External sound card for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mac Questions, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Mac Questions macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Followup to my thread here:

    Now I'm looking for an external sound card for my Mac. I have a 2007 Macbook Pro but will be upgrading to a new model sometime soon (so an ExpressCard is not an option.) Firewire preferred, although if a USB sound card works well, than that's fine too.

    Does anybody know of any? All I can find at the moment is the Griffin Firewave. Any experiences with it? From what I can tell, it has been discontinued.

    EDIT: Also found the Creative Sound Blaster X-FI 5.1 USB, but I can't see any Mac support.
  2. mbestel macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2010


    Maybe check out www.m-audio.com the products aren't cheap but are well regarded.


  3. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
  4. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    You could look into the Creative XMod. I picked one up on Amazon for $30 last week. Arrived in less then 3 days too. I haven't been able to test it myself, but have read many goods things about on this very forum. I will post my own little "review" of it in this thread after I test it out later today if you want.

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