Hi I'm new here so don't be too harsh. I have a USB condenser mic and was wondering if the soundcard on the computer affects the quality of the USB? I tried this mic on a computer and a laptop and both have different qualities. The computer was much better. Laptop could not handle it. I was also wondering, are Usb condenser mics better than regular condenser mics that go through pre amps and phantom power? Or vice versa? I'm not too good at recording vocals so any advice is appreciated.