It could be that there are a number of USB sound devices out there.mahjongg wrote:I'm a bit puzzled why everybody wants to use an USB device to get audio in
It is just like a lot of people want to use VGA monitors because they have them sitting.
There's probably a perception false or otherwise that USB sound in was easy to set up on a PC so it should be the same for the RPi.
The same also applies to USB webcams.
One of the early claims of the RPi was that it would be able to use existing USB devices like Mouse & Keyboard which for the main part the simple USB 1.1 wired ones it does, it's not that big a leap to assume other USB devices should be as easy however eroneous that belief.