[WriteLog] USB Sound Cards

Joe Subich, W4TV w4tv at subich.com
Wed Dec 6 18:37:00 EST 2006


I have not tried one but the Turtle Beach "Audio Advantage Roadie" 
appears to have the right stuff ($80 - new).  It is also listed 
at TigerDirect ($60) and Amazon ($57).  

You can also sometimes find the Creative SoundBlaster MP3+ ($15 - 
Refurbished) and/or the Audigy 2NX External ($55 - Refurbished) at 
the Creative Labs "Factory Store" on eBay: 

The "low price option" is the Byterunner UA-580 ($29) from 

I have not personally tested any of the cards.  The manuals for the 
first three indicate they have independent microphone and stereo line 
inputs.  I cannot find a manual on-line for the fourth but the specs 
on the web site show separate mic and line jacks.   


   ... Joe Subich, W4TV 
       microHAM America 
       support at microham.com 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Scot, K9JY
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 5:41 PM
> To: Writelog
> Subject: [WriteLog] USB Sound Cards
> All,
> After searching the archives for "USB Sound Cards" and just 
> "USB", I've failed to find any external USB sound cards that 
> could be used with my new laptop that has a sound card rating 
> of 6b. I would like 7f!
> The one USB external sound card rated 7f I know about is from 
> USB Gear manufactured by Cool Gear...I ordered it when it 
> showed in stock, never heard from them for 2 weeks, queried 
> them and heard nothing for 3-4 days, e-mailed their tech 
> support which responded "out of stock" and when asked when it 
> would be shipping I got another response that said "part 
> discontinued." Of course, the web site still shows it IN 
> STOCK, but I'm not going to go that route.
> Any help -- including a source for the external sound card -- 
> would be appreciated. If I get a good list, I'll post back 
> here on the reflector so we have a marker for late 2006 
> external USB Sound cards...
> TIA,
> Scot, K9JY
> Scot, K9JY
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