something relatively inexpensive that'll be better than onboard audio?
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yes. Most Walmarts carry the SB Audigy SE sound cards for about $20-$25 dollars. Or you could save up a little more and get an Xtreme Music.
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Ooh, forgot to mention this in my first post, but I really don't want a Creative card. I don't want to mess with third-party drivers in Vista right now.
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Originally Posted by mentholmoose View Post
Ooh, forgot to mention this in my first post, but I really don't want a Creative card. I don't want to mess with third-party drivers in Vista right now.
There's no need to, their latest release works just fine. I can't believe people are still all flustered over this.
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Ah, I didn't know that. I'll take a look on Newegg, then, and see what's available.
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