Hello, New here - so if this is in the wrong spot please forgive me. I've done a lot of recording in a corporate setting for many years but I've never run into this problem and I am having a hard time trying to figure it out. We have a couple MXL Tempo USB microphones for doing VO work. The sound quality of these is pretty darn good for the price but --- monitoring without latency is darn near impossible and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direct to solve this. There are some current limitations - We use Dell laptops running Win 7 64bit. THe onboard sound card is an IDT and uses an IDT HD driver. I record using either Audacity or Adobe Audition. When monitoring I either get good volume but high latency, or extremely low volume and no latency. MXL has been no help.... You are supposed to be able to plug headphones into the mic for "zero latency". This is a crock o' you know what. It actually gets the signal from the PC not directly from the mic. I get good levels in the recording software - I just can't get good zero latencly through the monitor headphones. I've tried ASIO4ALL - nope. I tried adjusting latency in the software - nope (can only go down to 30ms), Tried numerous settings with the sound card and USB codec- nope. I even tried using a small headphone amp from Behringer which helps a little but not sufficient enough. Any recommendation is welcome. If you can recommend a sound card that would work in desktop PC that would be great too.