There isn't a massive choice when it comes to dedicated sound cards these days. Sure, there are lots of cards for the would-be musician, but for the gamer or media enthusiast the choice essentially comes down to working out whether to buy a Creative card or stick with the motherboard's chip.
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Auzen is building up a very solid reputation in the sound card market. Its previous offering, the X-Meridian was a very capable performer when it came to music and home cinema, but wasn't so adept when faced with the challenge of the modern game.