USB lijkt nu toch eindelijk door te gaan breken. Ik zie steeds meer USB spul, o.a. de LCS-1040 USB speakers van Labtec. Net Excite heeft een review:
Since this is the first version of the USB Class 1 Digital Audio standard, this leaves the LCS-1040 and other products many room for improvements. This includes by improving the quality of the speaker itself. While we were playing some .WAV files, we can notice some distortion when we were running other programs such as Internet Explorer 4 the same time. This can be fixed by optimizing the drivers with in Windows 98. I guess we have to leave it up to Microsoft for fixing it. Not to mention that CPU usage was quite high when we compare it to the SoundBlaster Live! Also there should be a microphone input on the speaker itself so users can connect a microphone. The microphone signal should, of course, travel back to the system so you can do video conferencing or record your voice! I also look forward in seeing units that have multiple speaker and surround sound configuration along with 3D effects. Something like EAX built into the drivers or speakers.