usb sound card

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Mar 12 16:41:34 PDT 2009

> Does anyone have experience with a usb sound card? Are any of them supported 
> in FreeBSD?

looks like it is - man snd_uaudio

from manual it looks like it's standard of USB audio interfaces so all 
should work - unless some manufacturers don't comply to standards.

simple get some laptop with freebsd to shop and try - it's quick just 
connect and check if it works

> Also [OT] what is the sound quality like?

depends of the hardware.

> I find it hard to believe that a 
> device that is available for around ?1.50 can be as good as a PCI card 
> costing quite a lot more.

it MAY. cost often have no correlation with quality in PC hardware market.
It may be crap-sound or super-hifi.

In theory it's easier to get high quality because there are easier to 
protect it from electrical noises as it's outside your computer.

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