I bought an external USB sound card for my Raspberry Pi because the sound quality of the built-in 3.5mm audio jack is not that good and I experienced a lot of noise.
The retailer of the sound card is called Ugreen and a lot of reviews on the internet state that the device should instantly work with the Raspberry Pi 3 without further configuration.
This is the output of
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 8/8 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3 Subdevice #4: subdevice #4 Subdevice #5: subdevice #5 Subdevice #6: subdevice #6 Subdevice #7: subdevice #7 card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 1: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: Device [USB Audio Device], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
I'm running a fresh installation of
2017-01-11-raspbian-jessie on my Pi. If I run
raspi-config and check the audio settings, I only have the following options:
0 Auto 1 Force 3.5mm ('headphone') jack 2 Force HDMI
I already tried all the options without any success. My speakers are working perfectly fine with the built-in 3.5mm connector. But not with the USB sound card. The speakers are powered via USB and the audio signal goes directly to the 3.5mm slot of the USB sound card which is connected to a USB slot on my Raspberry Pi.
I don't know what I can do now to get the sound card working.