External sound card for Macbook Pro

Mac Questions

macrumors member
Original poster
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.


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.