Will a sound card improve microphone SQ?

I'm wanting to plug a microphone into my computer via a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, but a quick question arose. Will a sound card improve the sound quality, or will the integrated sound be adequate? Thanks :)
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  1. depending on what you are using it for, just for online chat, use the intagrated, but if you are recording stuff like singing, go with an aftermarket sound card
  2. it also depends on the quality of the microphone, since you have to use a 1/4" to 1/8" convert it is probably higher quality than the integrated will handle so a sound card might improve quality, but try just using the integrated and if that is insufficient then invest in a sound card but the quality of the integrated sound should be sufficient unless you are using your computer as a recording studio.
  3. I'm pretty sure sound cards only output and not input
  4. ubernoobie said:
    I'm pretty sure sound cards only output and not input


    Every one I've ever seen has had Line/Mic-In :shrugs:

    Thanks for the help everyone. I guess I'll just test it out and see how it goes :)
  5. Pyroflea said:
    Every one I've ever seen has had Line/Mic-In :shrugs:


    That's correct. My advice, see how the existing sound is before spending!
  6. mi1ez said:
    That's correct. My advice, see how the existing sound is before spending!


    Alright, thanks. I've just never actually had a sound card in any of my computers, so I didn't know if there was some absolutely mind-blowing difference in quality or not.
  7. i used to have a 7.1 soundblaster card in my old pc, but that was for surround sound purpose when watching dvd's, but like they said, it depends on what your gunna do, good luck
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