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Sound Card help please

Hi,

I'm not too sure what I'm doing but I know I need a sound card. While using Virtual dj, I want to preview songs separately in headphones, while my speakers continue playing my mix (totally different output), so will an external usb audio adapter like this work?

http://www.amazon.com/USB-Audio-Adapter-Microphone-Jack/dp/B000N35A0Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

(cheap cause I have no money) or something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-USBDONGLE-USBDongle-Adapter/dp/B000O2H5V6/ref=pd_cp_MI_3?pf_rd_p=413863501&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000JCQUWQ&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=05RBC16TYE7642FXCN45

It apparently needs to be at least 4.1 channel surround to work great.. Will those ^^ ^^ work alright?

OR will I need something big like this, with Digital i/o ?

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Blaster-Digital-I-Module/dp/B000ECSHPE/ref=pd_bbs_10?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215527758&sr=8-10

BTW I'm using a DELL desktop and I don't want an "internal" sound card and I have my speakers hooked up to the back so I can use my USB in the front..

and I won't be using a mic, I only need an audio OUTPUT for my headphones while my speakers continue playing something else..

UGH I'm so lost

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virtual dj needs 4.1 and seperate front/rear outputs

In reply to: Sound Card help please

that's how you'll have a stereo output (front) of your mix to your amp and a different preview output (rear) to your headphones. the units you mentioned only have mic (input)/headphone (output) jacks. whatever you get will replace your laptop audio.

since you have a desktop, any $30 internal sound card would be perfect and guaranteed to work.
diamond xs 7.1, $34: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829111001
audigy se 7.1, $28: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003

since you want to use usb, you might have problems because the vendor provided drivers are often crappy. this gwc should work for you (but isn't saving you any money).
gwc 5.1, $27: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829126101
this x-fi will definitely work with virtual dj (see first user comment).
audigy x-fi 5.1 usb, $68: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102020

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I get it now

In reply to: virtual dj needs 4.1 and seperate front/rear outputs

Thanks so much for yr response.. Looks like I'll get a gwc 5.1 =]

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but wait

In reply to: I get it now

If I get that gwc 5.1 can I keep my speakers plugged in the back of my tower or do I need to plug it in the "Front audio output" ? Cause I don't want the speakers to sound gross..

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no, you'll have to plug everything into the usb audio device

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including your main output.

btw, why don't you want to use a internal sound card?

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LOL

I was looking around and turns out I already have an internal 4.1 sound card (ahah I'm so dumb).. I got both my headphones and speakers plugged in, I configured VDJ and everything's working great! Thanks so much for yr help !!

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