[PlanetCCRMA] external soundcard future

Be be.0 at gmx.com
Thu Mar 5 17:57:24 PST 2015

USB 2.0 is capable of handling 24-bit samples at 96 kHz (and even a 192
kHz sample rate, but there is no good reason for such a high sample
rate: http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html ). So, as I
understand it, there is no good reason for a sound card to require USB
3.0. Get a USB 2.0 sound card and it will work with any computer you get
for years to come.

See also:

On 03/02/2015 02:47 AM, Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am wondering if anyone knows what the future of good soundcards looks like. At 
> the moment I rely on expresscard connectors (RME + an old focusrite using 
> firewire). I started realising that most new laptops don't have expresscard 
> slots any longer so this option seems to be closing. Does anyone have any 
> experience getting sound working through a USB<-expresscard adapter? Or should I 
> hurry up and buy a new laptop (my current one is 7 YO) before I ran out of 
> options? Would new soundcards being developed use USB3? Or? 
>  thanks
> Oded
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