What many new users don’t realize is that it takes more than just a quality set of speakers and a working computer to create high quality sound.
A 5.1 surround sound card is also essential. Without this, the entertainment system’s speakers and subwoofer mean nothing. What is a 5.1 surround sound card? Essentially, it is what controls your stereo system.
The 5.1 indicates that you have hooked up five speakers and one subwoofer. These five speakers are typically placed strategically throughout the room, resulting in the desired surround sound effect.