#1
I am looking at getting one of these.

M-Audio Audiophile 192
Tascam US144
Alesis IO2

Mobility isn't really an issue, also how important are balanced inputs/outputs. And right now with my current integrated sound I get a delay between when I hit a note and when I hear it back through my computer speakers (when monitoring a track in my DAW). I assume any of these would get rid of that completely.
#2
M-Audio Delta 44 or 66 is what you want. The latency issue can be avoided by using a low-latency sound driver, such as ALSA, or ASIO which is windows' solution I think.
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#4
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since they don't have midi, I would just buy a USB Midi cable then ?


Most modern MIDI devices have usb capability, without the need of a regular MIDI cable. But it is good to have a MIDI interface, and there are good solutions. These are from M-Audio and are all pretty cheap.
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#6
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okay cool, also why the delta 44 / 66 over the audiophile192


4x4 unbalanced i/o, no screwing around, just the stuff you need. Convenient breakout box so you don't have to crawl behind your PC to hook stuff up. Great converters. Very modular.
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#7
I don't know, I feel pretty attracted by the M-Audio Audiophile 192. Besides the guitar inputs it also has the S/PDIF input/output and midi. I heard both good and bad things about the midi/usb interfaces and I think a direct one (in the card) would just work better. I don't think crawling behind the computer is an issue, you just connect it and leave it connected. You can always get a mixer and do your connections there.
#8
The M-audio Delta 44 has always served me well, with high quality inputs. There unbalanced so you will need outboard gear in addition to it.