USB Audio Device Suggestions?

Michael Whapples mwhapples at
Mon May 4 13:22:58 EDT 2009

You may wish to look at the ALSA preferred soundcards page at and the ALSA 
soundcard matrix (linked to from the preferred soundcards page).

I have a SoundBlaster Audigy2 NX. It works under Linux and as I remember 
(I haven't used it for a bit) there is a problem with 44.1 KHz sample 
rates although it worked fine for other sample rates with ALSA. It does 
work under windows but requires the creative labs drivers (Windows may 
include them now, I don't know, windows certainly  needed creative's 
drivers when I bought it). Also as a note (remembering your other recent 
question) the audigy2 NX needs a power connection. I don't know whether 
the audigy2 NX is what you need, its the only USB audio device I 
personally have had experience with, may be those two references will 
help you choose something suitable.

Michael Whapples
On 23/12/42 19:59, Cory Martin wrote:
>   Hello,
>   Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive USB Sound device that works
> with both Linux (GRML) and Windows?  Preferably without needing any specific
> drivers to be installed for it to work under either operating system?
> Thanks,
> Cory

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