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

Fons Adriaensen fons at kokkinizita.net
Mon Dec 4 23:21:01 UTC 2006

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 04:05:37PM -0500, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:

> 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.

One other aspect to consider: there is a good reason why the typical
'pro' microphone cable is about 5 times as thick and 25 times heavier
than anything that will fit in a mini-jack. There is just no space on
a laptop or on anything that can be inserted into a laptop for decent
connectors, nor are they mechanically fit to take the strain of even
a few meters of good mic cable.


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