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PC Audio

This section is devoted to reviews and articles from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide on components of desktop and notebook PC compatible computer systems that are used to produce audio.

Best Desktop PC Sound Cards
Selection of the best internal PC audio sound cards from the PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Audio Card
Product review of the ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express audio card from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (5/16/08)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
Product review of the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music audio card by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (9/30/05)

HDA Mystique 7.1 Sound Card
Product review of the HDA Mystique 7.1 PCI sound card from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (7/18/05)

Computer Audio Basics I - Digital Audio and Standards
First part in a four part series on the basics of computer audio. This section covers the basics of digital audio and how it relates to computer audio products to help inform consumers on how to properly select computer audio components to suit their needs.

Computer Audio Basics Part II - Surround Sound
Second in a four part series on the basics of computer audio. This section looks at the various forms of surround sound and how they relate to computer audio.

Computer Audio Basics Part III - Interconnects
Part three of a four part series on the basics of computer audio. This section looks at the type of connectors used to bring the audio from the computers to speakers and the advantages and disadvantages they bring.

Computer Audio Basics Part IV - Speakers
Final section of a four part series on the basics of computer audio. This part discusses speakers designed for computer systems and the features to consider when purchasing some for your computer system.

Vista and PC Audio
A look into how changes with the audio stack with Microsoft Vista has caused problems with PC audio hardware and what is being done to correct these issues for full sound support in the OS.

Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker Set
Product review of the Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system, including two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, by PC Hardware / Reviews contributing writer Christine McKee. (Apr 16 2011)

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional PCI-Express PC Sound Card
Product review of the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional PCI-Express computer sound card from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Feb 1 2012)

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