Solved USB Sound Card

Fiery

Member
Gday fellas
At the moment I have an Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio installed,an Edifier Speaker System, is using my Soundcard.

A SteelSeries V2 Siberia Headset, and two generic USB Sound Card Adapters.


The one that will pick up my mic, is being held together with Sticky Tape, the second one, while Vista can hear it, Skype cannot.


I use Skype quite a bit, and my speakers are playing music 24/7.


So I am after a USB adapter that will take the two 3.5mm jacks, and not only hear but also allow me to speak.

I have been looking at the Creative Sound Blaster Play! USB Sound Card and the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go Pro USB Sound Card 3D. What I would like to know is if both will run off a USB 2 Hub. The generic one I have at the moment is, I have USB 2 Hubs galore, and as I quite often take my headset with me when I travel, the ease of unplugging it from a Hub is essential.


The other one I am looking at is the SteelSeries Siberia USB Sound Card. Once again, I need it to run off a Hub.

Or can anyone give me a working alternative?
 

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Lottiemansion

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Hi,

Sounds like a good solution & should work fine. All I would ensure is that the USB hub is powered up from an external supply, thats all..
 

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Fiery

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Hi,

Sounds like a good solution & should work fine. All I would ensure is that the USB hub is powered up from an external supply, thats all..
Gday Lottie :D

All of my Hubs are AC powered, but you never answered my question :confused: which card should I go for?

I have contacted Creative asking them the same question, SteelSeries for some reason the "contact us" isn't working :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.

Lottiemansion

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Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
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Fiery

Member
Hi,

Sorry for the omission!

I would go for the Sound blaster play as this device appears to be "Easier" on the main processor

Sound Blaster Play! External USB Sound Card | Creative Store (UK)
lol you're foregiven *bites her tongue*

I have scoured the Creative website, searched google, but still cannot find an answer to the question, will it work off a USB 2 Hub. I know lots of sound cards, need direct access into a USB port.

This is something I do not want, because I take my headset on my travels I want something will work from a Hub (ease of access).
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x 4 965
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 TI
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Phillips 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    1 x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
    1 x 1TB Sata
    1 x 160GB IDE
    1 x 2Tb WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 1TB WD External My Book Elite
    1 x 4TB WD External My Book
    PSU
    Thermaltake 850W XT
    Case
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition
    Cooling
    AC-ALPINE-64PRO ARTIC COOLING
    Mouse
    Microflacid Sterile
    Keyboard
    12 year old Compaq, cant see any of the letters anymore :)
    Internet Speed
    ADSL2+
    Other Info
    My husband and I divorced over religious differences.. He thought he was God and I didn't.

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi again,

This is the response from Creative.

Thank you for contacting Creative Labs.

We are pleased to know that you are interested with one of our Sound Blaster Play!.

The Sound Blaster Play! uses PC USB bus-powered for main USB audio (400mA required). It is still highly recommended to connect directly the soundcard to the PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
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