usb sound card

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Fri Mar 13 16:06:24 PDT 2009

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> 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.

thanks for the pointer, I didn't know about that one.
> simple get some laptop with freebsd to shop and try - it's quick just 
> connect and check if it works

good idea though cost of train fare to the shop is rather more than the 
cost of the device, so...
>> Also [OT] what is the sound quality like?

... if anyone does have any experience of them I would still like to hear.



> 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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