USB audio adapter
>>> I am interested to buy a USB audio adapter.
>>> The C-Media based adapter which came with
>>> an Altec-Lansing headset works well but I
>>> prefer to buy an adapter without a headset.
>>> Does anyone know of an inexpensive adapter
>>> which works in Debian?
>> Most/all of the cheap adapters work.
> If you want cheap that works, then the following one is the one I
> acquired and liked...
Pretty much all the ones I found seem equivalent. The main problem with
them is that they only support 48KHz sampling rate, so when you try to
play songs ripped from a CD (i.e. 44.1KHz sampling rate), a resampling
step needs to take place, which can lead to nasty distortion if the
software does it naively. In my case I resampled all my Vorbis files
offline with Gstreamer, so I don't have to worry about whether or not
the player I end up using does resampling right (e.g. ALSA can do
resampling internally, but it tends to do it naively).
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