Best recommendations for sound card?

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Best recommendations for sound card?

PostThu Mar 16, 2023 6:41 am

I have a dell xps desktop which costed about 6k last year.

It has the standard Realtek sound card.

I'm thinking about buying a better sound card.

Any suggestions?

I don't know what I don't know.

I want to stop the problems I'm having with the audio intermittently stopping due to software selection or blue tooth disconnect crossed wires situation. I need a hard wired solution I think?

I also want to use zoom calls in vmix with ease. I also need to record q and A live streams.

I also need go use DaVinci resolve for editing.

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Re: Best recommendations for sound card?

PostSun Mar 19, 2023 4:35 pm

Mobo audio has gotten so good that there just aren't many options for Sound Cards these days.

My first thought is NOT use any Bluethooth audio. Use only wired audio.
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Re: Best recommendations for sound card?

PostMon Mar 20, 2023 10:04 am

For the best quality I'd use an external audio device. No internal sound card will deliver the quality you need for professional recording applications.

I particularly like the Focusrite Scarlett series of audio interfaces as value option and RME as a premium option, but there are tons of devices from other manufacturers available on the market.
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