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    Sound Blaster MP3 USB the way to go...

    I purchased a SB Mp3 usb soundcard for an alternative to my onboard sound.... (heard the hard drive clicking away)

    WOW! What a difference.. The gold plated Line out provided better signal to noise than my 600 dollar Pioneer Headunit with 6 volt preamps.
    IT WAS ONLY 29.99 on ebay or 39.99 @ Best Buy..

    I really like the graphic equalizer and throw in some Otpical in and outs its GREAT. MY XMPCR with toslink op out plugs right in.. Mp3's and XM are CRYSTAL CLEAR. No engine noise, no static, nothing but pure silence when muted, or when volume is at 0, the only noise is the noise you will get with a badly recorded mp3. I give it 2 thinms up for quality and price.


    I noticed that it is the same size and design of the Audigy 2.. hmm mabye its the same thing minus the 5.1 sound processor? Could that be why its so good..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakazie2
    I purchased a SB Mp3 usb soundcard for an alternative to my onboard sound.... (heard the hard drive clicking away)

    WOW! What a difference.. The gold plated Line out provided better signal to noise than my 600 dollar Pioneer Headunit with 6 volt preamps.
    IT WAS ONLY 29.99 on ebay or 39.99 @ Best Buy..

    I really like the graphic equalizer and throw in some Otpical in and outs its GREAT. MY XMPCR with toslink op out plugs right in.. Mp3's and XM are CRYSTAL CLEAR. No engine noise, no static, nothing but pure silence when muted, or when volume is at 0, the only noise is the noise you will get with a badly recorded mp3. I give it 2 thinms up for quality and price.


    I noticed that it is the same size and design of the Audigy 2.. hmm mabye its the same thing minus the 5.1 sound processor? Could that be why its so good..
    I bought this soundcard to use with my XMPCR optical output but I could not get the SB MP3 card to pass the optical audio to the analog output. The only way to listen to the XMPCR via optical was to record and playback, I finally returned the card to BestBuy. I verfied that the SB MP3 optical was for recording only via SB's website under the FAQs:
    http://dmzweb4.europe.creative.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=868,E=0000000000024637049,K=8267,Sxi=0,Case=ob j(11019)#q8

    I have no sound while recording from SPDIF In with the USB Sound Blaster MP3+

    The reason why you are not getting sound while recording from SPDIF In, is that the USB Sound Blaster MP3+ does not support SPDIF In or Line-In monitoring.

    This means, you can only record the incoming SPDIF signal, however you cannot hear/playback the incoming SPIDIF signal at the same time.


    Are you able to listen to optical audio without recording on the SB MP3?

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    I haven't plugged mine into the car yet, but I heard a faint Humming when plugged into the wall. You think maybe... bad USB cable. I dunno, if I remember it was periodic.
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    Periodic? Could be EM interference from something. Bad AC power in your house?

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    Possibly, as I recall when i hooked it up to my bro's mac, it ran fine.
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    You know, ill have to hceck.. my XM has both Analog and optical hooked up... LEt me try unplugging the analog and see if i get the sound through. However even if it is analog it still sounds 100% better with the SB mp3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakazie2
    You know, ill have to hceck.. my XM has both Analog and optical hooked up... LEt me try unplugging the analog and see if i get the sound through. However even if it is analog it still sounds 100% better with the SB mp3.
    Anychance you could tell me if the soundcard works coming out of hibernation when you shutdown with a song playing? I don't want to buy another USB soundcard that won't work for me. The M-Audio Sonica wouldn't come out of hibernation. I've noticed that I get audio through the onboard soundcard before winxp resume fully-screen still black with bar at the bottom saying resuming from ...

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    DUnno, got it on my desktop now, listening throuhg headphones, sounds same as my SB Live! 5.1 PCI card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBJUSTIN
    The reason why you are not getting sound while recording from SPDIF In, is that the USB Sound Blaster MP3+ does not support SPDIF In or Line-In monitoring.
    this is simply plain wrong. it's a limitation of the driver. works nicely in linux with Alsa
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