I have installed a Creative USB sound card on my Windows 7 HP desktop.
I tried recording a streaming audio and playback in Audacity sounds better but it’s not 100 percent yet. When I split the track and mute the right channel the left channel plays fair quality, but when I mute the left channel poor quality sound comes out of both speakers.
I encoded the sample to MP3 at 160 bit rate and the quality is worse when played on Winamp.
Any suggestions would help. The Creative Sound Blaster card is the cheapest. Should I return it and get a better quality card?