Do you remember the old days of Sound Blaster? They’re still around!
I’ve also just reviewed the EVGA Nu Audio Card. It’s the first time EVGA have taken a step into the audio world. I’m wondering if a sound card is worth it and necessary for audio producers, music production or simply audiophiles in today’s world of technology?
I made a list of arguments and features of the new EVGA sound card and wanted to share them with you. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Why buy a sound card?
- If your motherboard has rubbish audio a sound card can give you clean, crisp and usable audio.
- As an audiophile listening, especially on decent headphones, is going to be a night and day difference.
Why not buy a DAC instead?
- Keep things nice and tidy inside your PC.
- Using a PCIe may offer performance (and latency?) improvements compared to USB.
What I like about the EVGA Nu Audio Card
- Mic input with its own pre-amp.
- Headphone amp 16-600 Ohms meaning you can drive some serious headphones!
- Audio converters included in the box (6.35mm to 3.5mm and RCA to 3.5mm).
- Software with EQ profiles, volume and RGB controls.
- Studio quality line in (up to 384 kHz).
- Flashy RGB lighting that can sync to the audio you’re playing (using Nu Audio software).
Here’s a video I made about the card:
What are your thoughts on a sound card?