Really cheap USB sound input/output device

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Really cheap USB sound input/output device

Post by DeusExMachina » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:53 am

Thought I'd give you all a heads up. Good deal:
http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=50 ... SD-CM-UAUD

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Re: Really cheap USB sound input/output device

Post by dave » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:00 pm

These are great for output no matter what.

But for input, they're only great if you're fine with a touch of latency. Remember: Digital mic audio is *always* latent. If you can't stand that (and if you're a pro, you may not), then definitely go with an analog mixer.

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Re: Really cheap USB sound input/output device

Post by gearswap » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:49 am

I used to use those USB Audio devices. I find the quality of audio out is a little on the "cheap side" You may want to consider a Wireless Bluetooth Receiver. They work great and the audio quality is perfecto. Prices range around $10.00 for a good one.

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Re: Really cheap USB sound input/output device

Post by dave » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:56 am

note there is more latency with bluetooth, just something to keep in mind.

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Re: Really cheap USB sound input/output device

Post by DeusExMachina » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:26 pm

Just FTR, the point of this ancient post was a heads up re: a cheap device that could serve as a stopgap in a crisis, like when your sound jack suddenly goes belly up in the middle of a show! (Or as a useful second audio port, in conjunction with an app like SoundFlower that can route audio from different apps independently from each other, to allow you to preview other audio sources while continuing to use kJams, without playing that audio over the P.A.. But this specific thread is now pointless, as eCost has gone offline and out of business.
That said, I have never had much issue with these devices in regards to audio quality. They seem to work just fine for me.

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