I'm in the market for a pair of monitors that will run off my computer. I'm leaning heavily toward the Alesis M1Active 520 USBs, but before I make the purchase I need to ask an important question.
I'm running a Dell PC 64-bit with Windows 7. My sound card is a Turtle Beach Montego DDL. This is a PCI card, and it does not have its own USB port. Will it still send audio to the monitors through my computer's USB hub, or do I need monitors that plug directly into my sound card? And if I can use USB monitors with my current setup, would there be any difference in performance compared to ones that would go into my sound card through the 1/4" jack?
This is a new area for me, so any input on the matter would be appreciated.