These clips give you some idea of the difference that a good sound card makes. The
set-up consisted of a premium Mackie Onyx Mixer and a MXL v67 studio-style condenser
microphone. The output from the mixer was then sent to the respective sound device.
I was surprised that the on-board Realtek card sounded as good as it did (this
card was useless when I paired it with a computer style microphone). However, you
can clearly hear the difference when I plug into a Creative Lab X-Fi and the sound
goes from good to great!