Ah, college dorms, ever the toxic force when it comes to technology and possessions.
Without getting too into the nitty gritty, some dipshit managed to break my computer's headphone jack (sigh), and I'm sort of wondering what my best options are here and if anyone could make some recommendations. In my Google searches, I seem to have come across two solutions: getting a set of headphones that connects to a USB port (perhaps not my ideal
scenario, but doable), or "buying an external audio interface that connects to the computer via Firewire or USB, ignoring the internal sound card. The bonus is that you'll substantially improve the audio quality of your computer. " I don't know anything about the latter, but I do
enjoy audio quality (:P), so I'd like to hear more about this if people have suggestions. Otherwise, thoughts either way would be much appreciated.
Edit: Does anyone have experience with a product like this? http://www.amazon.com/External-Sound-Adapter-Desktop-Notebook/dp/B000BUDHNQ/ref=pd_bbs_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241032326&sr=8-7
Might be a good solution rather than buying a pair of headphones that I'd only be able to use with my computer.