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3answers
121 views

USB Gaming Headphones Vs. Traditional [closed]

I have a new Creative Labs Sound BlasterZ sound card and just purchases the Plantronics Gamecon 780 USB 7.1 gamer headset. I play Battlefield 4 primarily with headphones. Now my questions are: Am ...
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1answer
2k views

How to use USB Speakers with 3.5mm Aux Speakers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have the Bose Companion 5, and recently got a Bose SoundLink mini bluetooth speaker as a gift and I want to be able to use them both at the same time, preferably having the mini speaker as the ...
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2answers
90 views

Are USB audio-adapters any good? [closed]

I’m running Windows XP SP3 and have an AMD CPU and on-board audio. I don’t know what went wrong, but my sound is no longer working. I checked the volume and Control Panel settings, but everything is ...
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0answers
51 views

Clarify misunderstanding about USB hosts and IRQs

I have a long-suffering usb sound card (Creative X-Fi HD). Its manual said the following: Ensure that the headset/soundcard uses a USB Host that is on an individual IRQ slot. This means that no ...
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2answers
1k views

How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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2answers
2k views

How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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1answer
236 views

Soundcard and headset - microphone picks up low to no sound

I have headset connected with two 3.5 mm jacks to my computer. I use my microphone mostly for communication via TeamSpeak. Unfortunately, in the last time, the other side hears sound which goes slowly ...
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0answers
109 views

Plugging USB sound card prevents Windows Screen saver from running

I'm developing an embedded Windows based device with some extra hardware (an information kiosk). I need second sound card in the device so I use USB Device like this but when I plug it in it ...
0
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1answer
826 views

Linux Mint Debian Cinammon soundcard selection

i use said OS and i am missing a window or setting to set the default soundcard. I have a builtin analog soundcard which works just fine and is set as default, also i have a usb headset which works ...
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4answers
2k views

Two soundcards: How do route the input from one so it plays on the other soundcard's output?

I'm using Windows. I have two soundcards, and only one of them has an input. The other only has an output. For some reason, I can not change them. What I have tried: I am able to open Sound recorder ...
2
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1answer
808 views

Still no external sound after installing ubuntu 10.04

As suggested I upgraded. Same as before except now not even the speaker control in the application bar. Please help. Background: I have Ubuntu 9.10. Headphones appear to work fine. External ...
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1answer
55 views

What features do I want for listening, recording on external USB sound card [closed]

My internal sound card has enough noise to be annoying when listening to music, so I'm going to get an external one. Other than number of channels, what features are good to have. I don't need >2.1 ...
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3answers
448 views

Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
2
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2answers
951 views

Does a USB Headset require any Specific Soundcard?

I was going to buy a cheap USB Headset for skyping, and was suggested the Logitech H330 USB Headset. Before buying the headset, I was checking the reviews, and on Amazon, someone has mentioned that ...
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1answer
1k views

USB sound card with 6.3mm jack output

I have a pair of Sennheiser 555 semi-professional headphones. These have a 6.3mm jack and a 3.5mm jack adapter. I wish I could buy an USB sound card for my laptop that would have a 6.3mm output not ...
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1answer
961 views

Will An External Audio Interface Reduce CPU Load?

I am considering buying a very-low-latency audio interface like this one. One question is if it will reduce CPU load (I'm at about 60%+ and my Macbook has 2.4ghz and 4gigs ram) during intensive audio ...
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2answers
222 views

Externally-powered USB with built in sound card

I am after a USB hub with at least 5 ports, and a built in 3.5mm headphone jack so I can use that to reduce the cables hanging out of my Macbook when it is on my desk. I don't want one that requires ...