ASUS Xonar U7 Sound Card
This 7.1 channel offering is different from the other sound cards on our list in that it’s an external device which connects to your computer through a SUB port. The may turn away some users, but others will appreciate that they they don't have to crack open their PC to install the card an added bonus. It features outstanding specifications with an output signal to noise ratio of one hundred fourteen decibels (DB), and one hundred ninety-two kilohertz KHz, 24 bit sound reproduction. It also features Dolby HomeTheater v4 technology for top of class surround sound reproduction. Best of all, it comes at a very affordable price which won’t break the bank.