USB Sound Card

All,

I've been using my RPi as an AirPlay endpoint for iTunes (using shairport) and found, like others, that the built-in audio didn't quite cut it. After messing with alsamixer up and down I decided to get a usb add-on sound card.
The first card I tried was http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186035 - It was an improvement over the built-in audio, however you could still hear static-y ticking while playing music.
Finally I found that using the included usb sound card from a Logitech G330 headset (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/webcam-communications/internet-headsets-phones/gaming-headset-g330) seemed to produce perfect sound quality. I picked one up on eBay for ~$13 USD.

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honestly, i'm completely daft when it comes to hardware componants, but when you say the manufacturers website, i have no idea what that is. the only guess i can come up with would be MSI? ...

And that, if you're using 2 speakers, that you plugged them in the front outputs, not rear or anything else. (Unless you use kX drivers, which swaps front and rear for higher sound quality.) ...

or direct from hercules... http://ts.hercules.com/eng/index.php?pg=view_files&gid=2&fid=22&pid=15&cid=1  

Okay lets say the A7N8X and Deluxe version of the same board. But my qeustion really is not quality of parts. But does one board perfrom better with or without extra stuff on the broad like NICs and sound? ...

Not on the list, and I don't know exactly where Mitsai products are sold outside Portugal, but these work fine (with an on/off switch too).http://www.worten.pt/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=04650295&oid=&c=Regards ...


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