Sound Card Suggestions
Anyhow, Jumped on the Edifier deal and decided to give surround sound a try after all these years. Pair of Edifier 1850's up front, moved my audio engine A2's to the rear. Front 1850's are also connected to a 12" dayton sub.
Now the problem, with windows 10, the current sound blaster card is end of life (long time ago)... and with windows 10, there seems to be no way to make it run in surround (5.1). Switched on the onboard audio and all is working...... but compared to the (not very expensive) Sound blaster, it sounds like a tin can.
99% of this computer use is going to be for watching Youtube and netflix shows. I want a 5.1 setup that will work with the existing power speakers.
Any suggestions on a good sound card (or external DAC) that would work......thinking approx $100 but slightly flexible. A quick google search points me to a few sound cards.... but their release dates scares me....... I mean... the "current' card is 7 years old?
The existing card is a PCIe