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Syba external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with 3.5mm Audio Mic Jack C-Media Chipset
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  • Compliant with USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps) Specification
  • Compliant with USB Audio Device Class Specification 1.0, Compliant with USB HID Class Specification 1.1
  • USB Bus-powered Mode, No External Power Required, Near full 5V power ouput to Microphone
  • Connectors: USB Type-A, Stereo output jack, Mono microphone-input jack
  • LED indicators: Microphone-Mute Status, Activity FG-UAUDV1-C119
Height1.5 Inches
Length6.5 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateMay 2022
Weight0.04 Pounds
Width6 Inches

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Found 186 comments on Syba external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with 3.5mm Audio Mic Jack C-Media Chipset:

u/kavokie · 10 pointsr/headphones

Well... To be honest you did get a audio interface designed to work with guitars and singer style microphones... When what you needed was an external soundcard.

There are major audio interfaces by the music industry. And your cool USB soundcard has some of the more popular ones... Yay! But it does not have what you want. Booo!

Your soundcard/interface is not designed for 3.5mm jacks. so you will need adapters to make it work.

On the front you have two XLR inputs or you can use them as TRS inputs. Pre sonus calls them "2 combo XLR/¼” mic/instrument inputs"

TRS inputs are big headphone jacks... 1/4 inch type. They would go in the middle of the inputs on the front. You would feed your mic in there. How? You can get an adapter that will allow your 3.5mm headphone jack to fit 1/4 headphones to fit the front area. Something like this... Can get them at Radio Shack pretty cheap. Make sure they are stereo and not mono though.


You would need two of them, one for the headphones (labeled "phones") port in the back of the interface, and one for the mic part in the front of the interface.

If you are going to make music you got the right interface. If you are only using it as a really good soundcard, there are others that would fit you better. Like this...


Or if you got monies... this


At the beginning I called one an audio interface and the other a sound card. Audio interfaces are a card that focus on the interface part, meaning the recording/band aspect of music and their connectors.. Sound cards are just making sound like the audio interfaces, but they don't include the band interfaces/ports/jacks and usually go to 3.5mm jacks like your headphones want.

Hope this helps.

u/hcweb · 9 pointsr/raspberry_pi

The items used:

Raspberry PI Zero <- Bougth mine at local store.

http://amzn.com/B00S82B0VA <- Karaoke Mixer

http://amzn.com/B00SNLIG5O <- 128GB SD Card for storage

http://amzn.com/B001MSS6CS <- USB Audio Card

http://amzn.com/B003MTTJOY <- Wifi Adapter

http://amzn.com/B005HKIDF2 <- Usb Hub

A total of around ~$90


If a mic is needed that add $20
http://amzn.com/B003GEBGA0 <- Mic

u/feed_me_tecate · 8 pointsr/amateurradio

Hi! The Raspberry PI only has audio output. You need an external sound device to get the audio signal into the PI. It's likely that any cheeeep-o Amazon USB audio device will be discovered by the Linux kernel, no drivers needed. I have one of these ripped apart and soldered directly to an HT for packet work, and it does fine under Debian.

edit - wrong link*


u/Zencyde · 7 pointsr/Steam

I wouldn't recommend getting USB or surround sound headphones. They come in two types and both are mediocre as well as limiting. You have your headphones with multiple drivers, which reviews will time and time again say are off. Multiple smaller drivers in a circumaural headset next to year ear? Diminished sound quality as well as limited directional accuracy. The other option is to get a set that use virtual surround, but these are going to be USB only. My experienec with USB headphones tells me this is not worth it. Needing to install drivers, potential voltage dropouts from USB charge not being stable, popping (that shit HURTS and is what caused me to throw out my last USB headset), as well as not being able to plug it into more devices. The 3.5 millimeter standard is MUCH better to have here for its versatility and simplicity. If you would like USB, as another user suggested a functional reason for it (though the same could be achieved by using the front audio ports because most computers will still distinguish between headphones and speakers if you use the front ports), they do sell cheap USB adapters that often have their own virtual surround drivers. I'd recommend this over a dedicated USB headset. The lack of versatility and problems associated are worth keeping your setup modular. If you would like to have virtual surround but your soundcard/motherboard doesn't have driver support for it, then I really suggest grabbing the Razer Surround drivers for free.

Okay, wall of text is over! What SHOULD you buy? That's a crazy question. If you're looking for a headset (headphone+microphone), I'm personally a fan of the Logitech G230 which is one of the better price/performance options out there. They are not the highest quality headphones but they are sturdy (important!) and comfortable (double important!). The sound quality coming through them is more than passable. Sometimes I forget I'm not listening to speakers, even though I've been using them exclusively for months. The mic quality is mediocre and requires some boosting, so that should be known.

If you're just looking for headphones without a microphone, this is NOT the place to be asking that question. Audiophiles know headphone gear much better than gamers do, but generally don't know anything about headsets because the low-quality mics headsets use aren't of much use to audiophiles.

If you got through all that, congratulations and I hope it helps you! Just make sure to check reviews on various sites (or just Amazon, if you're lazy like me) and don't pick up anything with less than a 4/5 rating. Good luck!

u/420BlazeItKony · 6 pointsr/Beatmatch

Get this on amazon, it costs $8:

usb soundcard

it works with mac/pc, and requires no drivers. It works out of the box and allows a 2nd input. This is the cheapest possible way to add a headphone channel to preview tracks.

Also, get this mixtrack, it costs $88 and works identically:

Numark mixtrack

You are limited by the software, why buy a more expensive controller when you can get last year's for $88? It works just as effectively and the USB soundcard saves you from buying the pro version, which is marked up double compared to the regular mixtrack.

u/landonsworld · 5 pointsr/androidapps

I mean, you could just use a usb speaker adapter too.

u/adrianmonk · 5 pointsr/audio

Or get a cheap USB DAC for the headphones. Since it's for monitoring purposes only, sound quality wouldn't be a concern, which means you can go cheap. Like $8.50 cheap.

u/danrant · 4 pointsr/AndroidAnything

You are probably talking about USB Audio, it was actually added earlier in 4.1. The device also has to support USB Host. S4 does support USB Audio. The biggest problem is that Google does not give a damn about compatibility with external accessories. As far as I understand not all external USB Audio DACs/cards are compatible with all USB Audio Android smartphones.

EDIT: Here is what I think should work. Disclaimer: I'm not absolutely sure about compatibility.

u/goodhur · 4 pointsr/nexusplayer

You may need to reboot after plugging the dac in. I only tried the analog audio out on the pcm2704. They are stereo only. This may be handy for projectors since they are USB powered and cheaper than HDMI extractors. Note there is not simultaneous audio output from USB and HDMI.

SYBA external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yrkoxbR8N0JMM

Phantom YoYo PCM2704 USB Fiber Optic Coaxial Analog Output USB Sound Card Decoding Plate DAC USB Power https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5NQ12O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KskoxbJFVQ3ER

Griffin Technology iMic - The original USB Stereo Input and Output Audio Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Y5D776/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wtkoxbHBWFXCF

u/LtRoyalShrimp · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Yes, you can do that.

The way I do it is I use a mixer, and I bought 4 USB sound cards, which are like $5 on Amazon. I send Skype, TS, etc to one, Games to another, music to another and mix it all via the mixer later. This gives me control over almost all my audio.

u/boxsterguy · 3 pointsr/windows

If your goal is to recreate the "isolated audio components" hardware portion of Beats Audio, your best bet is to get a USB audio adapter/amp/dac. From USB, the audio signal is still digital so it literally can't be affected by electromagnetic noise inside the laptop. Prices range from ridiculously cheap to ridiculously expensive, just depending on what you want or need.

You probably won't hear any difference between an external device and your built-in headphone jack, but if you think your sound is bad then it doesn't hurt to try something else. Just don't judge your laptop's audio output based on the quality of the built-in speakers. Compare with headphones.

u/ep1center · 3 pointsr/applehelp

I use this with my Mac mini and it works great. You would need a usb-c adapter

u/arkmtech · 3 pointsr/software

Sorry, I'm not aware of any software that would do that - But you could get one of these for about $9.00. :-)

u/emetayer · 3 pointsr/FL_Studio

Agreed that the metronome could be better.

You could always just put a click track on a channel that is routed in such a way which will bypass your recording and go straight to speakers.

You could control the volume, divisions, whatever. You could put something different on the 1,5,9,13 so you always know exactly where you are.

I should probably send this idea over to Scott, haha. Now I want to see it incorporated.

Additionally, if you were to route this track to an independent sound card, say, a cheap USB Sound Card , you could then plug in a dedicated pair of speakers and have a physical metronome that you could fade in and out whenever.

u/Tlamac · 3 pointsr/PS4

I'm using the 558's so I don't think there is much of a difference this is basically what my setup looks like but with different products.http://cdn.head-fi.org/4/42/500x1000px-LL.jpg-4212849e_750524.jpeg



I use the audio adapter with the Earforce amp because without it the ps4 has a hard time recognizing that a mic is plugged in. So far the quality is really good, I can hear footsteps and the TLOU had a great sound. I had a similar problem with a headphone jack except mine broke, so this was my little setup that helped me around that problem and has provided beautiful audio since February.

u/attempted · 3 pointsr/ipad

Plugging the Helix in via USB is telling the iPad to use it as an audio interface for both ins and outs. If you only want to use the Helix for input, why don't you try a cheap USB sound card with a mic level input along with a headphone jack like this. Then you can use the headphone output on the USB card.

I wish Apple would implement mac-level audio routing. It really is super easy to pick your system level input/output device, even when the two are completely different.

u/druggit · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

You could go with something simple like a usb soundcard, since you're not much into djing, example: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409712783&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+soundcard

or you could ask your friend what he used

u/zoredache · 2 pointsr/computers

You could always buy a USB sound adapter, then just disable the onboard soundcard and use the USB sound interface.


  • http://amzn.com/B001MSS6CS

    If you have a spare USB port, then this method will allow you to regain function without having to solder or anything.
u/TrouserPudding · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

I'm using this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

on my Mac for my digital interface (along with the isolator I linked in the eBay acution earlier). $15 digi interface....BAM! The output is a bit "hot" so I'm going to put a 1k pot in line to trim it down. In the mean time I just end up with my output volume around 3-10.

u/TheJessaChannel · 2 pointsr/letsplay

I think so! I also use an inexpensive mic but it sounds so much better with this Stereo Audio Adaptor: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MSS6CS from Amazon. I would recommend this over what you showed as it is $18 cheaper. I've used my adaptor for 6 months now. Listen to a bit of an episode on my channel to determine if the quality is good to you.

u/martindm03 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I actually had my motherboard audio die in me a couple years ago, and bought this one as a temp replacement until I could get a new pci-e sound card. Never got a new sound card it works great.

u/farmerbb · 2 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

Here's one that I used, works great with the SHIELD. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001MSS6CS/

u/modmicissue · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Just picked up a ModMic to use for a Discord server. I was fully aware that plugging the mod mic directly into my motherboards on board audio input would cause issues. I plugged into a Syba USB Audio Adapter and I'm experiencing terrible feedback which sounds like a fan. Example here: https://clyp.it/pbnnmadw

I think it may be a PSU issue, maybe plugging it into an external USB would help?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


u/vacant35 · 2 pointsr/Windows10

I had a similar issue and bought a usb instead it made a huge improvement in the mic quality. It reduces interference apparently and powers the mic also giving it a boost. That's what I was told anyway , all I know is for a few pounds it was a big boost.


sorry forgot teh link


u/Darkone06 · 2 pointsr/Austin

Look on amazon for an external USB sound card. They should be under $35. It will cost you way more to get one specific for your laptop.

This one is under $10


u/FogDucker · 2 pointsr/hackintosh

I had a bunch of annoying popping and delays with my Z68 board's audio (Realtek 889) and decided to just go the USB audio route. This: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/ worked perfectly for me, but all I care about is basic stereo audio.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/audiophile

How would a device like this sound to an average person when compared to a typical desktop audio jack?

Apologies if this sort of question isn't allowed here but I figured this sub would be able to provide a more informed answer.

u/Turtvaiz · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

The onboard audio is truly shit if it is the same as my B450M Mortar (probably is). But you can just buy a cheap USB sound card to replace it. I bought a Syba adaptor for 8€ and it worked perfectly.

u/MlgBeast · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

yah it seems that the headphone jack being broken is a downer, ive been using something like http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425416726&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+headphone+adapter that i can throw in. also ive been offered 200 off ebay, i am in a good mood i see myself budging off my price if its reasonable :P

u/AustinRiversDaGod · 2 pointsr/windowsphone

Idk about OP, but I broke off the headphones in my computer's jack. Since then, I haven't been able to get sound on my computer except through a [USB audio adapter] (http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS) or an HDMI cable. There is an app called airphones, but it has latency, so it's not very useful for stuff like youtube videos (which is all I would want the not so good sound for).

u/Sohcahtoa82 · 2 pointsr/AskMen


There's this for $8. If you'd rather buy a more reputable brand, there's a Logitech one for $12.

u/Big--Smoke · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

I have one of these bad boys, works great with my Mixtrack. Had it for a year and it's still tip top.

Syba USB Sound Card

u/emptysounds · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

The dongle worked with Traktor and Deckadance, both programs let you assign the dongle to one audio output and the internal card to another output. I would assume most dj programs work this way.

I don't know which brand of USB dongle, we picked it up at Microcenter a few years back. It was dirt cheap, so any of the amazon ones should be ok. If it helps, I would prolly buy this one myself... http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381253283&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+sound+card

FYI... I wouldn't use the dongle method for club gigs, but it's fine for practice/learning and house parties.

u/SpongeBad · 2 pointsr/PS4

Maybe something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS (the PS4 works with USB headsets, so may just see this as a USB headset), but I'd say it's touch and go at best.

You could always go with headphones out of the controller (since we know that supports game audio and chat), or if you really wanted to torture yourself, run an audio cable from the controller to your audio setup. :)

u/Literati · 2 pointsr/tf2

Dude, I was in the same situation as you! You might want to get one of these.

I picked one up when my built-in Microphone wasn't working on my Windows partition, but couldn't plug in my headset since it had dual audio in/out jacks.

You're the same Rae who plays on Reddit West, right? I don't know if you're near LA, but if you decide on getting a decent headset and want that adapter, we can meet up somewhere public and I can give you mine for 10 bucks; that way I get rid of something I don't need and you get something you do. :D

u/EchoErik · 2 pointsr/microphones

Condenser Microphones need power to function. The audio port on your motherboard does not give nearly enough. The microphone will work much better and be less noisy with more power. You can either use a USB sound card to give the mic 5V of power or get a 48V phantom power supply to maximize your performance.
I got this USB Soundcard and this Power Supply. I use both together and It sounds great. The microphone also works alright with just the USB card. hope it helps. p.s. I have the same mic.

u/OmoideAeternum · 2 pointsr/headphones

I recently came into a situation like this when switching from my HyperX Cloud IIs to audiophile-level headphones.

I solved my problem by buying a cheap condenser microphone + boom stand + usb audio adapter and then plugging my headphones in separately.

Not only did I end up with better sound quality, I ended up with better microphone quality than both a gaming headset and the ModMic / BoomPro.

u/flunky_the_majestic · 2 pointsr/k12sysadmin

I have never had a problem with any USB audio adapter on Chromebook, and have used several. Most recently, we used this one: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS

But yours probably would be fine, too. It seems USB audio must be pretty standard the way HID devices are.

u/wheetato · 2 pointsr/headphones

The 598Cs are very efficient and don't need an amp to run well. If you're worried about running it through your mic, this is also a very cheap alternative.

u/hilyou · 2 pointsr/audiophile

From what I know there isn't a USB to 3.5mm+mic (single port) adaptor. There are adaptors with two ports for headphones and microphones. I heard this USB adaptor is good.

Also if you need a single port, then you can use the adaptor that came with your Bose headphones. If you've lost it, then you can use something like this. There are other similar adaptors so you can try something else if this doesn't work since some reviews say that it doesn't work with Apple in-line remotes.

Hope this works out for you!

u/cerialphreak · 2 pointsr/headphones

Basically you would get super low volumes from the onboard Mic port. What I ended up doing was getting a cheap USB sound card just for the mic and it works fine.

u/Sunsparc · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Save yourself the trouble and get a USB Audio adapter.

u/bearcat2004 · 2 pointsr/unRAID

"This device cannot start. (Code 10)" is a hardware error that most commonly means that you have a bad, missing, or incompatible device driver.

I'd recommend you try a different driver, or reinstall the amd driver, or pass through a different sound device. I have [this usb device] (https://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/dp/B001MSS6CS) installed for when my intel hdaudio device fails.

u/narcogen · 2 pointsr/obs

This isn't easy or simple, but it is possible. You will need a separate microphone of some kind.

Get one of these:


This separates the audio from an Xbox One controller into separate microphone and headphone plugs.

If your controller is an Elite, you can plug this directly into the controller.

If not, you'll need an adapter like this:


Now run 1/8" stereo cables from the headphone and microphone leads of the Sennheiser adapter and either plug them into the inputs on your PC, if they are available. If not, you can add more inputs by adding a USB audio adapter like this one:


In the Xbox, enable your headset and send party and game chat to the headset only. (You can also use speakers, but then you'll only be able to control the chat audio levels in the Xbox, not in OBS.)

If you're not already using it, get VoiceMeeter Banana and set it up according to its manual:


Voicemeeter provides for three hardware inputs, three hardware outputs, and three audio buses. It creates a virtual device to be used as the default Windows audio output. Check the quick start section of the manual.

Then what you want is to set your Let's Play microphone as hardware input 1, and your Xbox headset as hardware input 2 (either the mic input of your PC or your USB adapter).

Hardware output 1 should be the headphones you use while playing (not the Xbox headset, we're not even going to use it!) and hardware output 2 should be either your PC's headphone port or the USB audio adapter, depending on which you are using.

Now what you want to do is enable the appropriate busses for hardware inputs so they get output to the proper places. That's what the buttons labeled A1, A2, A3, B1 and B2 are for.

You want to make sure that the hardware input for your microphone and the hardware output for your xbox adapter are on the same bus, and that this is a separate bus from the one where the hardware input from your Xbox adapter is on the same bus as the hardware OUTput for your headphones.

This means that you can hear your buddies on Xbox chat, and they can hear you through the microphone you are using to record in OBS.

When you are done, you should ideally have 3 audio inputs in your OBS setup: your microphone, your xbox headset input, and your game audio (from whatever your usual capture method is). You should be able to control volume levels on all three separately, as well as enable or disable them as you wish.

For a more complete guide on the portion of this where you set up OBS and VoiceMeeter Banana, look here:


u/sumthingcool · 2 pointsr/AlienwareAlpha

It has optical out so any monitor or receiver that takes optical will work. Built in BT will connect to any BT sound devices. Can also get a cheap usb sound card like this: http://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/dp/B001MSS6CS

u/funbob · 2 pointsr/amateurradio

My list for mobile/portable operating would look something like this...

For a man portable setup I could carry in a pack, the highest capacity LiFePO4 battery I could afford.

Otherwise, if I'm driving out to a fixed operating site, then the biggest AGM deep cycle battery I would care to lug from the car a short distance to the operating site.

A lightweight computer with good battery life so I don't have to worry about external power for it out in the field. I'm not really a Mac guy, but I'd probably bring my Macbook Pro for this task.

The TS-480 doesn't require a Signalink/Rigblaster type interface for digital operation, but you will need the following items to interface to your computer...

  • USB to serial converter. Don't buy the Prolific chipset garbage, save yourself the frustration and spend the few bucks for something with an FTDI chipset.

  • Kenwood PG-5H data cable set. You can also make this if you want, Your TS-480 should have shipped with a plastic baggie with the connectors in it to make this (pinouts are detailed towards the back of the manual). Or, you can get them on ebay. I bought mine mainly because hate soldering stuff to DIN connector pins.

  • Serial cable, straight through, female ends. Cheap and readily avaialble.

  • If the laptop you're using doesn't have separate speaker out/mic in jacks, then a cheap USB audio adapter.

    The filters aren't truly necessary and the unit is pretty frequency stable without the TCXO, but they sure are nice to have. If you were going to put a filter in it, I would recommend the 500Hz CW filter. It comes in handy when you're trying to zero in on a particular signal or block adjacent strong signals. The DSP filtering is generally adequate, but a strong enough signal is going to swamp the AGC and that's when the crystal filters come in handy to notch that out.

    If you do get the TCXO, don't waste $110 on the Kenwood SO-3. The cheap Chinese TCXO's work just as well and can be had for much cheaper. I got mine from ebay for 20 bucks or so, but now you can even get them on Amazon with Prime shipping and everything.

    Antenna choice is highly variable. Out here in the deserts of New Mexico, you don't find much in the way of trees, so a wire antenna deployed up into a tree is out and a self supporting vertical is in. I generally pack an MFJ 1979 telescoping vertical whip with a clamping antenna mount or a collapsable fiberglass pole that I can hoist up a length of wire with. Your own situation, available terrain, bands you want to work are going to be the determining factors here.

    This page has some useful notice on power draw of the TS-480 with some operating scenarios and battery sizing options. A lightweight, power sipping QRP rig the TS-480 is not, but it's still very usable for portable operations.

u/CkPhX · 2 pointsr/Fighters

Yes, a 3.5mm to USB adapter makes it work. This is the one that I bought awhile ago and I've been using my SteelSeries SiberiaV2's on my PS4 for awhile. You're just going to have to go into sound device options to set up how you want it (I have all the sound going through to the headset including party chat stuff).

u/boomboomboy123 · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

Nab yourself one of these. With it, you can separate the output and the headphone cues.

u/PcGuy5239 · 2 pointsr/applehelp

I would agree with you that it sounds like a hardware issue with your aux port. You could always try resetting the smc for the hell of it but if that doesnt work I would maybe recommend buying usb headphones or just a usb to aux adapter as a temporary fix

u/BananasApeUnicorn · 2 pointsr/headphones

You need this or this.

I don't think you can just get any old USB to 3.5mm adapter, it's a digital signal on USB going to analog. Some piece of electronics (DAC) has to convert the digital sound to analog, and only a USB to 3.5mm adapter won't do it.

u/neutronish · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

You can either use a usb audio adapter with a regular 3.5mm mic, or you can get a USB mic.

I'm using that $8 adapter with a cheap 3.5mm mic.

u/DerpyChap · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Hmmm... I'm not quite sure what could be the problem then. Have you updated any drivers recently? Also, try running a Linux live USB and see if you notice any audio problems while using it. It's all I can think of at the moment to check if it is just a software problem.

A potential workaround would be getting a USB device like this: https://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/dp/B001MSS6CS or a dedicated sound card. I'm not 100% sure how the USB device works, but I don't think it uses the motherboard's audio and is rather its own audio device. You may find a USB device that's better than the one I linked, I just did a quick Google search for one since I knew these sorts of devices existed.

u/GokuDude · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I see when it comes to headsets you're worried about faultiness after awhile. Most companies will leave you with this problem, Logitech, Turtle Beaches, Plantronics.. Some other companies will just pure rip you off. I know quite a bit after the audio world being a head-fier. I can assure you that nothing can beat the quality of a Audio-Technica or Sennheiser gaming headset..

They usually are 3.5mm, but you can get a converter to USB http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

Audio-Technica is known for being cheap and sturdy, and for its price none of the competitors like Logitech or Turtle beaches will stand a chance, the quality that comes out of them for their price is just amazing.. They might not look as stylish or what not but if you don't care about that, go for it. You can easily just google Sennheiser or Audio-Technica and enjoy :)

If I could really recommend something, buy headphones, get yourself a good sound card and you won't need an actual gaming headset, the 3D sound will work in games amazingly. Then all you need is a stand up mic or something.



u/dbenoit · 2 pointsr/mac

I don't think that one. You need one that splits to a mic jack and a headphone jack. That one splits to two headphone jacks. You could get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_3 or one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2E7NH3SLWCOH4

u/markherrington5 · 2 pointsr/PS3

The best thing to do is get one of these. The USB on the sound card and USB power for your headset will take up the only two ports on the console, but it's the best (and only, I think) way to do chat with x11's or other PC headsets that use the green and pink connections.

u/1bc29b36f623ba82aaf6 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

You could use a splitter but that does not account for the internals of your headsets being quite different to the amplifier built in to your speakers. Usually this causes volume imbalance, which you could probably fix a bit with the volume knob on your speakers but it's not the best. Speakers with a headphone connector would be the best for that part but that won't fix the microphone part.

The StarTech splitter that was linked only works for devices with a TRRS socket (normally you only have TRS, so one Ring in the middle, RR has double rings).

If you want to be sure that won't break shit you'd need to post the motherboard/audiodevice/case -model depending on where this singular output is on your PC. That way we could try to see if it has a TRRS connector instead of just TRS.

You could also get a DAC (Digital Audio Converter) which would take up an USB port. Most have both audio out and microphone in. Unfortunately this installs as a separate 'sound card' and different audio device so you'd need to set up preferences for 'playback' and 'communications'.

Also some programs (even Skype goddammit) ignore the OS settings for which audio device is active/preferred so it would require some tinkering from time to time when you get a DAC.

Edit: example of a DAC this one was linked from the StarTech splitter as a related product. I can't vouch for this particular product etc. or that is even a good price. Just so you can see what it would look like.

u/AskADude · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Either turn up your microphone boost in your audio panel (right click on little speaker in taskbar, select recording options. Go to your mic input then -> Properties -> Levels tab -> Microphone boost.

OR Get yourself one of these

u/Rust1nPieces · 2 pointsr/PS4

Is it a DAC/Amp combo (Fulla) or seperate DAC/Amp (Magni + Modi)? Since you said stack it is probably magni + modi.

The dualshock 4 will not power the modmic sufficiently. You would need to get a USB sound card that supplies power to microphone.

You can get one on Antlions website at https://antlionaudio.com/collections/accessories/products/antlion-audio-usb-sound-card

I do not have the antlion one, but I have this one and can say that it works: https://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/dp/B001MSS6CS

PS4 can be weird if you try to have input and output on two different USB audio devices (soundcard in + DAC/amp out). If you have the magni + modi you can use a toslink optical cable with no problems. The fulla does not have toslink so it may have a problem with two usb devices at same time.

edit: The syba sound card I linked is a little fat and may block other usb ports depending on model of ps4. I would spend a few more dollars and get the antlion one if I still needed it. I use a soundblasterX G5 to power my headphones and modmic 4. (headphones are Beyerdynamic DT880 250 ohms)

edit 2: IIRC, the PS4 slim does not have a toslink optical port.

u/faizimam · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Easier than messing with pinouts is to just get a USB audio adapter. It's substantially easier to deal with and works with all your existing gear.

One of these:https://www.amazon.ca/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS

And all your problems are solved. They sell for under $10.

u/maximumcharactercoun · 1 pointr/techsupport

Based on the information you've provided, I'd chalk this up to a hardware failure of some sort. Headphone jacks tend to become worn or loose with time as they are simply cheap components, manufactured by the lowest bidder and then attached to the motherboard by another lowest bidder, which is then installed into a laptop shell by perhaps a third lowest bidder.

Some solutions:

  • Send the device in for repair if it is under warranty. I wouldn't recommend trying to use a 3rd party repair shop for this as whether a shop has techs that know how to solder is really up in the air. It is a less common skill in a trade that thrives on cleaning up viruses and doing reinstalls.

  • If you have extra USB ports, add a usb -> 3.5mm-female adapter to your laptop.
u/regreddit · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have two, and both work fine:




and the OS just thinks they are sound cards.

u/thedrummonger · 1 pointr/gaming

I use this.
It works really well with my headset and microphone.

u/csbingel · 1 pointr/techsupport

If they work on the front and not the back, I'm 99% sure you have a bad headphone jack, and a driver install won't do anything. I would either live with the headphones plugged into the front, or buy something like this.

u/Simusid · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

this is the dongle that I just bought I don't know if it's OTG or not. If not I'll pick up something else.

u/Darkpathy · 1 pointr/techsupport

I know my son had trouble like this and it was picking the wrong one as the main. He had realtek audio also I am thinking it might be in sound options or device manager. He had to set the port he was using every time he used.

I got tired of setting it for him so I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When plugged into the usb it becomes the default for headphones and mic. When unplugged it goes back to your other defaults. After that I had to buy three more for the other kids. The Daughter could not get her mic on the laptop to work, so this worked there also. The other two just like it because it was easy.

u/owlicks58 · 1 pointr/DJs

Just FYI -- I recently addressed this problem for less than $20 by buying the iPad camera kit and this USB sound card.

Thus, a stereo monitor as well as the normal headphone stereo out. Here's a write-up on the setup.

u/Ryuuzaki_L · 1 pointr/headphones

That's what I've been reading. Thanks!

Is this good? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/
I saw it recommended on the few places other people were having this issue. I also don't mind spending a bit more if its something nicer.

Or would you recommend anything different (I have Amazon Prime so that is preferred)?

u/NiksBrotha · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This was the soundcard I used. Pretty sure you recommended me this a while back.

u/frogwingsrus · 1 pointr/chromeos

Thanks for the reply utybo, my understanding is this gizmo is needed. Chromebooks do everything else that I need except d/l videos. https://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/product-reviews/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_show_all_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&sortBy=recent

u/kiwiqo · 1 pointr/headphones

Thanks! And I was wondering if the voice quality is poor if you plug it directly into the microphone port rather than a external USB?

u/TorJado · 1 pointr/headphones

Need a bit of tech support.

I have Sennheiser HD 598s, which sound amazing and I love them. But they are WAY WAY too loud. I have my pc volume mixer set to 1%, and then still watch videos and play games at like 10% internal volume.

As far as the rest of my setup goes, I'm using this USB sound card https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001MSS6CS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
with no DAC or anything.

Is it possible I have a really warped idea of how loud hearing damage occurs at, and I should just crank everything up? I don't really want anything to be louder though.

I've spoken to some friends who have already really pushed me to buy a DAC but I'd love your opinions first. And if I get a DAC, would I have to return to using my on board sound card instead of the USB card?

u/SmallTimeHVAC · 1 pointr/HyperX

Try a USB sound card. They are all the same price, each has slightly different features. This will get rid of the echo problem for sure.


HX-USCCPSS-BK - ships with Cloud II, more basic, seems to work fine for me.

HXS-HSDG3 - ships with Revolver S, has presets, you configure the speakers as 7.1 speakers.

HX-USCCAMSS-BK - standalone unit, not sold with any other product. This presents 2 devices to windows, hyperx game (speakers), hyperx chat input, hyperx chat output. No presets.


Or try this:

Syba external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with 3.5mm Audio Mic Jack C-Media Chipset


u/texastoast_ · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Just came in the mail. I tried it on my Macbook Pro to confirm it's native. Works like a charm! Pop it in and it shows up in the sound options. Sound quality is also decent. I don't detect any excessive noise or anything like that. Definitely worth $10 to not fuck with drivers haha.


u/CyberJeeves · 1 pointr/SuggestALaptop

If you can handle a 5.7 pound laptop, then the Lenovo G510 offers good performance for the money. It has an i5 4200M processor, 4GB ram, 500GB HDD, 1366x768 15.6" screen and Windows 8. However, it does not have the mic jack, so you'd have to use one of these if you don't have a USB headset. Also, it only has around 3-4 hours of battery life, so if you want something with a longer battery, it may not be the best option.

You should be able to plug in the laptop in the UK just by getting a simple US to UK plug converter. The power adapter/brick on the plug should work with the different power standard overseas, so you just need the adapter to fit into the socket. Also, you may be able to obtain a student discount on the Lenovo website if you go through your school's portal.

Please let us know if you have any question :)

u/moofthestoof · 1 pointr/mac

Don't forget you can do audio via USB. I had a Mac Mini whose audio outs were busted. A $10.00 USB dongle and it was as good as new.

Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS


u/ocinn · 1 pointr/headphones

An all in one jack has to be 4 pin. If it is actually 3 pin, then it has no mic input. So your screwed unless you get this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001MSS6CS/

u/Colemak34DD · 1 pointr/archlinux

What version of Windows are you running? Why are you passing through the soundcard instead of just sharing it?

I had this issue with Windows 8 and resorted to moving to Windows 7 with

-soundhw ac97

To get it to work right. Alternatively you can get something like this and pass it through. I have one and it works great.

u/e1enz12 · 1 pointr/macgaming

I purchased this for my mac and it has worked perfectly with no problems.

u/97marcus · 1 pointr/audiophile

It was indeed :) The white noice dissappeared and it no longer sounds as if I am 10 feet away from the mic. I did some research and found one with a good "chipset" from a reputable seller that actually shipped to my location. Thank you for helping :)

The one I bought

u/xXDanger_ZoneXx · 1 pointr/computers

As long as it is goes from an audio jack to USB, like this then you should be able to plug and play. If it still doesn't work, go to the manufacturers website and see if there are drivers you need to download.

u/tetsballer · 1 pointr/techsupport

I would probably end up getting something like this:

Not much to do as far as troubleshooting sound is concerned.

u/SlickLizzard · 1 pointr/steelseries

What kind of laptop are you using? I saw your other reply about the iPhone earbuds as well. Did you plug that into the line in jack or the headphone jack?

As for the adapter, this could work, but if you're trying to go with USB this would work best.

u/SCf3 · 1 pointr/Twitch

Nah I figured out what's wrong. I need to get myself one of these for my Macbook. Apparently the Line In doesn't recognize the type of jack my headset uses.

u/mr_kitty · 1 pointr/applehelp

To be honest, I just use a usb sound card and then a normal PC headset.

I have two of these sound cards (one at work, one at home) they work without drivers and are recognized by the System Preferences:Sound http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/

Another option would be the Griffin iMic which has more features (line in from pro mics as well as consumer mics)

I don't think it is the styple you want, but I prefer a one-ear headset/mic for Skype. I use the basic panasonic design with a 2.5mm to split 3.5mm adapter. http://www.amazon.com/Headset-Buddy-Adapter-01-PH25-PC35-Phone/dp/B002NQV0N0/

u/phobos2deimos · 1 pointr/headphones

Hmm... I'd go with a USB interface (such as this) before I committed to a set of headphones with a combo plug. That will allow for easy upgrades (of your laptop OR headphones) in the future.

u/MrEleventy · 1 pointr/headphones

Just buy one of these. You're welcome. ;)

u/TheeMightyPineapple · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

I was thinking of using this for hdmi and this for audio, wouldn't it work? I'd really prefer if I could keep it down to a single cable.

u/Bluescrotum · 1 pointr/buildapc

Could try this.

u/geoken · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H. It's 1150 from everything I've read. I tried a completely fresh install and applying this fix before even applying the initial multibeast.

Even on a fresh install I extracted the default kext from the installer I used to build my media and also made sure there were no extra kexts in any of the relevant folders (I wanted to be super sure everything was clean). In other words, I had a fresh install but also made extra sure everything was clean by going through the typical steps to clean everything out.

Anyway, at the end of the day I decided it wasn't a battle worth fighting because my local computer shop had a USB > 3.5 adapter (this one) for under $10. For the price it seemed like it made more sense to just grab that and avoid hours of messing around with my system. It also gives me piece of mind because my system is running at the bare minimum in terms of injecting and patching kexts, so I don't have that house of cards feeling that you sometimes get when you've spent days getting certain functions to work and are afraid that everything is going to break the next time you look at your computer the wrong way.

u/TonyLemont · 1 pointr/Twitch

You need this:


I use that one and it works great. Then just use the inputs on that for the sound and mic. You might need a mixer or should have one even a cheap one for mixing volumes etc... or conversely you could set up some kind of mixing software on the PC.

I was under the impression the one with the HC2 the USB sound card is not compatible with the PS4. Not for sure though. Might want to give it a try since you have it.

If your hooking the Elgato directly to the PS4 with HDMI audio make sure that the settings in OBS have use device audio checked or on in the software.

Bottom line make your life easier with a cheap mixer to control, mix and make your stream sound better.

I use a PS4 everyday with this setup and it allows ultimate control and sound through my DSS USB device also plugged into the PS4 come by and discuss it TonyLemont on Twitch.


u/makar1 · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

The FiiO D3 looks like it's designed to convert a digital input (coax or optical) to analogue rather than act as a computer sound card.

If you're on a tight budget, you can get one of these super simple sound cards:

u/FlameDra · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I figured it out! Apparently my built in sound card is really bad. I had one of these lying around when I use it the $30 speakers I was about to return became loud as fuck! Thanks for the help anyways guys!

u/v1ndictiv3_ · 1 pointr/AstroGaming

since ps4 supports audio through usb, you could connect the mixamp via toslink, then put one of these into the usb ports: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS and use that to connect your mic. That way you wouldn't be using the adapter you just posted above. If that still doesn't help, then please reconsider reformatting your question so it's easier to help.

u/Scenick · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is your best bet. Ignore the USB part of your request because any headset can be made USB for very cheap DAC's.

The majority of USB headsets ship with a low quality DAC anyway. So don't bother.

Grab one of these as well if you require USB.

That's a very high quality one, but you can go cheap if budget is an issue, and then upgrade later.

u/projectpolak · 1 pointr/funhaus

Does the background noise sound like static noise? I had this same issue and I believe it was due to some electrical feedback (not entirely sure about the cause of it) from my motherboard when my mic was plugged in directly.

I looked around for solutions and some people recommended a sound card. But there is one cheap solution I found which has helped me. I bought this device, which is sort of USB sound adapter.

Plugging my mic into that helped get rid of the static noise. Let me know if you have any other questions, I will try to help.

u/dhoang18 · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Easiest way is to buy a usb adapter. That way you wouldn't have to mess with drivers. Its what I used and its just plug and play.

Edit: link to usb adapter that I use

u/Trazac · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have one of these and while it doesn't sound bad, especially considering the price, but I would suggest these lav mics (this listing is for three which is a good deal but they don't last very long). The clip on the Zalman mic just doesn't work with my headphones, the cable is too thin. Everyone might not have this issue, but the lav mics have actual clips that will actually clip to anything.

This lav mic is much more expensive but also very high quality.

Also as a word of warning to those out there looking at these microphones: most motherboards don't put out enough voltage for these microphones to perform well enough. You'll want something like this USB sound card for best results. Of course this isn't anything to worry about if you have a PCIe sound card already.

u/lolki2 · 1 pointr/headphones

Ah, I see. My PC most certainly has a noisy audio output. I will look into that DAC/Amp combo you recommended above. However, do you think a combination of the HD 598 and a Syba external USB would be a decent alternative to knock out that noisy audio output? Would that combination cause my audio to suffer?

u/11twisted · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

This one has been successful for some people, but I can't personally attest to its quality.

u/cursorah · 1 pointr/headphones

Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7E0PAbFNMRSCN

This is all you need. I use it with my modmic 5 and headphones. It’s also the only USB adapter that doesn’t produce any buzzing with the modmic that I’ve tried.

u/big_three · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Thanks for the reply - before I went any deeper, I have an external USB sound card:


Which I plugged into the PC, and it didn't register that either? Is there something going on with AppleHDA maybe?

The realtek works without issue in Windows, so I know it's working.

u/Kleisthenes · 1 pointr/computers

I'm always quick here to suggest the Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming headset. I've gone through quite a few headsets and I came across these a year ago and they work beautifully. They are supper sturdy, super comfortable, and are noise canceling, and of course have excellent sound quality. They run right at $70 on Amazon and that's a great deal for this headset. I paid $100 for a set of plastic turtle beaches that broke in 6 months.

Also, I honestly can't remember if they are usb, I know they have stereo and mic connectors for sure but if you give me a few minutes I'll go check my pair that's plugged in. However, you should invest in a USB adapter for audio and mic. I'll link both items below from Amazon.

Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_HSYEwbN6J6C2C

HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset - Black (KHX-H3CL/WR) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJNQG98/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_3QYEwbBZX6WTM

u/dragon34 · 1 pointr/techsupport

I don't have access to a windows machine right now, but have you poked around in the sound control panel? Also while I haven't personally used this USB audio interfaces are a thing.


u/jpipi · 1 pointr/headphones

I recently bought 32 ohm DT990's and really like them (so comfortable) but the motherboard on my desktop is too cheap and awful to really drive them well (even at one 32 ohm). Right now, I'm using a cheap usb adapter to drive the headphones and my mic (something like this) and I feel like that's preventing me from getting the most of my headphones.

I'm looking at getting a Fiio E10k, but would like to know if this is a worthwhile purchase, or if there are any other products I should look at for combined Dac/Amp under $100?

u/Josh_ftw · 1 pointr/PS4

Works with chat but not in game sound, you'd need another adapter for that since the ps4 only has optical.

u/chronopoul0s · 1 pointr/DSP

the raspberry pi can be used for many audio applications, if you only pair it with a usb audio interface. for example, this one was only $8 and allowed me to get much improved audio quality out of the pi.

u/Cool-Beaner · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Yes, give it a go on the Pi. I have been enjoying it for years.

One thing I forgot to mention. The audio output of the Pi sucks. It has a dynamic range of 11 bits. Even these $6 USB sound cards do better. I use the Behringer UFO202 because I have a turntable, but the Behringer UCA202 is great if you have a Digital Input on your HiFi.
There are a ton of USB and I2C DACs that will work well.

u/watsaname · 1 pointr/headphones

It is quite the sleeper hit and I don't know why noone ever recommends it, but this will do the trick.

u/gbb518 · 1 pointr/headphones

Just get this then you can get whatever you want.

Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_eziOub06CP7ZS

u/raintimeallover · 1 pointr/headphones

Thinking of Sennheiser 558s.

I had an adapter like this in mind: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_eziOub06CP7ZS

I'm doing a full replacement of my audio setup, so a desk mic as well. If a external device is needed, I won't mind but I would probably have to downgrade on the microphone.

u/DNA128k · 1 pointr/applehelp

you might be better off with some super cheap audio interface, maybe even something like this?

Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter, C-Media Chipset, RoHS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_ouAOub1Z4R01Y

u/Kenokam · 1 pointr/buildapc

Double check your "audio inputs and outputs" section in device manager for conflicts (caution symbols). If worst comes to worst, I think you can get this working by using a 3.5mm to USB adapter as this will forgo using your on-board audio jacks.

u/jamvanderloeff · 1 pointr/buildapc

Windows upgrades can often cause driver issues, I'd try doing a clean install to see if that fixes it, but it's pretty inconvenient.

Have you checked the headset on another machine to make sure it's not just a coincidence?

If you're just using it for game voip, a cheapo USB sound card like this would be fine, just keep using your mobo audio for the speakers http://www.amazon.com/external-Adapter-Windows-Microphone-SD-CM-UAUD/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458987901&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+microphone+card

u/Pipotin · 1 pointr/argentina

Yo uso una que me compre en amazon para una laptop que herede y nunca le funciono el conector. No se que pretensiones tenes, pero para escuchar musica y videos tranqui mientras laburo va perfecto.

u/SirTates · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You need another soundcard for that.

Something like this should suffice

u/A_Water_Fountain · 1 pointr/techsupport

If you've got bluetooth and bluetooth headphones, you can get audio. Not really any point in buying an adapter if you don't have the headphones, as the latter can get very pricey.

However, a USB to 2x3.5mm audio dongle only runs about 8.50 USD

u/hypnotickaleidoscope · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I have used both Volumio and Rune Audio and they both offer web based control over a headless pi audio server. You can stream internet radio, play audio from archive.org, and play music from an attached storage device with music loaded onto it (or a network music share device).

They are both based on the same open source project and are pretty similar functionally and aesthetically, they might be perfect for what you want because anybody on the network can access the web control panel and play/que music.

You will also probably want to look into a USB DAC or a add-on board like hi-fi berry because the Pis audio out is pretty underwelming in terms of sound quality. I used this USB audio card because it was plug and play and cheap but sounds good through an amplified stereo.

u/BestGameSetups · 1 pointr/headphones

Ohh okay. A lot of the USB soundcards you see on Amazon are just for computers and might not work with the vr headset, but they are all only a few dollars and it would be pretty cheap to test. This one looks like the best, and some people report it working with the ps4, which is a good sign that it may work with the vr headset.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/

A mixamp or DAC will easily convert any USB source to stereo for your headphones, but they are usually bigger than the usb soundcards.

Can you get audio from the same source as the vr, or do you need it to come from the vr headset?

u/wildlihc · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If your laptop doesn't have a mic input, you can use a usb adapter like this. I am not overly familiar with these headphones, but from looking at their website the only difference is the style, since they appear to have the same components otherwise. The Laredo is an on-ear style headphone, and the Silverado is an over-ear style headphone. Deciding between on-ear and over-ear headphones comes down to personal preference.

Edit: Upon further investigation, the Silverado appears to have slightly better drivers and a detachable cable. This chart shows the difference.

u/Highdefkitten · 1 pointr/nvidia

Wow, you literally have the exact same issue as me, word for word. I even have the same mic.

By any chance, is this your USB adapter? It's the one I use (Also due to static from on-board audio)

That's incredibly strange though, this never used to happen.

u/22ruuu · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello! The headphone jack on my laptop recently broke and is unusable. I'm currently using Sennheiser 598 headphones.

Would something like this or this be a good workaround? Will the sound quality still be okay?

I could spend up to $30 if these won't work well though.

Thanks for the help

u/SoftwareArtist · 1 pointr/LightShowPi

I don't know about that one, I was thinking of something like this : https://www.amazon.com/Syba-external-Adapter-Windows-C-Media/dp/B001MSS6CS/ with a clear audio in

u/Brostradamus_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

Yeah, your best bet is to get a decent DAC if you want to spend a bit more for your good music headphones. The cheap option is something like this which fixes 99% of audio interference issues.

u/xenetic · 1 pointr/buildapc

You don't want to just plug your headphones into any audiojack on the back of your computers motherboard. Each jack handles different audio channels (Green is for the front left/right speakers, orange is for the center, and black is used for the rear left/right speakers. If you only have a 2-speaker stereo set-up, then you only need to worry about the green port. You'de use the other ports for surround sound. But the same thing applies to headphones (unless you buy some "surround sound" headphones) then you're just going to want to plug them into the green port.

But since you have your speakers taking up that port and the front part is broken, you can just get around that with a USB soundcard/adapter.

TLDR: buy this

u/smeezy · 1 pointr/applehelp

No, those things are pretty rare for some reason, although they're pretty easy to make if you're the do-it-yourself type.

Your cheapest bet is to get a USB sound card like this one.

u/H1Z3 · 1 pointr/Twitch


Have this & used it with my NW-700 and tried it on my brothers NW-800 (legit the same microphone as yours lmao) & I use it with my mod mic and it provides the right amount of Voltage without any issues.

u/techbeast34 · 1 pointr/techsupport

A generic one on Amazon should suffice for your needs, for example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_0PFStb0VSNTA9TPM. I can't really recommend one because I've never owned or used one of these.

u/shake-n-bake · 1 pointr/Nexus7

Everyone runs the Behringer DAC with these Nexus 7 setups, but to be honest, it seems like overkill, and it ain't small. Is there a reason you chose it over a small option like [this](http://www.SYBA.com/ external USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with Microphone SD-CM-UAUD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_sbD2xb9F64ZHN)? I can buy that the audio quality on the Behringer is likely higher. It just seems like an ungainly device when size does matter.

u/metrazol · 1 pointr/audioengineering

With what you have lying around? Do you have a display with a headphone jack that can take HDMI in? You're better off either fixing the laptop (iFixIt is your friend) or buying something like...

HDMI out with an analog audio out will do it, something like...
but it's easy enough to just get one of these...
USB Audio Devices
if you want a quick and dirty solution.

u/rcrobot · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have a problem with the headphone jack built into my case. I'm thinking about getting this as a workaround. Will there be any loss in sound quality, considering that it's a cheap external sound card?

u/AlduinDoesGaming · 1 pointr/letsplay

My current microphone is a Neewer NW-800 with a pop filter, stand, power supply, & shock mount. In total, around 100 dollars (excluding shipping and the wire/adapter)
Boom Arm,
Pop Filter,
Power Supply,
I got mine for around 65 because the mic was on sale, so I would wait until it goes on sale again to be a bit more affordable.

PS: If you want to connect this mic to the PS4, I recommend these two:
Wire, Adapter

Yes, your specs are good enough for an LP series. I agree with Pyroraptor (Audacity, OBS Studio/Standard OBS, Gimp, I use Lightworks, but you could use HitFilm. The webcam seems pretty nice. Just remember that the Neweer is a condenser mic, meaning it will pick up almost anything, so it would be a good idea to either remove any potential background noise in Audacity or use a noise removal program. I would focus on the mic and software first, webcam later. Hope this helps! -Alduin

u/efficientlyobvious · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Anyone recommend extras for this headset for optimal sound quality? Something along the lines of this? http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_text_z

I'm looking for a good, not great audio headset for gaming and mic quality is rather important as well. I currently have the razer kraken pros and they have basically fallen apart less than a year in.

u/NeurosHD · 1 pointr/microphones

When you talk about a preamp is it something like this ? that could be connect to a sound card usb adapter like this ?

u/waitwhatthefudge · 1 pointr/DJs

you could buy a usb audio driver to get a "second" audio card. I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=pd_cp_e_1 and I would recommend it. I use it for djing sometimes. It works with macs (mine is a mac)

u/NewVirtue · 1 pointr/headphones

omg a topic i know something about.

  • The big difference between them are openback One vs closed back zero. If you want to be able to hear the world around you or perhaps have sound through the tv/speakers while being able to hear just your friends in the headset then choose One. If you want to isolate yourself from your potentially noisy house choose Zero.

  • Open back headphones are great in quiet rooms because the soundstage is bigger, idk how to explain this you just have to try openback and close your eyes one day to know what i mean. Closedback headphones dont leak bass, so if you like that rumble when you fire a rocket launcher then stick to closed back.

  • For those saying to get a 598 with vmoda boom pro. I'm not saying don't, but heres my experience. I have a PC320 which is basically an older Game One. I love it but I wanted more, so I did the whole 598 with vmoda boom pro. I find the auto mute on mic lift way easier and way more intuitive then finding the knot in the wire every time, same goes for the volume. It should also be mentioned that you need a tiny little adapter to fit a vmoda boom pro into the HD598. Problem is from all my searching theres really only one item that fits. While many people sell this same item the quality control is terrible. I've gone through 8 adapters so far and all 8 start cutting out and causing problems after a week of use. I bought what is bassically same item from 3 different people. all terrible. Idk maybe the people using 598+vmoda boom pro are just really lucky , but for me its just not worth it even when it works and I've gone back to my PC 320 for gaming. I still use and LOVE my 598 for music, but the difference between the 320 and the 598 for GAMING purposes imo is less then noticeable. Now, if your gonna go 598 with desktop mic or a headphone that doesnt require an adapter then thats a whole different story.

    Lastly If you decide to buy game one or zero, some advice from a PC320 user. Idk how much the mic tech has changed but with a fan pointed in your direction even on low, its not fun for others. buy This and life is good again. One really weird thing. I used my PC320 for my ps4 for a time and I noticed something strange. If I used a Y-adapter and plugged it into my DS4 controller the mute part didnt work even when I lift the mic. BUT if I used a USB adapter and plugged it straight into my PS4 then the mute works. Still no idea why this is.

    Edit: If you use the 598+vmoda boom pro combo and your adapter doesnt look like this, where did you get it from? link please?

    edit: changed all the instances i could find of me accidentally saying modmic when i meant vmoda boompro
u/blacktrance · 1 pointr/audiophile

tl;dr: Can anyone recommend a good USB headphone adapter or headphone extension cord?

My desktop computer has a faulty headphone jack, so I thought to get a cheap USB adapter from Amazon and use it instead. (My audio ports on the back of my desktop work fine, but my headphones have a short and coiled cord, so wearing them with them plugged into the back is uncomfortable.) Unfortunately, the adapter I got makes my headphones produce a relatively loud hiss, which significantly detracts from the listening experience. So I'm considering either getting a new adapter or an extension cord to plug my headphones into the back. I've been looking at Amazon reviews, and while there are many with good reviews, a lot of them also have a few mentions of hissing or sound degradation, which is why I'm asking for recommendations here.

u/e60deluxe · 1 pointr/techsupport

if all you need is simple 2 channel analog audio, a $10 usb sound card on a stick will work fine.


u/bilged · 1 pointr/htpc

I run the server software and multiple instances of softsqueeze player all on the same machine. The softsqueeze instances are launched by batch processes I created that binds them to specific audio devices. These are launched by remote control.

Then, I use each audio device connected to a separate amp. For my three zones I have:

  1. An A/V receiver connected by HDMI
  2. AudioSource AMP-100 connected by the mobo's onboard analog audio out.
  3. Another AudioSource AMP-100 connected by a small USB to headphones adapter.

    I made a thread on A/V forums explaining how to setup the software.

    Once the players are launched, the music is controlled with any web browser on the network and/or an android/iphone app. The software players can play music independently or by sync'ed.
u/raygan · 1 pointr/hackintosh

The simplest solution is to use a USB audio input. I Use one of these and it's very simple to use and works well.

u/BeanieBanta · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I don't think you can get a Headset and a mic at that price point.

So you are good with the Logitech G230, and get This soundcard for it.

u/TheStrongestRhino · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I had this problem before

  1. try plugging headphones to a diff audio jack
  2. if problem isnt fixed check this

    I bought the adapter and the buzzing went away, i think its related to the impedance of your headphones or just static interfering with your headphones
u/Sibyl_of_Mog · 1 pointr/buildapc

My wife and I just did this our self a few months ago. We spend hours gaming each day and found a great combo using Sennheiser HD 598, Antlion Modmic, and a simple USB audio adapter.

  • The headset has great comfort for long gaming sessions, it also has an open ear design so we can easily communicate with each other (Not perfect for everyone if you have a lot of background noise).
  • The mic was a simple solution for us because we like having it attached to our headset and didn't want to have a mic setup on the desk.

    We spent a while doing our research across multiple subs and obviously everyone's situation is different.
u/jspenguin · 1 pointr/oculus

It looks like it has a USB port, so you could get one of these and plug your headphones into that.

u/encyclopediagalactic · 0 pointsr/audio

Don't know why you would want to, but here's an example of a cheap DAC this particular one will probably sound terrible.

u/MikeOxlong_ · 0 pointsr/PS4

You certainly can! Order one of these, plug it into your PS4, and plug in your phone using an auxiliary cord. Then download a microphone app of your choosing and you are good to go.