[clug] Looking for USB sound hardware

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Wed Feb 6 19:34:47 MST 2013

Hi Jeff,

> Does anyone know of a reasonably priced external sound card/dongle? That
> fit these requirements,
> * 2 channel output
> * 2 channel input (prefer amplified input)
> * USB connection to computer.
> * powered off the USB bus.
> * drivers should be the USB  standard audio driver and in the standard
> Linux kernel.
> * It must have a well documented protocol (it's no good to me if I can't
> get a program to speak to it).
> * Easily portable (ie small and light weight).
> * Reasonable priced. Preferably cheap.

I've used the following with no problems, the latter on a daily basis:

* http://dx.com/p/5-1-channel-usb-sound-card-adapter-black-59039

Both use the USB Audio Device class, so snd_usb_audio.ko "just works".



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