Sound cards

  • Creative Sound Blaster X7 review

    Creative Sound Blaster X7 front angle
    330
    inc VAT

    The Sound Blaster X7 is a worthy audio upgrade that looks great and can be used in a number of different ways

    Published 
    6 Feb 2015
  • Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS review

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
    100
    inc VAT

    Update your laptop audio with this compact and competitively priced DAC

    Published 
    19 Apr 2014
    Expert Reviews Best Buy Logo
  • Sony UDA-1 review

    Sony UDA-1
    500
    inc VAT

    Great sound, but it’s expensive with no wireless streaming

    Published 
    18 Feb 2014
  • Steelseries Siberia Elite review

    Steelseries Siberia Elite
    150
    inc VAT

    Fantastic looks and great sound, but rather heavy for prolonged gaming sessions

    Published 
    13 Jan 2014
  • Meridian Audio Director review

    Meridian Audio Director
    450
    inc VAT

    A very expensive but fantastic sounding DAC that requires top-notch speakers to make the most of it

    Published 
    6 Aug 2013
  • Meridian Audio Explorer review

    Meridian Audio Explorer
    249
    inc VAT

    Expensive and feature-packed, this portable USB DAC sounds nothing short of brilliant

    Published 
    7 Jul 2013
  • Arcam rBlink review

    Arcam rBlink
    159
    inc VAT

    Very high quality Bluetooth streaming form your mobile device to your hi-fi

    Published 
    20 Jun 2013
  • Bayan Audio Streamport Universal review

    Bayan Audio Streamport Universal
    60
    inc VAT

    Great for sending wireless audio from your phone to your hi-fi, but a 3.5mm cable is still cheaper, albeit less stylish

    Published 
    25 May 2013
  • Asus Xonar Essence One review

    Asus Xonar Essence One
    330
    inc VAT

    This USB audio device sounds great and is wonderfully upgradeable, but it has a high price

    Published 
    14 Mar 2013
  • Creative Sound Blaster ZxR review

    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
    200
    inc VAT

    The ZXR is great for gamers who also want to enjoy high-quality music reproduction

    Published 
    2 Jan 2013
  • Arcam rPAC review

    Arcam rPAC
    149
    inc VAT

    It’s not for everyone, but if perfect audio fidelity from your computer is what you’re after, then you probably need this DAC

    Published 
    12 Aug 2012
    Expert Reviews Best Buy Logo
  • Enermax DreamBass Genie review

    Enermax DreamBass Genie
    24
    inc VAT

    This little sound card provides a fun bass boost, but you can get higher quality USB audio devices for the same price

    Published 
    11 Aug 2012
  • Lindy Digital To Analogue Converter review

    Lindy Digital To Analogue Converter
    50
    inc VAT

    Handy if you need to feed a range of digital inputs into headphones or a speaker system but too niche for your average laptop user

    Published 
    21 May 2012
  • Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe Fatal1ty Professional review

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Recon3D
    115
    inc VAT

    It sounds great and its drivers are feature packed , but you can get similar performance from the non-Fatal1ty version

    Published 
    22 Mar 2012
  • Propellerhead Balance review

    Propellerhead Balance
    327
    inc VAT

    Propellerhead’s Balance USB sound card bundle is the perfect home production environment

    Published 
    20 Mar 2012
    Expert Reviews Best Buy Logo
  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D review

    Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D
    90
    inc VAT

    This USB sound card is a niche product tailor-made for gamers, but it's ideal for its intended purpose

    Published 
    23 Oct 2011
  • Blue Microphones Yeti Pro review

    Blue Microphones Yeti Pro
    209
    inc VAT

    Superb recording quality and a wealth of features make this the ultimate home recording microphone

    Published 
    23 Aug 2011
    Expert Reviews Best Buy Logo
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi 5.1 Pro review

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi 5.1 Pro
    57
    inc VAT

    This little external sound card is a good buy for laptop users, although it doesn't support maximum DVD sample rates

    Published 
    27 Feb 2011
  • Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G review

    Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G
    141
    inc VAT

    Expensive but easily one of the best sound cards you can get for analogue audio, especially surround sound.

    Published 
    25 Jan 2011
    Expert Reviews Best Buy Logo
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD review

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
    158
    inc VAT

    Creative's flagship "audiophile" card sounds good, but not good enough to justify its price.

    Published 
    10 Jan 2011