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post #31 of 129
Ah crap. I bought one today that looked exactly the same (but blue) and it just comes up as "USB Audio Device". No C-Media in site
post #32 of 129
Damn, this thing sounds like ****. Intrusive noise all over the place. Frequent pops and skips. Almost blew my ears out when I first turned it on. There is £6 I will never see again, since I will never use this again.

A word of warning: there is risk involved in buying these no-name goods!
post #33 of 129
Good post RedLeader

I'm not going to be buying one any time soon but it was fun to read and informative.

And who can ask for anything more?
post #34 of 129
I bought something similar on ebay for £6 delivered, best used for voip mic headsets...
post #35 of 129
Not gonna buy it, but a very fun and enjoyable read
post #36 of 129
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Originally Posted by Fidelity View Post
I bought something similar on ebay for £6 delivered, best used for voip mic headsets...
Did you have the same issue I described? That is, terrible hissing.
post #37 of 129
Nope no hissing/popping or such.

It stays plugged to my rig all the time used solely for my Sennheiser mic/headset (comms/VOIP stuff only) which I reckon is what this "soundcard on a stick" is ideal for...
post #38 of 129
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lukealexander View Post
Did you have the same issue I described? That is, terrible hissing.
Sounds like you got a dud unfortunately. I was kind of surprised to see this thread resurrected, I've actually given this thing to a friend who now uses it with his HD580, I've moved onto a DPU-50.
post #39 of 129
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Originally Posted by spudman View Post
How does $8 with free shipping sound?

http://ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA4017.htm
Thanks Spudman

I think the built in audio in my PC isn't too bad, but for 8 bucks I had to try one hehe.

This will be my first source "improvement" since getting HD580s.. I hope I can tell the difference
post #40 of 129
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
TBAAM have optical outputs?

Garrett
it does, I use it everyday, I play TBAAM with analog out to Kenwood KR3600 receiver (those blue tuner lights...) into my home built speakers, sounds gloiorous. I also use Grado SR60 ear phones plugged into the receiver headphone jack.

For the price ($28) TBAAM is the way to go IMO, I play foobar-FLAC out.

gychang
post #41 of 129
But the tBAAM seems to sample up to 48Khz pointlessly?

As for the poster's problem - I have some c-media USB headsets kicking aroudn that have the same problem.
post #42 of 129
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Originally Posted by chris_ah1 View Post
But the tBAAM seems to sample up to 48Khz pointlessly?

As for the poster's problem - I have some c-media USB headsets kicking aroudn that have the same problem.
Yeah; there was a reference to it in one of the documents on their site.

It sounds pretty bad... There was a huge difference for me going from its toslink to the Transit's toslink.

Mind you you can get around it by using a software upsampler that does a good job. If you feed it a 48khz signal from your PC it doesn't seem to touch it. And it's still a good deal for the price, I think.
post #43 of 129
So how would this compare with my creative audigy 2 value souncard? I'm using px100's.... Or should I aim for something better?
post #44 of 129
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Originally Posted by robert1325 View Post
So how would this compare with my creative audigy 2 value souncard? I'm using px100's.... Or should I aim for something better?
I've never heard the audigy or px100's, so I can't really say. But, I would imagine their performance is pretty similar.

I would save up for something better personally.
post #45 of 129
Thread Starter 
Well I can only compare with a SB Live 24, but the stick beat it by a little bit IMO. Not sure about the Audigy though. I dunno, it's still just $8 either way
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