So I've been slowly upgrading all of my audio equipment and now has come the time for me to make one of the harder decisions. What soundcard to get? This task however, is pretty daunting to me, because I have only ever tinkered with/opened PCs and not laptops, so I have a couple of questions:
Is there space in a Dell inspiron 15R laptop for a soundcard? Because even if there is a free PCI express port on the inside, it looks as if there would be no space on the outside for the line-in and line-out ports.
What onboard soundcard would you recommend for music, and audio production?
If onboard sound isnt feasible due to space, would you recommend a USB external soundcard or an amp/DAC?
Also, in the meantime, any suggestions on how to maximize my PCs audio quality with its built-in sound?