Join Empire23 as he goes through the intricacies of the sound cards and breaks it down into the key issues you need to know before you pick up a new sound card. If this can be challenging to even seasoned PC hardware enthusiasts, it can be quite impossible for a newbie.
"When it comes to audiophile performance, I consider objective tests to be absolutely superior to listening tests. Why? First of all, objective results are final and indisputable. Also, you can't do any listening tests if you don't have the sound cards in front of you! So, objective test results are the best way to compare the performance of audiophile sound cards without first buying them. Okay, let's get this ball rolling..."
Read on at TechARP.