USB devices connect to a 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 usb plug on a computer.


Most USB 1.1 devices are 'class compliant', i.e. they conform to a standard that is supported in Linux, but this may not support all the features of the device. Generally 48kHz/16 bit stereo I/O will work. Some devices have dedicated ALSA support for advanced features.

Many USB 2.0 devices require proprietary drivers and so will not work on Linux, there are some that will work.

Class 1 or 2 CompliantEdit

USB Audio Class 1 or 2 compliant devices (i.e. it comes without its own custom drivers for Windows or OS X) will work. Although many others will work perfectly, the following are recommended: