USB Audio Question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by NatronB, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2002

    A friend of mine mentioned that USB speakers affect processor performance. Is this true? I've been thinking about picking up some Harmon Kardon Soundsticks for a while now, and if what my friend says is true, well, I'd have to rethink my decision.


  2. macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2002
    South Carolina
    At first thought it seems it would be a bit of a drain on the processor. Since it's a usb connection the sound processing would have to be on the cpu instead of the soundcard. I doubt though that it would be a noticable performance difference, but I'm not sure on that one.

    I was thinking about getting the JBL Creature speakers for myself. They look pretty good plus it includes a subwoofer, and it's a regular audio connection if I'm correct.

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