I need a new soundcard with no background nois. I bought new monitoring speakers M-Audio BX5 D2 and my current DACs deliver too much noise.
I currently have:
- Asrock Z77 Pro 3 (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec) onboard sound
- Hotaudio DAC Destroyer
The onboard soundcard delivers unbelievable amounts of noise. The new speakers are not usable with it. The hotaudio dac destroyer performs a little better but my USB ports are really bad and are also very noisy.
By noise I mean the sound the computer produces when I start a program, move the mouse etc. It is not very loud but audible.
Then I tried a cheap soundcard Asus Xonar DGX which also had noise after a while of using the computer ;(
What kind of soundcard do I need to get rid of that kind of background noise. If I do not play back anything I do not want to hear anything if I start a program, move the mouse or the harddrive is being used. I guess it must be some kind of soundcard that is shielded from the computer environment. But I am not sure what I have to look for.
Better soundcards have a higher signal to noise ratio, Is that the value I am looking for? The Xonar DGX has 105dB and the Creative Sound Blaster Z has 116 dB. Is that the value that influences computer noise or does it not have anything to do with my problem?
I hope you can help me ;)