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Simple and cheap, does the job ok
on 17 April 2014
I bought one of these for a friend who had a damaged 3.5mm jack on their laptop and was unable to connect their external speakers. As they use their laptop to hook up to a TV to watch DVD's and films (this is the primary use of the notebook) they were stuck with the weedy onboard speakers and the usual bad sound quality.
The device is very simple, plug it into a USB port, Windows 7 sees the device instantly and that's it you get a microphone and headphone jack, there are no drivers needed to install. Output quality is quite reasonable for such a low cost device, build is best described as passable at best (light plastic case, could be better here, it's not going to take a beating) You can adjust some settings via the control panel, though don't expect the tweaking of a high cost dedicated USB sound card.
Considering the low cost, and ease of use this is a pretty good purchase if you need an inexpensive way to get sound from a computer via a USB port. Don't buy it though expecting superior sound quality, it's ok but it won't give better sound quality than the one on board it's just a convenient way to hook up sound if you want to use the USB port.