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Offline blackramair

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USB sound card question
« on: July 29, 2018, 05:16:44 PM »
I can't really seem to find a recent answer on good usb sound cards for the Pi.  So here goes I have the Pi 3 and was looking to run this sound card as it has but in RCA outputs.  Will this work with FPP out of the box or is there a better option I should be looking at.  Last year was my first attempt at music for my display so I just 3.5mm to rca form Pi to my stereo receiver. I was not that impressed and would like to have a better sound option.

Offline Emuney18

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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »
Many will recommend the sound blaster play 3. It's good and works right out of the box.


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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 07:36:05 PM »
while the one you linked to looks "ok" I can personally vouch for the Sound Blaster 3. It is instantly recognized by FPP (doesn't even need a reboot) and the sound quality is better than the built in Pi. Noticeably.

Plus, if you are using a Pi Cap, the onboard sound is disabled anyway, so you must use a USB sound.

Get the Sound Blaster 3. I run it directly into my EDM FM Transmitter using a 1/8" stereo to RCA cable.

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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
The only problem with the Sound Blaster is the price.  It costs almost as much as the PI itself.  How about this one?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N905VOY/ref=psdc_3015427011_t2_B00IRVQ0F8
It looks like it should do the job at a much lower cost.

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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 08:45:12 PM »
No specific info about that one, but Amazon will take it back without hassle if it doesn't work or doesn't sound right.

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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 05:15:13 AM »
If you're looking for a cheapie I've used this one.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010L4IXUS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2RTzBb519C5C4
But the sound blaster Play 3 is the best one to use.

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Re: USB sound card question
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:55 PM »
Thanks for the input.  Seems like the sound blaster is the way to go.

 

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