I am recording a radio piece with an external mic through my M-Audio transit. I was wondering what the better way is to listen to my recorded audio-should I have it routed through the transit or should I have it coming through my computer speakers? It sounds the same to me, but I was wondering why the transit has an audio output jack. Maybe this is a dumb question, but it seems like if you record in Audition the output would be the same whether or not it's played through the internal speakers or the transit. Is there any difference?
Your computer speakers are no doubt driven from the onboard sound chip. A computer motherboard is a very alien place for audio and there is always a load of digital shash flying about. An external soundcard puts all the analogue audio bits away from the digital environment and has more space for better components. Therefore generally an external audio interface will produce superior results to an on board one.