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Which brings us back to where it started… “Is the earphone jack sufficient?
The answer is yes.
We are talking about AM and the nuances brought up and discussed, except for Phil’s and my comments about software “enhancements”, won’t be a factor.
I think an external USB sound I/O device is a good choice due to the ability of easily switching from one computer to another without disassembly. Your concern about “hiccups” with a USB device is worth considering and this is one of those “try it to find out” situations. If it helps, I use data capture hardware through the USB port and have had no problems with dropout or hanging. Granted, this is different from sound devices but I would expect that if the driver is provided by the sound device manufacturer there would not be a problem. What happens later in the software processing may raise issues.