[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
support at microham.com
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> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 5:41 PM
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> Subject: [WriteLog] USB Sound Cards
> 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...
> Scot, K9JY
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