[clug-talk] Linux USB sound cards?
linux at glazer.ca
Thu Dec 13 12:19:57 PST 2007
that was the hint I needed - I don't need anything complex at all, but I
got caught up in thinking I needed an actual sound card, when a USB
speaker does the trick perfectly.
I plugged in my USB headphones and away I went. Sometimes one stares at
a problem for way too long when the answer is right there on the side of
them, hanging from their ear ;-)
Mark Carlson wrote:
> On 12/13/07, Martin Glazer <linux at glazer.ca> wrote:
>> I'm looking to get a USB sound card and was wondering if anyone had any
>> experience or recommendation with one that would operate under Linux?
>> I was also looking for a PCI-E soundcard, but it doesn't look like the
>> Creative Soudblaster I found is compatible yet.
>> Any ideas?
> Thanks to the USB specification, pretty much anything that is simple
> (e.g. mic. input, headphone and line output) should Just Work. If you
> are looking for 5.1 surround sound with fancy effects, then you'll
> have to just search for "<sound card model number> <your linux
> distro>" and see what comes up.
> This is the one I have, and it is great if you have some nice
> headphones (and need a portable headphone amp,) but otherwise, you
> could get something comparable in ease of use for much less money:
> However, it is a good example of something just working when you plug
> it in. It has a very standard USB audio interface, and so should most
> other choices.
> -Mark C.
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