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2.0 out of 5 stars Got what i paid for., 2 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Dynamode USB Sound Card 7 (Accessory)
To be honest i didn't expect much from this as 7.1 through that sized usb AND for that price sounds impossible. I thought it was worth a try due to the price.

First of all, keep one thing in mind: IT IS NOT a 7.1 sound adapter! This adapter has 1 input and 1 output sockets, to connect 7.1 or 5.1 properly you need 4 and 2 sockets.

First thing i came to notice after removing the dilivery packaging is word "virtual 7.1" (Which basically means "not real"). That made me glad it was cheap and I got it for testing and not using. Virtual 7.1 (or simulated as packaging says) is supposed to give you the effect of 7.1 through a headset, which made me wonder, where the does "1" in "7.1" go, there is no way a headset can simulate a subwoofer, nor can it boost the bass without risk of burning the headset. Furthermore, 2 speakers cannot provide 5 directional sound (not to mention 7).

When i actually tried it out on 5.1 speakers and a normal headset i noticed 2 things.
Speakers: no "3d", not even a 3d effect, it worked like normal stereo sound card.
Headset: Bass as well as most of other low frequency sounds actually dissapeared or faded to the point where i could bearly hear them, only high frequency sound remained unchanged (or maybe amplified a bit).

Overall, if your sound card burned down this might be a good thing to have until you get get a proper one, but it's not the kind I would like to be using.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2012 14:06:16 GMT
You need to download latest driver and software for the device in order to access the 7.1 effects which I confirm are working well on the unit I just received. I use DriverGenius software to automatically detect new drivers and download them but you should also be able to find it by searching for Cmedia CM108 drivers.

Posted on 2 Apr 2012 15:33:28 BDT
DAllen says:
You need to be using a bigger sound system for the 3d and 7.1 to work, not just a pair of headphones. Mine work brilliantly with my 7.1 Home Cinema System, and from a little USB it's brilliant for the price. I only got it because my TV could only output in 5.1.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2013 09:29:51 GMT
Zero says:
I believe you are missing the point here. The usb sound card provides 3D-LIKE sound, NOT 3d sound. As i stated in my review i tried it out with 5.1 speakers. What i forgot to metion was the following:
In order use 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set as it was designed to be used they need to be connected right, and this sound adapter does not have enouth sockets for that.

I am wondering how you connected you'r "7.1 Home Cinema System" into a single sound output socket; 5.1 systems require connecting into 2 sockets, 7.1 require 3 (if i am not mistaked) this card has only 1 output socket.

If you really did manage to get it to work, please share your knowledge with everyone. How did you connect the speakers to the adapter?
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