Do I need a sound card?

First time build. Do I need to get a sound card? Or will headphones etc work without one?
Are they only for making sound better?
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    You will be fine without a sound card, modern boards come with a good enough one built in that most people would never be able to tell you the difference between the integrated sound card and a $200 one.
  2. most would not, unless your ears are sensitive enough.
    my setup, asus xonar (forgot the model) which i use for my speakers, and corsair 2100 wireless headset (its usb so its not using my sound card)
    i just switch from windows when using either headset or speakers, it saves me the pain of reaching behind the case to plug/unplug the speaker/headset jacks
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