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Cheap Frontside Audio for $2.26

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Chixofnix

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Nov 18, 2003
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Kansas City, KS USA
From the "Why didn't I think of this?" department:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22475

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$2.26 and no shipping.

It's evidently "plug-and-play," not requiring any special audio drivers. Could be handy solution for any headset user dealing with finicky drivers, short cables and/or a case missing frontside audio.
 

EarthDog

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Hmm, I wonder if this would work with teh Xfi stuff that doesnt have front panel headers and needs a special wire as opposed to the one that is on the case....
 

Old Thrashbarg

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Sep 26, 2007
Hmm, I wonder if this would work with teh Xfi stuff that doesnt have front panel headers and needs a special wire as opposed to the one that is on the case....

It's an entirely separate USB audio card, not really a front-panel device per se.

I have a similar one, probably exactly the same internally as that one. It's... OK. Definitely worth a couple bucks if you have a use for it. Not great audio quality, definitely lesser than the average onboard sound nowadays, but it's pretty much trouble-free. It works particularly well with older laptops that have especially noisy onboard sound.