[LAU] USB soundcard recommendation

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Tue Oct 5 08:41:42 UTC 2010

allcoms wrote:
>>> So there are no known USB 2 audio cards that work with ALSA or OSS?
>> I don't know. ALSA's site might have a list.
> Doesn't look like there is a way to filter by hardware type on the
> ALSA site unfortunately and I have not been able to find a USB card
> that could do more than 48K

Probably not.

>> I'm not the original poster. My 5-year-old low-budget Toshiba laptop came
>> with a Firewire port. As did the Sony Vaio Superslim Pro my wife used to
>> have. Don't know about modern stuff, I don't have any of that around here!
> Yes, FW used to be common on mid to high end laptops.

Thanks for the laugh! When I bought my laptop NEW it wasn't a mid or 
high end laptop! In fact, I think it had been discontinued that year. ;-)

> First Sony
> pulled it off their PS3 then that ignited a trend that spread into the
> PC world where FW has become rare on new laptops and there has been
> rumours of the intentional 'murder' of firewire so these days you
> often need an expresscard slot if you want firewire.

Vendors continue to chase cheapness. I wouldn't characterize that as 
intentional "murder" of Firewire. My laptop has a PS/2 mouse port, for 
instance. Now laptops don't come with enough USB ports for me to plug in 
mouse, keyboard, MIDI and USB soundcard ...

Outside of Toshiba or Asus EEEPc, I don't recommend cheap or "budget" 

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