Can anyone explain to this Newbie why you would need an external sound card with the Pandora? The Pandora's motherboard uses the Intel HD Audio chipset. Here's an excerpt from the Intel description:
Intel has worked with the industry to develop a new specification for integrated audio that is capable of delivering the features and high-end performance of an add-in audio card. Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio formats. In addition, Intel High Definition Audio has the technology needed to support the latest and greatest audio content. By enabling enhanced usage models, Intel High Definition Audio, available with the Intel® Express Chipsets, will also change how computer users interact with sound.
How does this chipset (or Pandora's implementation of this chipset) fall short?