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what's the difference between usb headphones and analog headphones?

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my sis asked me where she could find usb headphones since there wasnt any at the nearest computer stores.
she told me that it was a requirement for her homebased outsourcing job.

Why cant they use normal headphones? im pretty sure a good quality analog headphone would be more than good enough for that
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There is not really much difference, other than with a USB headset it uses its own chip to generate and record the sounds. Either should be fine but I bet your sister just said USB because it was the first thing that came to mind.
    
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Analog headphones should actually be easier to get. If she means headSET then analog or USB are equally easy to find (the cheap Logitech ones should do the job).
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USB ones are typically plug and play, and don't even use the sound card at all. It's pretty hard to install them wrong, unlike analog headphones where you can plug the mic into the wrong port, and/or have sound card issues.
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