View Full Version : [ubuntu] What Audio card should I get?

July 17th, 2011, 11:39 PM
I want to get a new audios card that uses the PCI interface and supports 5.1 surround sound or higher, but I have no clue what one to get. Any ideas?

JC Cheloven
July 18th, 2011, 02:57 AM
It's a matter of taste really. Most important thing is to get one which is supported in alsa (http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main#Vendors).

For example RME Hammerfall have a good reputation of having both excellent sound quality and decent linux suport.
EDIT: But avoid rme hdsp 9632 in particular. There's a nasty bug in the way alsa presents the card to pulseaudio.

July 26th, 2011, 05:46 AM
Ok thanks I was thinking of one made by HT|Omega, Creative labs or auzentech.