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Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 PCI-Express Sound Card with built in Headp...

The Xonar DGX sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with Asus’ own GX 2.5 gaming audio...

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Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 PCI-Express Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp
 

50+ In stock

£26.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Ca...

The Sound Blaster Z is the only solution you’ll ever need to meet your PC gaming demands.

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Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
 

13 In stock

£59.99

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Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Sound Card

ASUS Xonar DX audio card, dedicated to be the best audio card for gaming and home entertainments, provides...

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Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Sound Card
 

4 In stock

£64.99

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Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express 1.0 Sound Card Retail

The Asus Xonar DSX offers realistic 3D gaming audio effects; DTS® Connect technology for an immersive 7.1 surround...

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Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express 1.0 Sound Card Retail
 

12 In stock

£49.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Ca...

The Sound Blaster Z is the only solution you’ll ever need to meet your PC gaming demands, and comes complete with the...

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Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - Retail (70SB150000001)
 

5 In stock

£69.95

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Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 PCI-E Soundcard

ROG Command technology effectively reduces up to 50% of environmental noise. Embrace exceptional sound quality for...

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Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Solo 7.1 PCI-E Soundcard
 

5 In stock

£99.95

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Asus Strix SOAR 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card

Strix Soar Gaming Sound card. Features rich, immersive, and clear sound with an incredible 116dB signal-to-noise...

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Asus Strix SOAR 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card
 

3 In stock

Was: £63.95 £62.99

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PowerColor Devil HDX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Soundcard

The Devil HDX PCI Express sound card will feature crystal clear Hi-Fi audio. Using supreme quality components,...

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PowerColor Devil HDX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Soundcard
 

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£99.95

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express High Performance S...

The Sound Blaster ZxR is the only solution you’ll ever need to meet your PC gaming demands featuring the latest in...

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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express High Performance Sound Card - Retail (70SB151000001)
 

3 In stock

Was: £189.95 £179.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Zx High Performance Gaming Sound C...

The Sound Blaster Zx is the only solution you’ll ever need to meet your PC gaming demands, and comes complete with...

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Creative Sound Blaster Zx High Performance Gaming Sound Card - Retail (70SB150600001)
 

5 In stock

£109.99

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Asus Strix RAID Pro 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card

. Strix Raid Pro features rich, immersive, and clear sound with an incredible 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and...

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Asus Strix RAID Pro 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card
 

2 In stock

Was: £99.95 £94.99

 
Asus Xonar Essence STX II

Essence STX II and STX II 7.1 build on the success and huge popularity of ASUS Essence STX

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Asus Xonar Essence STX II
 

Out of stock

£184.99

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Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp ...

The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with Asus’ own GX 2.5 gaming audio...

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Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp - OEM
 

4 In stock

£25.99

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Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1

Essence STX II and STX II 7.1 build on the success and huge popularity of ASUS Essence STX

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Asus Xonar Essence STX II 7.1
 

3 In stock

Was: £249.95 £224.99

Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp

The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with Asus’ own GX 2.5 gaming audio...

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Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp
 

1 In stock

£26.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster X7 External DAC and Audio Amplifier

Sound Blaster X7 external USB DAC & audio amplifier is the ultimate audiophile upgrade. Connecting easily to gaming...

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Creative Sound Blaster X7 External DAC and Audio Amplifier
 

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£289.99

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Asus Strix RAID Deluxe 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card

Strix Raid DLX features rich, immersive, and clear sound with an incredible 124dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and a...

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Asus Strix RAID Deluxe 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card
 

1 In stock

£164.99

 
Asus Xonar U7 7.1 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier

True 7.1-channel, 192kHz/24-bit high definition sound from a compact USB-powered device Dedicated mic volume control...

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Asus Xonar U7 7.1 USB Soundcard and Headphone Amplifier
 

3 In stock

£79.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx OEM (CL-30SB157000001)

Sound Blaster Audigy Fx is the perfect upgrade from basic motherboard audio to legendary Sound Blaster audio.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx OEM (CL-30SB157000001)
 

4 In stock

£29.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Ca...

This virtual 7.1 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier delivers the ultimate...

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Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Card with Headphone Amplifier
 

1 In stock

£124.99

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Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Headphone Amp and DAC

Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Headphone Amplifier for PC, Mac, Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players

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Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Headphone Amp and DAC
 

1 In stock

Was: £34.99 £29.99

Creative Labs Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Soundcard (70SB109500007)

Turn your notebook into a 5.1 entertainment system featuring SBX Pro technology with Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1...

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Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Soundcard (70SB109500007)
 

1 In stock

£64.99

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Asus Xonar U3 USB Soundcard

Get a BIG UPGRADE from USB audio with Xonar U3’s crisp and clear sound for music, movie, gaming and VOIP enjoyment!.

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Asus Xonar U3 USB Soundcard
 

2 In stock

£29.99

Creative Labs Creative Sound Blaster E3 Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with Bluetooth

Creative Sound Blaster E3 600 Ohm Portable Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth for PCs, Macs, Phones, Tablets

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Creative Sound Blaster E3 Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with Bluetooth
 

1 In stock

£89.99

     
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joe Review 25 Jun 2016 this is a buy again product paired with my AKG K550's woow what a sound they produce !!! more...
Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance... Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - Retail (70SB150000001)
Mr Christopher Foulds Review 24 Feb 2016 I have had this card for about a week now, The drivers installed flawlessly, It comes with a bonus microphone, Which I have placed ontop of my monitor. The sound quality of this sound ... more...
Sound Cards

Sound Cards for High Fidelity Audio at Overclockers UK

In order to fully appreciate content on your PC, as it was meant to be enjoyed, top quality sound is paramount. When you’re listening to your favourite music, a dedicated sound card for your PC will reveal a rich level of detail and clarity that’s bound to enhance your enjoyment. Likewise, if you’re a keen gamer or film buff, there’s nothing better than the potent combination of crisp, colourful visuals and high fidelity audio to bring the experience to life. Most PC motherboards include an integrated sound card, but, to achieve superior audio fidelity and unlock the potential of your set-up, the best step you can take is to upgrade your sound card. Browse our variety of PC soundcards today and revel in crystal-clear audio for your music, games, and movies.

Varieties of Sound Card

There is a comprehensive range for you to choose from at Overclockers UK, including PCI express and PCI sound cards, and external USB soundcards. PCI and PCIe models slot into your motherboard, bypassing the integrated sound and offering greater audio performance, and come in various channel configurations. A 2.0 sound card refers to a stereo output, 2.1 means stereo plus a sub-woofer, whilst 5.1 and 7.1 models are full surround sound cards. The digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) is a fundamental component of a soundcard; in short, the higher quality the DAC, the better the audio. DACs are what convert the digital audio file on your computer into an analogue voltage, or current signal, so that it may be played through speaker or headphone outputs. PCI soundcards also feature an amplifier to boost this signal to an appropriate level for your output.

External PC sound cards perform much the same function and have similar circuitry, but are usually connected via USB rather than mounted to the motherboard. They are therefore fully portable, and can simply sit on your desk as you work and play at your desktop, or join you as you hit the road with your laptop. Most external soundcards are even surround sound compatible, at 5.1 or 7.1, and come complete with an array of powerful features. A combined DAC and amplifier is a great option for those looking for convenience or portability, without compromising on audio quality and functionality.

The Fidelity Benefits of a Sound Card

Even if you have top of the range headphones or speakers, your audio output is restricted by the quality of the source signal. That is, your speakers need a clean signal that lacks interference in order to perform to their full potential. When you buy a sound card, you are taking a step up in audio fidelity from integrated sound for several reasons. Firstly, they are better shielded from electrical interference, which causes unwanted noise, resulting in a purer source signal. In the case of external DACs, they avoid interference simply by being out of harm’s way. In addition, they boost performance with high signal-to-noise ratios, drastically reducing unwanted hiss and audio artefacts. Crucially, the quality of sound card circuitry is superior, they can normally process at higher bit and sample rates, and their converters are significantly more accurate than motherboard-integrated sound. Of course, all sorts of devices have DACs, from TVs to smartphones, but these converters are desirable because of how precisely they read and create an analogue signal from the numeric value of the digital file. Put simply, when you upgrade your soundcard, you will notice a marked improvement in audio performance.

Best Applications for Your Sound Card

Sound quality improvement is something that can benefit many people, no matter if you simply want to enjoy a little more detail in your favourite song, or you’re a highly discerning audiophile. Our collection of sound cards for PCs reflects this range of expectations and requirements, providing excellent quality audio for all. For instance, as a gamer you will find that the extra detailed response of an external DAC or PCI sound card will deepen your immersion and allow for greater game awareness. Delicate mid-high frequency sounds such as footsteps will be more audible, aiding your spatial awareness, and accurate low frequency response will result in earth-shattering explosion effects. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to purchase a soundcard to enjoy your music library, its superior fidelity will ensure what you hear does justice to the original recordings—especially in lossless formats.

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