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USB Audio Adapter - Works with Raspberry Pi

SKU: ADA1475

$8.50 AUD, inc GST

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USB Audio Adapter - Works with Raspberry Pi
8.5 AUD

SKU: ADA1475

$8.50 AUD, inc GST
5 reviews 0 5 4.6
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The Raspberry Pi has an on-board audio jack, which is super handy for all kinds of sound effects and speech, just plug and go! However, for when you want better audio for music playback, a USB audio card can greatly improve the sound quality and volume. That's because the on-board audio is generated by a PWM output and is minimally filtered. Don't get Adafruit wrong, it's a great thing to have audio on board but this USB audio card will make it even better.

Adafruit like this particular dongle for not being too bulky, you can plug it in without blocking the secondary USB port. It also works great with a Raspberry Pi! Adafruit have tested it successfully with Raspbian Wheezy & Jessie, but Adafruit don't have tutorials for any other OS's.

At this time Adafruit have a tutorial for setting it up for audio output and audio line-level input.

This device also works great with Windows machines and should also function for Macs, but Adafruit are carrying it specifically for Pi usage.

Technical Details

  • Wire Length: 139.7mm / 5.5"
  • Audio Card Dimensions: 43.76mm / 1.72" x 23.19mm / 0.91" x 11.97mm / 0.47"
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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Dylan verified purchaser

    works fine on the raspberry pi once you add dwc_otg.speed=1 to /boot/cmdline.txt (Posted on 30/12/2016)

  2. Review by Robert verified purchaser

    Excellent quality audio - far better than the Pi inbuilt audio. Simple to use, may need to edit alsa-base.conf (Posted on 25/10/2016)

  3. Review by Clifford verified purchaser

    Have not actually tried it on a Raspberry Pi but works fine on my Macbook Air. (Posted on 14/09/2016)

  4. Review by trevor verified purchaser

    As advertised - works straight up with the Pi and my Macbook pro which (thanks, Apple!) only has headphone out - one of the real irritants with the Pi is it's lack of audio in. Problem now solved. (Posted on 18/07/2016)

  5. Review by Luke - Ok but not as good as a I2S sound card verified purchaser

    This DAC produces ok sound quality but isn't that much of an improvement over the raspberry pi analog audio out. It still produces crackles and hiss at low volume when there is no audio present.
    The class D amplifier within this DAC can go quite loud which is nice.
    If you are looking for serious sound output from the raspberry pi, a dedicated I2S sound card would be better. (Posted on 15/02/2015)

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