[linux-audio-dev] Laptop mic-input sound quality.

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Mon Dec 4 21:05:37 UTC 2006

> > It is technically possible to get good built-in audio. It is just that
> > laptop manufactures don't bother.
> > For example, The Creative Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is a PCMCIA card that has
> > very good quality audio capture, and that is sitting inside the laptop,
> > so why can't the laptop itself have good quality mic input?

Because PCMCIA != internal soundcard (even if it is physically inserted into
the laptop's body). Namely, it is enclosed in its own metal casing, not to
mention PCMCIA enclosure both of which allow for a much better R/F shielding
than bunch of exposed chips and connectors on the motherboard.

Best wishes,


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